Come visit Parks Canada places this season! There’s something for everyone to enjoy during this colourful time of year. Head out on the trails, take to the water, sleep under the stars and let the memories begin!

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Interpreter and young visitors to Signal Hill in period costume.
Signal Hill National Historic Site

Sagas and shadows

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
August 20, 23, 27 and 30

Join us for an evening of storytelling and Viking cheer! Gather round the kitchen fire as you listen to heroic stories, tragic tales and more. From the Vinland Sagas to Norse myths, these classic Viking stories are sure to entertain!

Escape room – The test of Tykir

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
August 20 to September 26

Do you have what it takes to find Tykir’s hidden map? Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test and prove yourself worthy of standing by the side of the legendary Leif Eriksson!

Fire the noon day gun

Signal Hill National Historic Site
August 20 to 31

Become part of a tradition dating back to at least the 19th century! Learn the history and purpose of the Noon Day Gun, before firing it yourself to signal the hour of noon to St. John’s below.

Ghosts of Signal Hill

Signal Hill National Historic Site
August 23 and 24

From storyteller and celebrated folklorist Dale Jarvis comes an evening of ghost stories, historical tales, and strange adventures. Prepare to feel your spine tingling under the cloak of darkness.

Night sky celebration

Terra Nova National Park
August 23 and 24

Join us and the St. John's Chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as we celebrate the night sky!

Ales and tales

Signal Hill National Historic Site
August 23 and 30

Fall vistas await as you retrace the footsteps of the Battle of Signal Hill and learn how the site’s rich history was tied to beer. Craft beer experts from Quidi Vidi Brewery will highlight contrasts between historic and modern beer. Finish your experience with a flight of their finest ales and a plate of fish and chips in the oldest microbrewery in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Western Brook Pond boat tour

Gros Morne National Park
September 1 to October 15

Come aboard a scenic tour across this glacier-carved, land-locked fjord. Marvel at the cascading waterfalls thousands of feet high and billion year-old cliffs.

Nova Scotia

A family takes a picture with an interpreters in period costume.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Traditional music on Thursday at Port-Royal

Port-Royal National Historic Site
August 22

If you enjoy traditional music, mark this Thursday on your calendar! Clap your hands, tap your feet and listen to the fine singers and musicians that are part of the local talent of the region.

Freedom of the City with the 78th Highlanders

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
August 23

Freedom of the City is an honour granted to military or paramilitary groups in recognition of their service to a municipality. Since 1998, the 78th Highlanders has exercised this privilege by marching through the streets of Halifax with bayonets fixed, drums beating, and Colours flying. Take in the special squad inspection inside the Halifax Citadel and then after the noon gun, follow the Highlanders to Grand Parade and onto Government House.

Kejimkujik dark sky weekend

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
August 23 to 25

Search Kejimkujik’s spectacular night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations and much more in Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve! There will be stories and discoveries for all ages.

Fort to fort run

Fort Anne National Historic Site and Port-Royal National Historic Site
August 24

Tie on your sneakers and walk, run or cycle between Fort Anne and Port-Royal national historic sites! Starting from Fort Anne in beautiful Annapolis Royal, this is a truly unique, historic and fun event for the whole family! Join Parks Canada’s mascot, Parka, and an honorary British soldier, for a special warm up at Fort Anne before embarking on the 24 km round trip course.

Fête de Saint Louis

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
August 25

Eat, drink and be merry as we celebrate this traditional feast day honouring the patron saint of the French.

Rendez-vous with Samuel de Champlain at Port-Royal

Port-Royal National Historic Site
August 28

Join Samuel de Champlain as he shares stories of his many adventures in Acadia. From his voyages of exploration to his experiences at Saint Croix Island and Port-Royal, you’ll hear first-hand why he founded the “Order of Good Cheer” and how friendship and alliances played an integral part in the relationships between the French and Mi’kmaq.

Keji multisport festival: Women’s triathlon and mixed team relay

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
September 6 to 8

Capture the magic of endurance sport within lush forests, meandering rivers and through a rich cultural landscape. Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to embrace the challenge with a sense of adventure and fun. Camp or stay close by and participate in evening activities.

Hike the highlands festival

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
September 13 to 22

Join us for the 15th annual Hike the Highlands Festival, featuring guided hikes within and near the park!

Harvest home

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
September 14
Wheelchair accessible

Celebrate the tradition of Harvest Home with children’s entertainment, games and a barbecue. In the early 1900s, this event was held at the Bell family estate, Beinn Bhreagh, for people from the estate and the village. Now you can celebrate with us at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site!

Paddling flotilla and launch of birch bark canoes

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
September 14

Free entry day! Witness master craftsman Todd Labrador and his apprentices launch two traditional Mi’kmaw birch bark canoes constructed at Kejimkujik this summer. Then, join park guides in the big Canoe or rent or bring your own canoe or kayak. Enjoy refreshments at Kedge Beach as we celebrate the ancient craft of birch bark canoe building.

Grandmother Moon

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
September 15 and 16, October 13 and 14

It is said that Grandmother Moon watches over the waters of the earth. This Indigenous ceremony celebrates Grandmother Moon and women's teachings.

Revolutionary War encampment, the Second Citadel in the age of revolution

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
September 21 and 22

Don’t miss the spectacle as members of various Maritime Living History groups join forces to create an 18th century military camp inside the historic site walls. This period during the American Revolution saw thousands of Loyalists immigrate to Nova Scotia making a significant contribution to a new nation, what would eventually become Canada. Take in the details of camp life with camp cooking, blacksmithing and children’s games.

Thanksgiving weekend

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
October 12 to 14

Soak up the brilliant colours of fall and enjoy what has become one of Kejimkujik’s most popular weekends of the year! Participate in the annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, the Haunted Jaunt, and take the plunge at the annual Cold Turkey swim. It’s the perfect weekend to spend with friends and family and the last big weekend of the season!

Pumpkin carving

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
October 14

Fun for the whole family at La Rigouèche (Chéticamp campground) and Broad Cove campground!

Celtic colours hikes

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
October 14 to 18

Enjoy a special series of guided hikes through the vibrant panorama of autumn leaves during the Celtic Colours International Festival.

Celtic colours international festival presents the Bell Series

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
October 14 to 18
Wheelchair accessible

A unique opportunity to see featured festival musicians share conversations about their life and work through an interactive performance.

Huckle buckle festival

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
October 18 and 19

Join us in Ingonish to celebrate the splendour of fall during the Huckle Buckle Fall Festival! Guided Hikes, fabulous food, children's activities, pumpkins, scarecrows and ceilidhs—there is something for everyone!

Remembrance Day commemorations

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
November 11

Parks Canada and the Halifax Citadel are honoured to join in Remembrance Day commemorations in Halifax. The 1st Field Artillery Regiment will fire a 21-gun salute at the front entrance followed by the firing of the noon gun. The Halifax Citadel and Army Museum will be open to visitors free of charge from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

30th annual Victorian Christmas

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
November 23 and 24

Make your way to the Halifax Citadel as the historic fort takes on a festive air with Victorian carols, crafts, games and, of course, Father Christmas. Enjoy some hot cider and don’t miss the Parks Canada Victorian photo booth - it’s the perfect way to capture some holiday magic to share with family and friends.

New Brunswick

Star gazers take in the milky way with telescopes during an evening program.
Fundy National Park

Let’s get movin’ in Kouchibouguac!

Kouchibouguac National Park
August 28

Fun outside games and activities. At the event tent in the South Kouchibouguac campground.

Parka's great adventure

Kouchibouguac National Park
August 22 and 29

Join Parka on an adventure at Kellys Beach.

Sand sculpture workshop

Kouchibouguac National Park
August 23

Grab your shovels and buckets young and old! Participate at a workshop and then be creative. Prizes to be won! At Kellys Beach, ocean side.

Dune moonlight walk

Kouchibouguac National Park
August 23

With an eye on the horizon and a willing heart, they sailed along the Kouchibouguac dunes. Dive in the past and discover who they were. Bring a flashlight. Meet at Kellys Beach white tent.

Family fun

Kouchibouguac National Park
August 24

Fun games and a treasure hunt for the whole family!

Learn to fly fish

Fundy National Park
August 24

Learn to fly fish, visit with park wardens to learn how they protect the environment, and meet a park ecologist.

Sounds of summer - concert

Fundy National Park
August 24 and 31

The sweet, salty air of the Fundy Coast is filled with the sounds of summer: bees buzzing, birds singing, waves crashing on a beach… and the finest music the Maritimes have to offer!

Pyjama tumble & board games

Kouchibouguac National Park
August 27

Come and play before turning out the lights! Enjoy games, challenges, a craft and a story.

Art in the park

Kouchibouguac National Park
August 30

Get inspired by the enchanting setting of Kellys Beach and have fun as you create. Find us towards the end of the boardwalk at Kellys, on the lagoon side.

Fundy star party

Fundy National Park
August 30

Astronomy made easy! Join us for a weekend filled with opportunities to take a “guided walk” through the stars in this Dark Sky Preserve.

Fundy golf tournament

Fundy National Park
September 7 and 8

Attention golfers! Challenge your friends and family at Fundy National Park’s annual Par 70 golf tournament. Stay the weekend and participate in New Brunswick’s longest running golf tournament.

10k under 10 million stars

Kouchibouguac National Park
September 14

Walk or run the 10k loop, or a 5k round trip, starting at Pijeboogwek. We invite participants to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food bank.

Fundy circuit ultra

Fundy National Park
September 21

Attention all trail runners and adventure seekers! Join us for Atlantic Canada’s largest trail race. The challenging route takes runners deep into the wilderness of Fundy National Park. There is something for everyone, with a variety of distances for all levels of runners: 1.5km kids run, 12km, 24km and 50 km for individuals and 100km 4 person relay!

KouchXtreme

Kouchibouguac National Park
September 21

Run, crawl, jump and get muddy and soaked from head to toe! These challenges are for tough cookies! Ages 4-13.

Fall star fest

Kouchibouguac National Park
September 27 and 28

Gaze up at the night sky this fall with volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada! Most activities are weather dependent so don’t hesitate to inquire before heading out the door.

Behind the scenes at La Source

Kouchibouguac National Park
September 28

Whether driving your car, riding your bike or on foot, be sure to drop by La Source for refreshments and to chat with park staff.

Fundy bike fest

Fundy National Park
October 4 to 21

Join us for a celebration of the Fundy Coast region's biking culture. Activities for all ages and skill level, including the incredible Elgin Mountain Marathon!

Take a kid mountain biking day

Kouchibouguac National Park
October 5

Come enjoy this activity for the whole family! Fun challenges and surprises await along the route and door prizes for kids to be won. Need to rent a bike? Call the park a few days in advance to make arrangements. Bike helmets mandatory.

The Fundy pumpkin festival

Fundy National Park
October 5 and 6

Put a Fundy spin on your family’s favourite fall tradition! Join us for this fun-filled weekend and our annual pumpkin carving contest; winning pumpkin artists will be announced at the Saturday evening campfire program and prizes will be awarded.

Board games night

Kouchibouguac National Park
October 11

Come join us at the event tent for an evening of board games! Remember to bring a flashlight.

Pumpkin decoration contest

Kouchibouguac National Park
October 11

A new fall camping tradition! Come decorate a pumpkin in the park and enter the contest! Limited quantity of pumpkins offered to campers starting Friday at 6 p.m. at the event tent. Contest judging will take place at the outdoor theatre Sunday October 13th.

Rally under the stars

Kouchibouguac National Park
October 12

Take out your flashlight and register for this fun night rally in a Dark Sky Preserve.

Family washer toss tournament

Kouchibouguac National Park
October 13

Come join us for an afternoon of fun for the whole family! Find us at the event tent.

Live music with Pierre & JF

Kouchibouguac National Park
October 13

Enjoy live music and find out the winners of the Rally under the stars and Pumpkin decoration contest activities.

Haunted hike

Fundy National Park
October 26

Don’t be afraid! Join us as we lead groups through the mysterious forest to encounter spooky characters with a story to share.

Québec

A Family enjoying a meal in front of their oTENTik in October.
La Mauricie National Park

Canadian military history in the spotlight (5th edition)

Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site
August 24
Wheelchair accessible

Whether you’re a history buff or just casually interested, a variety of fun activities await. On the agenda: musket firing demonstrations, presentation of the evolution of firearms in Canada from the 17th to the 19th century; animated presentation on the Battle of the Châteauguay; and a presentation on the militiaman of the War of 1812. Members of the 4th Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces will be on site. And don’t forget to try the traditional soldier’s meal, meatsoup!

La Série du Canal Lock no 9 – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Chambly Canal National Historic Site
August 27

Les Amis du canal de Chambly presents La série du Canal, a friendly 5 km race series for all types of joggers in the region. A timed race, a beverage (beer or juice) and a friendly atmosphere for only $5.

Bières et saveurs de Chambly festival

Fort Chambly National Historic Site
August 30 to September 2
Wheelchair accessible

The 18th edition of the Bières et saveurs de Chambly's festival will be taking place in the park surrounding Fort Chambly. Every year, this festival brings together more than 110 exhibitors from all across Québec. Enjoy music shows, a circus scene, cooking demonstrations, conferences and the renowned Grande Brasse.

Défis du Parc

La Mauricie National Park
September 6 to 8
Wheelchair accessible

Organized in collaboration with Cyclo-Mauricie, this sporting event includes several scheduled disciplines: walking, swimming, running and cycling. Are you up for the challenge? Registration required.

Défi je bouge

Chambly Canal National Historic Site
September 7

In a festive atmosphere, the Défi Je Bouge (only in French) offers three types of challenges: a 5, 10 or 21.1 km run, a 5 or 10 km walk or a 20 km bike ride for the whole family.

Long distance dragon boat competition

La Mauricie National Park
September 28
Wheelchair accessible

3R Dragon members will compete in a long distance challenge for 10 km between La Clairière Group Campground and the Île-aux-Pins. Be at the Esker Picnic Area to admire the dragon boats’ passage.

The Journées de la culture

Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site
September 28
Wheelchair accessible

Everyone knows that the Devil likes the Forges-du-Saint-Maurice. He’s a trickster, and Hida Poulin found out the hard way! Come and meet Ms. Poulin who’ll tell you her story and her troubles to get justice. You and your family can join the Imps’ Hunt to try to solve the riddle of the Devil of the Forges! Are you interested in ironworks? Come attend one of our three presentations and discover the Blast Furnace’s secrets.

The Journées de la culture

Fort Chambly National Historic Site
September 29
Wheelchair accessible

The Fort Chambly National Historic Site will open its doors free of charge to celebrate the Journées de la culture.

MEC run – marathon

Chambly Canal National Historic Site
October 13

Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) has a challenge in store for you: line up in the Chambly Canal’s Parc des Ateliers for a 5 km, 10 km, or 21.1 km run, as well as a 42.2 km Boston marathon qualifier. Open to all categories of runners, from beginners to elite, this event will enable you to discover the Chambly Canal in all its glory.

Ontario

A young couple sitting at the dining table.
Woodside National Historic Site

Fact or fiction evening tour – an evening full of fun!

Laurier House National Historic Site
August 16 to 22

Gossip, scandals and scantily clad puppies! One of those things is not part of our Fact or Fiction evenings at Laurier House. Which one? You decide. Compete against your friends in an evening of outrageous fun where no secret is off limits. This highly interactive, non-traditional museum night is designed with entertainment in mind, light refreshments provided. Learn much more than what you remember from your high school history. Come discover the secret lives of some of our most beloved prime ministers.

Beach clean up

Point Pelee National Park
August 24

Help park staff clean up the garbage washed up on the beach and receive free entry to the park for the day! No registration required, call 519-322-2365 for more information.

Sweet picnic tea on the veranda

Laurier House National Historic Site
August 24

Come and enjoy afternoon treats on the picturesque verandah of Laurier House.

Art by the river

Fort Malden National Historic Site
August 24 and 25
Wheelchair accessible (except for the second floor of the museum and the Pensioners Cottage)

Experience Essex County’s original Arts & Crafts show with over 150 artists and artisans from across Ontario! Art by the River is a major fundraiser for the Gibson Gallery and a Labour Day weekend tradition since 1967!

Echoes of Niagara’s past: A military timeline event

Fort George National Historic Site
August 24 and 25

Join us as Fort George and the Lincoln and Well and Regimental Museum commemorate over 200 years of Niagara's military history! The fort will come to life as interpreters, animators, and veterans display uniforms, weaponry, and vehicles from the War of 1812, the First World War, the Second World War, and other historic time periods. Catch the Grand Vehicle Parade through the streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake for a military car show like no other!

Haida’s 76th birthday celebration

HMCS Haida National Historic Site
August 25

Join us in celebrating Haida’s 76th birthday with family-friendly fun! Meet our costumed interpreters dressed in the rig of the day and hear about life onboard Haida. Become an honorary sailor and get your very own anchor tattoo. Special guided tours, refreshments and more!

Sciensational sssnakes

Point Pelee National Park
August 31 and September 1

Discover the world of reptiles and amphibians, their ecology and conservation issues that affect them. There will also be a session in which participants are able to interact, touch and hold the animals.

#WeLoveSuperior series – Birding 101

Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
September 14

Well over one hundred bird species visit Lake Superior every year – or call the area home. And anyone can try identifying our flying friends – why not you? On September 14th, join us for this fun introduction to the delicate art of birding on Lake Superior.

Great Canadian shoreline cleanup

Rouge National Urban Park
September 21
Wheelchair accessible

Take action and lend a hand in cleaning up the shores of Lake Ontario and the Rouge River.

Let's get batty

Point Pelee National Park
September 28

Not only are birds and butterflies migrating in September, but it’s also a prime time for bats! Join a park interpreter for a short theatre presentation about bats, before heading out on a hike. The interpreter will pull out a bat detector and you’ll listen for the distinct clicking patterns that each different species makes.

Self-guided dark sky night

Point Pelee National Park
September 28
Wheelchair accessible

Explore the park on your own after dark and experience the dark skies of Point Pelee. You will have the opportunity to stay late and see what goes on after dark.

Essex County in the War of 1812

Fort Malden National Historic Site
September 28 and 29
Wheelchair accessible (except for the second floor of the museum and the Pensioners Cottage)

Join us as re-enactors bring the War of 1812 to life with period encampments, musket and cannon firings, cooking demonstrations, and battle recreations.

Muskoka Chataqua culture days / Local colours event

Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
October 5

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.

Victorian Thanksgiving in conjunction with Oktoberfest

Woodside National Historic Site
October 11 to 13 and 17 to 19

Woodside National Historic Site presents a traditional Thanksgiving in the Victorian Era. The estate will be ablaze with fall colours, perfect for a picnic, an afternoon stroll, or picture taking. Explore the site at your leisure and enjoy crafts and special activities.

Halloween ghost tours

Fort George National Historic Site
October 11 to 13, 18 to 20, 25 to 27, 30 and 31

Join us for an exploration of the scariest aspects of haunted Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This tour includes stories too frightening to be told on the summer tours and opens a building that is usually off limits.

Bethune Memorial House Thanksgiving festival

Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
October 12 to 14

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. Be part of the tradition!

Earth run & Fall festival

Rouge National Urban Park
October 19
Wheelchair accessible

Experience the colours of fall by following in the footsteps of more than 10,000 years of human history along part of a historic portage route.

Art at the oTENTiks

Point Pelee National Park
October 19 and 20

Take a walk through the oTENTik village and as the leaves crunch under your feet, visit a local artisan at work on each site. Not only will you get to see the beautiful final products they create, but you’ll also be able to watch the artistic process. Artisan goods will be available for purchase.

Murder mystery

Woodside National Historic Site
November 15 and 16

We’re back with a brand new murder mystery to unravel! Enter a time when the tools of investigation relied on keen observation and sharp wit. Catch the killer before they strike again! This is a classic “who done it?” with a historical twist! Explore the historic house while uncovering clues and interviewing suspects with hopes of finding the guilty party. Prizes to be awarded for some and fun to be had by all!

Victorian Christmas

Woodside National Historic Site
November 28 to December 22

Savour the seasonal delights of a Victorian Christmas and learn how the King family celebrated this festive time of year. Feel the magic of the season as you walk through the richly decorated rooms of Woodside in its Victorian splendor!

Manitoba

Visitors enjoy a campfire outside the Micro-Cube accommodations at Wasagaming Campground.
Riding Mountain National Park

Thursday night soirées

Riel House National Historic Site
August 22 and 29
Wheelchair accessible

Back by popular demand, Thursday Night Soirées will return featuring lively Métis fiddle music and special guests. For more information, visit the Riel House Facebook page.

Children's Day

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
August 28
Wheelchair accessible

Calling all kids! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly. Sign up for a day of ‘humble service’ to win a special prize once all the chores are complete.

Métis harvest celebration and corn roast

Riel House National Historic Site
August 24

Celebrate the year’s harvest with live music, family-friendly activities and games, interactive heritage demonstrations, and delicious feasts of corn and bannock. The Métis Harvest Celebration is presented by the Louis Riel Institute.

Dark sky weekend

Riding Mounting National Park
August 30 to September 1

Celebrate the night sky and all things mysterious and beautiful about Riding Mountain National Park after dark. Adjust your eyes and hike twilight trails, starry skies come alive through Indigenous stories and tradition, and our ever popular Ominnik After Dark event.

Riding Mountain pride

Riding Mounting National Park
September 6 to 8

Be sure to join in on the fun at this wonderful, fun family friendly event. Activities include a family street dance party, live music, arts & crafts and special guests.

Saskatchewan

A family posing for a picture on the Shady Lake Trail.
Prince Albert National Park

Fireside chats

Grasslands National Park
August 23, 28 and 30

Whether it be stories, stars or serenades, one thing is for sure – any evening is a good one to share around the campfire with friends! Join our interpreters for an evening of conversation and campfire snacks.

Waskesiu lakeside music festival

Prince Albert National Park
August 23 to 25
Wheelchair accessible

Grab your dancing shoes, or just kick back and enjoy the musical performances at the 5th Annual Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival. The weekend is jam packed with a variety of family activities, including live on stage musical entertainment, displays highlighting Prince Albert National Park, food vendors, and beer gardens.

Symphony under the sky festival

Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site
August 24
Wheelchair accessible

Come participate in a variety of activities: threshing demonstrations, limited edition Motherwell Homestead Red Fife witbier, Field to Fork Market vendors, kidzone and more! In collaboration with the Friends of Motherwell Homestead, Regina Symphony Orchestra and Bushwakker Brew Pub.

Reel rave international film festival

Prince Albert National Park
September 6 to 8

A weekend of award-winning films at the Twin Pine Cinemas in Waskesiu. Enjoy a Saturday Night Social at the Hawood Inn.

K+S MS bike tour

Prince Albert National Park
September 14

The largest cycling event in Saskatchewan, ride through breathtaking Waskesiu in this fundraiser for the fight to end MS.

Outter limits fun run

Prince Albert National Park
September 21

This off-road running event in Waskesiu welcomes both hardcore runners and timid trail strollers. Sign up for the 10 km run or the 5 km walk / run category. There’s live musical entertainment, a silent auction, prizes and more. On your own or with a group you’re sure to have fun!

Alberta

A young woman near a wetland looking out at Pyramid Mountain during the fall.
Jasper National Park

Milky Way day

Elk Island National Park
September 1

Enjoy astronomy-themed musical performances and crafts, solar viewing, and interactive displays.

A royal harvest and heavy horse weekend

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
September 14 and 15

Watch teamsters guide their heavy horse teams around a course at the Bar U Ranch arena.

Waterton wildlife weekend

Waterton Lakes National Park
September 19 to 22

Waterton’s wildlife is at its best in the fall. This weekend features a variety of wildlife-related events.

Jasper dark sky festival

Jasper National Park
October 18 to 27
Wheelchair accessible

During the month of October we show our appreciation and celebrate the night sky with dark sky month. Fall is a great time to visit this popular park.

British Columbia

A group of visitors and a costumed interpreter singing around a campfire.
Fort Langley National Historic Site

Hidden histories tours

Fort Langley National Historic Site
August 24

If you liked Grave Tales, you’ll love delving into our intriguing history on a summertime evening stroll through the town of Fort Langley. Our heritage interpreters will tell stories of the early pioneers and how Fort Langley evolved from a Hudson's Bay Company trading post to the bustling riverfront community it is today.

Lantern tour

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
September 28

Step back in time as Fort Rodd Hill opens its doors for an exclusive, after-dark guided tour. See the gun batteries by lantern light and eavesdrop on re-enactors in uniform going about the daily activities of garrison life. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of life at Rodd Hill during the period of 1897-1956. There may even be a few surprises along the way! Purchase tickets early, spots are limited.

A survivalist's guide to a zombie apocalypse

Fort Langley National Historic Site
September 28

It could happen: Fort Langley may one day find itself in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Join us for this fun, adult-only, after-hours event and see what your chances of survival would be!

Cannery farmers’ market

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 1, 8 and 15

Held indoors in the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, this winter market offers visitors the chance to wander among tables featuring local produce, baked goods, preserves and handcrafted items.

Cranberry festival

Fort Langley National Historic Site
October 12

Celebrate cranberries at Fort Langley National Historic Site while learning the history of local uses of native cranberries by Indigenous people. Did you know the Hudson’s Bay Company exported cranberries to California during the gold rush? Put on rubber boots and jump into the popular cranberry stomp, as well as other farm-related games. Stroll over to the wonderful Cranberry Festival market in the village.

Fort Langley makers market

Fort Langley National Historic Site
October 12

Browse an outdoor craft fair put on by makers from the local community. Enjoy live music, a food truck and a chance to buy unique local items.

Halloween at the cannery

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
October 26 and 27

Fun for the whole family, come experience our popular Halloween tours!

Halloween at Fort Langley

Fort Langley National Historic Site
October 27

Bring your kids for some fun Halloween activities. Go on a scavenger hunt, trick-or-treat at the historic buildings, and wear your costumes for great photos.

Salmon science expo

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
November 9

Explore salmon science through interactive displays and activities, as we celebrate the International Year of the Salmon.

Louis Riel Day

Fort Langley National Historic Site
November 16

Join us for Louis Riel Day, an immersion into Métis culture with fun activities for all ages.

Douglas Day

Fort Langley National Historic Site
November 17

Join one of our guided tours to learn more about BC’s history. Multi-lingual audio tour wands will also be available free of charge during the event.

Yukon

Trail's end, Lake Bennett, Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, B.C.
Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

Chilkoot Trail artist-in-residence Sara Tabbert at the Old Firehall

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site
September 6

Join Sara for a discussion of her experiences during the Chilkoot Artist Residency and on other public lands, and how these experiences have shape her work.

Northern nights – Kluane’s dark sky festival

Kluane National Park and Reserve
September 20 and 21

Celebrate the wonders of the northern night sky at our fourth annual Northern Nights Festival! As the midnight sun fades away, it’s the perfect time to join Parks Canada and the Yukon Astronomical Society to gaze up and discover the wonders of the night sky.