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  • Enhanced Programming

    Culture and entertainment History
    Parlour in the Victorian home at Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site.
    Location(s): Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
    Cost: Adults $7.90 | Seniors $7.40 | Youth $3.90 (This fee includes your site admission.)

    Upgrade your adventure and form a deeper connection with a Canadian hero. A new enhanced exhibit features personal belongings, instruments used in surgery, and family heirlooms. Bethune was also a prolific artist and original works are a focal point of this new attraction. Take a selfie, as you help Bethune in surgery. Pick up and handle several Victorian artifacts, can you guess their use in our Hands-On activity area?

    Note that the Enhanced Program has a limited number of spaces and will fill up on some of our busiest days, especially around Canadian Thanksgiving, October 12 – 14, 2019. This program may not be available from noon to 1:30 PM in May and June.

    Hours

    10 AM.to 4 PM daily. (Last admission sold at 4:00 PM.)
    We recommend you purchase your Enhanced Program admission prior to 4:00 PM, to allow you time to participate in everything.)

    May 16, 2019 through June 30, 2019, open Thursday through Monday. (Closed Tues. /Wed.)

    July 1 to Aug. 31, open every day. 

    Sept. 1 through Oct 31, open Wednesday through Monday. (Closed Tues.)

  • Muskoka Chataqua Culture Days / Local Colours event

    Culture and entertainment History
    A Parks Canada interpreter and a visitor in period costumes walking in front of the Victorian home at the Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site.
    Time: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Location(s): Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
    Cost: Adults $3.90 | Seniors $3.40 | Youth Free

    On the weekend of Ontario’s Culture Days, local artisans from Muskoka Chataqua will host an exhibit in the Bethune Visitor Centre, with examples of local visual arts and a chance to watch the artists in action.

    Included in regular admission.  Regular admission and program fees apply.

  • Bethune Memorial House Thanksgiving Festival

    Culture and entertainment History
    Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site of Canada
    Location(s): Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
    Cost: Adults $3.90 | Seniors $3.40 | Youth Free

    Every year on Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, thousands of visitors from China, along with Chinese-Canadians make a pilgrimage to the site in Gravenhurst to pay their respects to Norman Bethune and to tour and enjoy the internationally famous fall colours in Muskoka and Algonquin Provincial Park.  You can be a part of this tradition and see our site at its busiest!  Bethune Memorial House admission and programs will be available on a first-come-first served basis and we will have extended hours of 9:00AM to 5:00PM for all three days.  But be sure to make any local accommodation or tour reservations well in advance, as Muskoka will be especially busy that weekend!