Canada Historic Places Day – July 6

Join us at Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site for a fun-filled day in celebration of the Parks Canada places that preserve our nation’s history and heritage.

From 10 am to 4 pm, we will have special activities such as face-painting and kite-flying, and as always you may choose to discover the extensive trail system, take in the beautiful views of Charlottetown Harbour, or spend some time around the traditional Wigwam learning about Indigenous culture from local Mi’kmaq presenters.

This is a free event where all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served, and visitors are encouraged to pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic on the grounds.

Family Fun Day – August 11

Parks Canada is celebrating families and Acadian culture at Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site on Sunday, August 11, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This Family Fun Day event is in honour of National Acadian Feast Day which is observed on August 15th every year.

Activities will include face painting, kite flying, as well as Mi’kmaq interpretive programming and traditional games at the birch bark wigwam. This free, drop-in event is sure to be fun for the whole family. Light food and beverages will be provided, and visitors are also encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the beautiful grounds while overlooking the Charlottetown Harbour. 

HSMBC plaque unveiling – August 12

On August 12 at 11am, the public is invited to attend a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC) plaque unveiling ceremony at Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site. The ceremony will commemorate the national historic significance of the 18th century Mi’kmaq-French Alliance and coincides with the weeklong festivities (August 10-15) of the of the Congrès mondial acadien in Prince Edward Island.

Jour du Souvenir Acadien (Acadian Day of Remembrance)  December 13

This annual commemoration is designed to be a day of remembrance, but also celebrates the richness and the dynamism of the Acadian people as a model of courage and perseverance.