Centennial Events

Signature Events

Boomer the Beaver © Parks Canada

Parks Canada Celebrates Hockey Day in Canada

What better way is there to celebrate the centennial of Parks Canada but to team up with Hockey Day in Canada and present a day of activities at the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site, Kluane National Park and Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site.

Parks Canada is pleased to welcome Governor General David Johnston, Ron MacLean, Don Cherry, the Ottawa Senators Alumni Team and hockey greats including Wendel Clark and Trevor Linden.

Parks Canada’s centennial celebrations in Yukon will be officially kicked off at the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site on February 12 in Whitehorse. Shinny games will be played on a rink set up on the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site grounds which will include a special appearance by “Boomer the Beaver.” A Yukon style canvas wall tent will provide protection from the elements.

On Wednesday February 9 in Kluane National Park a shinny game was played on beautiful Kathleen Lake with Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron McLean and company in attendance.

Boomer and friends Boomer and friends
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On Thursday February 10, in Dawson City festivities began with a tour by Governor General David Johnston through the historic Commissionaire’s Residence.

 

Shinny game at the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site Shinny game at the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
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Zamboni on Kathleen Lake in Kluane National Park
Zamboni on Kathleen Lake in Kluane National Park
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Shinny rink at the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
Shinny rink at the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
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Parks Canada medallion at centre ice
Parks Canada medallion at centre ice
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S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
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Come celebrate!
Come celebrate!
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Fun on the ice at the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
Fun on the ice at the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
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Petitcodiac/ Salsbury Bantom
Petitcodiac/ Salsbury Bantom "A" Flyers are skating at the S.S Klondike NHS!
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Boomer faces off!
Boomer faces off!
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Warming up with a cup of hot chocolate
Warming up with a cup of hot chocolate
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Playing ring toss with Boomer
Playing ring toss with Boomer
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Boomer and friends with the Stanley Cup
Boomer and friends with the Stanley Cup
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Clearing the ice at the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
Clearing the ice at the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
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Hockey Day in Canada on the Dawson River
Hockey Day in Canada on the Dawson River
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