Cave and Basin at night © Parks Canada/Paul Zizka
Woodside National Historic Site
Savour the seasonal delights of a Victorian Christmas © Parks Canada
Feel the magic of the holiday season at Woodside National Historic Site. Walk through the richly decorated rooms and savour the seasonal delights of a Victorian Christmas. Dip a pen in ink and write a letter to Santa Claus, hear a selection of Victorian carols, or behold the splendor of Woodside by the soft glow of lamplight during special holiday programming.
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Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site
Immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Christmas © Parks Canada
Experience the magic of the holidays during the 19th century at Cartier House’s "The Magic of Christmas Unfolds" and be enchanted by the period gifts and decorations. Learn about the origins of Santa Claus. Don't miss the preparations for the réveillons!
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La Mauricie National Park
Spend the night in a cozy oTENTik after a day of skiing© Parks Canada/André-Paul Therrien
Discover La Mauricie National Park decked out it in its most spectacular winter finery. Experience this wonderland and its exceptional cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities, then spend the night in a cozy oTENTik complete with a wood-burning fireplace.
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Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Winter nights are magical at Cave and Basin © Parks Canada/Paul Zizka
Winter evenings are a beautiful time to visit the birthplace of Canada’s national parks system. Cave and Basin National Historic Site stays open late for "Magic Winter Saturday Nights" from December 6 until March 28.
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Fort Malden National Historic Site
See how soldiers celebrated Christmas! © Parks Canada
Come and check out how soldiers two hundred years ago celebrated Christmas during "A Garrison Christmas". Sip cider, eat cookies, or even treat yourself to a soldier's Christmas meal. Children can make decorations to take home and participate in various games and activities.
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Fort George National Historic Site
Play games at Fort George Garrison Christmas! © Parks Canada
Visit Fort George National Historic Site for a fun family holiday event. “Fort George Garrison Christmas” features activities, crafts, games, hot beverages and treats, as well as scheduled musket demonstrations.
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Fort Langley National Historic Site
Join a costumed interpreter for chestnut roasting and stories around the cozy fireplace © Parks Canada/Scott Munn
Get away from the holiday bustle and make memories with your family and friends at the fort! Enjoy a traditional holiday atmosphere, crafts, storytelling, chestnut roasting, and children’s activities.
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Rideau Canal National Historic Site
Skate the world’s largest skating rink! © Parks Canada/North Channel Productions Inc
Take a skate along the world's largest skating rink! Each winter the historic Rideau Canal is transformed into a 7.8-kilometre world-famous skateway that winds through the heart of Ottawa.
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Parks Canada Discovery Pass: a Great Gift Idea
Explore Parks Canada places with a Discovery Pass © Parks Canada/Image Works Alberta Inc
Give the gift of unlimited opportunities to experience nearly 100 Parks Canada places for a full year. The Parks Canada Discovery Pass will allow your family or friends explore Canada's spectacular natural environment or discover the inspiring people, places and events of the country’s fascinating past.
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Parka Merchandise: Gifts for Kids
Parka merchandise is a great gift idea! © Parks Canada
Make your little ones smile during the holidays with official Parka merchandise. The Parks Canada mascot’s stickers, pack, pencils and stuffies are a great stocking stuffer!
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Parks Canada has a wide selection of great gifts for everyone on your list! Check out these gift ideas.