The Parks Canada team has got quite the summer in store for you. On the agenda: a wide variety of activities and special events. Let the memories begin!


  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Seal for All Seasons

    Learn the story behind the seal industry and how these animals were used for shelter, warmth, clothing and food. Bring your appetite, because we’ll be serving up samples of seal meat, and at noon you can taste traditional Basque cuisine, accompanied by music from local musicians.

    Port au Choix National Historic Site

    August 18th, 2018


    French Ancestry Parade

    Calling everyone with a French ancestral name! Make a banner based on your name and show it off on parade! Bring noise makers to celebrate our heritage! Non-French people more than welcome to come and bring the noise too!

    Port au Choix National Historic Site

    August 19th, 2018

  • Nova Scotia

    Tour de Keji Omnium

    Voted the 2017 Race of the Year by Bicycle Nova Scotia, watch top cyclists from across Atlantic Canada compete in two days of fast-paced action on the Park's paved roads.

    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    May 26-27, 2018


    Mi’kmaq Culture Day

    Join us to learn more about Mi’kmaq history and culture through demonstrations, singing and drumming. Play a traditional game of “waltes”; meet Mi’kmaq crafts people, gain a deeper appreciation for this unique and ancient culture.

    Port-Royal National Historic Site

    July 15th, 2018


    Savour the Seaside

    Thirty years ago our seaside was designated as part of Kejimkujik National Park to provide protection for the unique coastal attributes of the region. Join our celebration with the Kilted Chef, Alain Bossé and his team, for an unforgettable feast at Harbour Rocks Beach.

    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    July 21st, 2018


    Learn to Camp Weekend

    Never camped before? Now’s your chance to master this truly Canadian tradition from putting up a tent to safely cooking over a campfire, with our Learn to Camp program in association with MEC. Reserve early, space is limited.

    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    July 21-22nd, 2018


    Massed Band Concert

    BYO blanket or lawn chair, and a picnic, then settle back to enjoy an afternoon of music in the historic grounds of Fort Anne. Fair weather event.

    Fort Anne National Historic Site

    July 22nd, 2018


    78th Highlanders Presentation of Colours Ceremony

    Join the Halifax Citadel Society to celebrate their 25th anniversary and watch this impressive ceremonial re-enactment by the 78th Highlanders, which honours the consecrated flags (the ‘Colours’) carried by military units which rallied troops in the line of battle.

    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    July 28th, 2018


    Victorian Cricket Matches

    Howzat! Come and cheer on teams who’ll be playing in traditional cricket whites from the 1890s, at the 6th annual historic Cricket Tournament in the Ancient Home of Cricket in Nova Scotia.

    Fort Anne National Historic Site

    July 28-29th, 2018


    Construction Traditions

    Join us for a unique opportunity to learn more about the skill and knowledge of some of the traditional techniques that were used to reconstruct the Port-Royal Habitation. Watch demonstrations on hewing timbers, making shingles, turning wood, making handles for tools, and blacksmithing.

    Port-Royal National Historic Site

    July 29th, 2018


    Encampment Days

    Experience the sights, sounds —and smells!— of an 18th century military camp of the 84th Regiment of Foot 2nd Battalion (Royal Highland Emigrants). From black powder musketry and a tactical battle on Saturday afternoon, to outdoor cooking there’s plenty to see.

    Fort Anne National Historic Site

    Friday August 3rd (evening) - Sunday August 5th, (noon) 2018


    Kejimkujik’s 49th Birthday Party

    Join us in Jeremy’s Bay Campground for a host of fun activities including a Bicycle Poker Rally, the Keji Tintamarre Birthday Parade, a group campfire, star-gazing and more!

    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    August 4th, 2018


    Dark Sky Weekend

    Plan a camping trip, or stay nearby and join us for a night of stories and watching planets, galaxies, constellations and much more in Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve! Presented in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    August 17-19th, 2018


    Sharing Cultural Alliances and Traditions; Acadiens-Métis Souriquois Day

    Some 400 years ago the Mi’kmaq welcomed the French to Port-Royal, and shared experiences and knowledge together, eventually intermarrying. Join their descendants, members of the Association des Acadiens-Métis-Souriquois, to learn more of this rich heritage and culture.

    Port-Royal National Historic Site

    August 19th, 2018


    Freedom of the City with the 78th Highlanders

    Since 1998, the 78th Highlanders have marched through the street of Halifax each year, with their bayonets fixed, drums beating and Colours flying in recognition of their services to the city. Join us to see this ‘Confederation-era pagentry’ beginning with a squad inspection at 11 a.m.

    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    August 24th, 2018


    Revolutionary War Encampment, The Second Citadel in the age of Revolution Encampment

    Come and watch members of living history groups from across the Maritimes set up a military camp inside the Citadel depicting the time of the American Revolution. Taste camp cooking, watch blacksmithing and play children’s games, and on Saturday afternoon watch the mock battle on the slope of Citadel Hill.

    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    September 16-17th, 2018


    Gourmet Fall Night Hike to Peter Point

    Take a hike up to Peter Point at sunset, then watch the moon and stars come out, before joining us for beer tasting and food pairing from Boxing Rock Brewing Co. (19 and over only). RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada) volunteers and Keji guides will be on hand to entertain and educate. Call (902) 682-2772 to register.

    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    September 22nd, 2018


    Keji Multisport Festival: Women’s Triathlon and Mixed Team Relay

    Calling athletes of all ages and abilities! Embrace the challenge of endurance sports surrounded by lush forests, meandering rivers and a rich cultural landscape.

    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    September 22-23rd, 2018


    Savour the Trail

    Discover a new way to savour the fabulous fall colours on a hike perfectly paired with nature-inspired and locally sourced dishes and beverages served up by NS Community College’s culinary arts students of Lunenburg Campus and participating local suppliers.

    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    September 29th, 2018

  • Prince Edward Island

    Canada Historic Places Day

    This special day commemorates our country’s cultural heritage with fun family activities and programming.

    Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site

    July 7th, 2018


    Great Island Sandcastle Competition

    Test your seaside engineering skills at Prince Edward Island’s biggest sandcastle competition! Gather your team and bring your buckets and shovels.

    Prince Edward Island National Park

    July 21st, 2018


    Acadian National Feast Day

    Join us for a day of fun “Acadian-style” to mark this annual celebration of the rich and vibrant Acadian culture.

    Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site

    August 15th, 2018


    Campground Chef Cook-off

    Calling all Cavendish campground chefs! Put forward your best camping recipe for your chance to become the newest Campground Chef extraordinaire.

    Prince Edward Island National Park

    August 31st, 2018


    Great Island Campout

    Featuring a full line-up of interpretive programs and events, this weekend at Cavendish Campground is the camping event of the season. Get your camping crew together and book your site so you don’t miss out!

    Prince Edward Island National Park

    August 31st - September 2nd, 2018

  • New Brunswick

    Smolt Wheel Open House, and Cache Up

    Explore salmon recovery with parks biologists.

    Fundy National Park

    May 12th, 2018


    Spring Star Fest

    Join volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to learn more about the stars in this weather-dependent celestial celebration.

    Kouchibouguac National Park

    June 15-16th, 2018

    International Trails Day

    Come celebrate our trails, learn about their development and their many uses over the seasons.

    Fundy National Park

    June 2nd, 2018


    Lazy Bike Ride

    Join newbies and pros alike for an evening ride around the park.

    Kouchibouguac National Park

    June 22nd, 2018


    The Fundy Mawew

    Come and join us in a celebration of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq culture with music, dancing, and traditional foods.

    Fundy National Park

    August 5th, 2018


    National Acadian Day – Tintamarre at Kellys Beach

    Bring old pots & pans to bang, Acadian flags to wave, and dress in blue, white, red or yellow to join in this Acadian tradition of walking the neighbourhood and making a noise!

    Kouchibouguac National Park

    August 15th, 2018


    Rising Tide festival 2018

    Enjoy music from Atlantic Canada musicians, discover your creativity with accomplished artists, and immerse yourself in nature!

    Fundy National Park

    August 17-19th, 2018


    69th annual Fundy Open Golf Tournament

    Attention golfers! Challenge your friends and family at Fundy National Park’s annual Par 70 golf event, New Brunswick’s longest running tournament.

    Fundy National Park

    September 8-9th, 2018


    Fall Star Fest

    Join volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to learn more about the stars in this weather-dependent celestial celebration.

    Kouchibouguac National Park

    September 14- 15th, 2018


    Let’s Go Biking

    Get youngsters on their bikes at this fun afternoon of cycling with challenges, games and door prizes for kids between 3-13 years-old and their families. Helmets are mandatory.

    Kouchibouguac National Park

    September 15th, 2018


    The Fundy Circuit Ultra

    From a 1.5km kids’ run to a 50km wilderness race, experience a snapshot of pristine wilderness and sustained ecosystems on this eco-friendly trail circuit unlike any other.

    Fundy National Park

    September 22nd, 2018


    10K Under 10 Million Stars

    Take an evening run through the park on the 5km or 10km loop beginning at Pijeboogwek. Bring flashlights, glow sticks, and non-perishable items for the local food bank.

    Kouchibouguac National Park

    September 22nd, 2018

  • Quebec

    Learn to Camp

    Sign up for this camping experience with a difference; live like a soldier in the 19th century and camp on the parade grounds.

    Lévis Forts National Historic Site

    June 9-10th, 2018


    Gran Fondo Forillon

    The ultimate road bike challenge in the Gaspé for all levels of cyclists! Take your pick between four unique routes from 40 to 130km taking in some of Canada’s toughest elevation through breathtaking scenery.

    Forillon National Park

    June 30-July 1st, 2018


    Saint-Paul-de-l’Île-aux-Noix Boating Festival

    Take to the water in our all-French boat festival featuring music, beach volleyball, watersports, a boat parade and much more.

    Fort Lennox National Historic Site

    July 6-8th, 2018


    I Love My Fort

    Join us as we unroll our pretty checkered tablecloths along the Fort for a huge family picnic to celebrate National Historic Sites day, and our special connection to the Fort. Come and share your stories and memories of the Fort!

    Fort Chambly National Historic Site

    July 7th, 2018


    Summer Fest

    A grand costume party celebration (bring your own or borrow one here!) in association with Les Amis du Vieux-Fort, with carriage rides, apple cider tasting, an arrowhead sash making workshop, face painting, live music and more.

    Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site

    July 21st, 2018


    Symposium Les Couleurs du Manoir

    From sculpture to oils and water colours, come and admire the talent of 30 artists participating in this year’s event in collaboration with Ovila David Huard and Dominique Carrière.

    Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

    July 28-29th, 2018


    Festival Musique du Bout du Monde

    An annual family-friendly world music festival with five days of pre-festival events (August 4-8th). Expect free concerts on Main Street, shows in locals clubs and dazzling musical performances under the big top!

    Forillon National Park

    August 9-12th, 2018


    Entertaining with the Papineaus

    You are cordially invited to join a garden party inspired by the 19th century: enjoy music recitals amongst the flowers, take an etiquette class, and tour with the estate’s gardener, then dive into our dress-up box for an old-fashioned-themed selfie.

    Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

    August 11-12th, 2018


    Village fest

    Join us to celebrate the end of summer with a family-friendly day out with music from les Amis du folklore de Saint-Lin-Laurentides, and a corn roast.

    Sir Wilfred Laurier National Historic Site

    August 12th, 2018


    Cartier Day

    Join us to celebrate acclaimed explorer, Jacques Cartier, with a picnic. Bring your finest basket!

    Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site

    August 18-19th, 2018


    St. Louis Day and the "Artistes sur le champ" symposium

    Enjoy a weekend filled with special activities in the park and on the Fort Chambly National Historic Site: entertainment, music, game zones in the park, (free) temporary tattoos, and food trucks.

    Fort Chambly National Historic Site

    August 18-19th, 2018


    Canadian Military History in the Spotlight, and 0-5-30 Challenge

    Join us for two days of military presentations; musket, flintlock, and black powder percussion rifle demonstration; military maneuvers, canon firing and tasting the traditional soldier’s meal of meat soup! Fun activities for kids and adults.

    Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

    August 25-26th, 2018


    Les Défis du Parc-Shawinigan

    Canada’s largest sport cycle gathering which takes in three spectacular courses over a panoramic route closed to road traffic, taking in waterfalls, forest and cascades. Parks staff will be on hand with information and educational games.

    La Mauricie National Park

    September 7-9th, 2018


    Ultra Trail au Bout du Monde

    A unique trail racing experience where the land meets the sea amid the beauty of the fall colours. Runners of all levels and experience welcome, from a kids’ 800m run to the Great Bear 110km race.

    Forillon National Park

    September 21-22nd, 2018


    Culture Day: Rediscovering the Forges-du-Saint-Maurice

    Discover what everyday life was like in the village at Canada’s first ironworks; take in workshops on the blast furnace and period furniture; dress up in period costume; take a quiz and win a prize!

    Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site

    September 29th, 2018

  • Ontario

    Napoleonic Weekend and Re-enactment

    France comes to Canada as Napoleon's army descends on Fort George for a weekend of muskets and majesty, demonstrations and battle re-enactments. Join us for this unique first time event!

    Fort George National Historic Site

    June 9-10th, 2018


    Rouge After Dark

    Find out what goes bump in the night in the Rouge at this family-friendly after dark event. Part of Rouge Days 2018.

    Rouge National Park

    June 9th, 2018


    Fort George in the Great War

    Join us to honour those who fought in the First World War and commemorate its centennial as Parks Canada staff and re-enactors from across North America bring our Fort’s roots as Camp Niagara back to life with displays and demonstrations plus a special fly-by of First World War airplanes from the Great War Flying Museum.

    Fort George National Historic Site

    June 16-17th, 2018


    Escape Room Festival

    Get a team together and join us for our first Escape Festival! The best local escape rooms are coming with mobile escape rooms; come for the chance to win door prizes, vote for the Best of the Festival, relax on the river, and chow down on food from local food trucks.

    Fort Malden National Historic Site

    June 16th, 2018


    Point Pelee 100 Vintage Car Show and Shine

    Celebrate Point Pelee's centennial with this classic car show, remembering the days of parking on the beach at the Tip and cruising through the park.

    Point Pelee National Park

    June 16th, 2018


    Dark Sky Night

    Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing till midnight. Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening.

    Point Pelee National Park

    June 16th, July 14th, September 8th 2018


    Paddle the Rouge

    Join the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society for their annual paddle event in the Rouge!

    Rouge National Park

    June 16th, 2018


    Father’s Day

    Spend a special day with Dad on-board Canada’s most decorated warship! Expect fun-filled family activities, including a photo challenge, scavenger hunt, and visit from Parka. Pre-register, and treat Dad to a special one-hour Behind-The-Scenes tour.

    HMCS Haida National Historic Site

    June 17th, 2018


    Marsh by Moonlight

    Enjoy a warm summer evening and a full moon. Join us for a moonlight paddle through the marsh. Bring your own canoe or kayak, rent a canoe from us or reserve a spot on the freighter canoe. Pre-registration required.

    Point Pelee National Park

    June 28th, 2018


    Night Sights and Sounds

    Join a park interpreter for an evening hike, where we'll listen for night creatures, pull out our bats detector and set up a light for insect viewing. Stay after the hike and enjoy the warm summer night and starry sky.

    Point Pelee National Park

    July 14th, 2018


    The Commons Market

    Enjoy local wines, craft beers, and gourmet food truck offerings while roaming through a field of vintage, antique, reclaimed, and upcycled furniture, housewares, jewelry, and collectibles at this one-day outdoor antiques and artisans event.

    Fort George National Historic Site

    July 15th, 2018


    Lake Superior Day

    Come celebrate the largest freshwater lake in the world at this all-ages event featuring fun family activities at Terrace Bay Beach.

    Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

    July 15th, 2018


    Women of War

    On this day we honour and pay tribute to the contributions of women to the immense war effort, highlighting the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service. Enjoy presentations, a Rosie the Riveter photo booth, film screenings, and tea and refreshments in the gazebo.

    HMCS Haida National Historic Site

    July 28th, 2018


    Jane Austen Tea Party: Northanger Abbey

    Join the Friends of Fort George for a regency social evening, celebrating Jane Austen's novel, Northanger Abbey, with tea and treats, music, games, and more!

    Fort George National Historic Site

    August 2nd, 2018


    Sciensational Sssnakes

    Sciensational Sssnakes provides hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians to audiences of all ages including information about the animals, their ecology and conservation issues as well as a session in which participants are able to interact, touch and hold the animals.

    Point Pelee National Park

    August 4-5th, 2018


    Live from the Rock Folk Festival

    Ready to rock? Join Parks Canada at the beautiful Red Rock marina for their annual music and arts festival.

    Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

    August 10-12th, 2018


    Astronomy Weekend - Perseid Meteor Celebration

    We’re celebrating the dark skies of Point Pelee all weekend with astronomy programs with Parks staff and members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Windsor Centre. Come to West Beach for a meteor shower party: BYO chair or blanket, and settle back to watch the skies.

    Point Pelee National Park

    August 11-13th, 2018


    Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers’ Field Day

    Join us for a weekend of firepower demonstrations, music, and entertainment, with military music and drills from fife and drum corps and infantry units from historic sites across North America.

    Fort George National Historic Site

    August 18-19th, 2018


    Taste of the Trail

    Hungry to see what Rouge National Urban Park has to offer? Walk, taste and learn more about the park and its diverse past, present and future through food!

    Rouge National Park

    August 18th, 2018


    Echoes of Niagara’s Past: a Military Timeline Event

    Join us as Parks Canada and the Lincoln and Welland Regimental Museum commemorate over 200 years of Niagara's military history with interpreters, animators and veterans.

    Fort George National Historic Site

    August 25-26th, 2018


    Art by the River

    This Arts and Craft Festival, which was first held in 1967, is Essex County's original Arts & Crafts Show. It has grown into an end of summer tradition in Amherstburg, attracting 150 artists and artisans from across Ontario.

    Fort Malden National Historic Site

    August 25-26th, 2018


    Happy Birthday Haida

    Join us for a weekend of festivities to celebrate the H.M.C.S. Haida’s 75th birthday, from a Shore Leave swing dance party under the stars, to a family fun day and noon gun firing.

    HMCS Haida National Historic Site

    August 25-26th, 2018


    Wild Ontario

    Join Wild Ontario at the Visitor Centre and see live birds of prey. Learn about the role they play in the environment.

    Point Pelee National Park

    September 1-2nd, 2018


    Let’s Get Batty

    Join a park interpreter —and their bat detector —for a short theatre presentation about bats, before heading out on a hike. Listen for the distinct clicking patterns that each different species makes. Stay after the hike and enjoy a late summer evening and starry night sky.

    Point Pelee National Park

    September 8th, 2018


    Fifth Annual Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition

    Three days of Canadian steampunk amazement and astonishment, featuring evening concerts, activities, presentations and workshops for all ages and interests.

    Fort George National Historic Site

    September 21-23rd, 2018


    The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

    Join us as we clean up the shores of the Rouge River and Lake Ontario inside the park.

    Rouge National Park

    September 23rd, 2018


    Art Day in the Rouge

    Get inspired at the Rouge! This celebration of art has something for artists of all ages and interests.

    Rouge National Park

    September 29th, 2018

  • Manitoba

    National Indigenous Peoples Day

    Come watch a teepee raising, then try your hand at raising your own mini teepee. After, join us in the Visitor Centre theatre to see traditional handiwork and speak to the Anishinabe artists.

    Riding Mountain National Park

    June 21st, 2018


    Indigenous Day Live

    Celebrate Canada’s Indigenous Peoples’ heritage and culture!

    The Forks National Historic Site

    June 23rd, 2018


    Family Fun Day at Cape Merry

    A full day of free activities focused on science, conservation and cultural history. Indigenous programming, a BBQ and other family focused fun are on the agenda! Weather permitting only.

    Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site

    July 21st, 2018


    Métis harvest celebration and corn roast

    Celebrate the year’s harvest with live music, family-friendly activities and games, interactive heritage demonstrations, and delicious feasts of corn and bannock.

    Riel House National Historic Site

    August 25th, 2018


    Dark Sky Weekend

    Join us and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for a weekend full of activities under the star filled skies of the park. Learn about the Milky Way, look up at Anishinabe constellations, view the sky with binoculars, and party under the stars.

    Riding Mountain National Park

    August 31st - September 3rd, 2018


    Riding Mountain Pride Weekend

    Riding Mountain, in cooperation with Clear Lake Country, is pleased to announce they will be hosting Riding Mountain Pride. In 2017, Riding Mountain was the first national park to organize its own Pride celebrations.

    Riding Mountain National Park

    September 14th - 16th, 2018

  • Saskatchewan

    Rotgut Run

    Challenge yourself to the "toughest 5K in Saskatchewan" with the highest elevation between the Rockies and Newfoundland & Labrador. When the canon fires, get on your marks, get set, go! Please register at runningroom.com

    Fort Walsh National Historic Site

    June 23rd, 2018


    Louis Riel Relay and Kidfest

    Join us for a unique twist on a classic Saskatoon event with Louis Riel Relays, live entertainment, great food, and a pie eating contest!

    Batoche National Historic Site

    July 7th, 2018


    Waskesiu Heritage Museum Yard Sale

    Join us for the annual shop for bargains and treasures on the museum grounds! Contact us with donations and help turn unwanted things into support for the museum. Hot dogs and lemonade are served starting at 11:00 a.m.

    Prince Albert National Park

    July 7th, 2018


    Beyond the Big Dipper

    Join parks staff and Royal Astronomical Society astronomers as they set up their telescopes to deliver an enchanting presentation to set up visitors for an amazing night of viewing the vast heavens.

    Grasslands National Park

    July 14th, August 11th, 2018


    Back to Batoche Days

    Enjoy a cultural weekend celebrating Métis heritage with chuckwagon and chariot races; jigging, horseshoe, and bannock competitions; as well as a variety of artisan goods and crafts for sale, at the Back to Batoche Festival Grounds and Batoche National Historic Site.

    Batoche National Historic Site

    July 19 - 22nd, 2018


    Learn to Camp

    Never been camping before? No problem! Register for Motherwell Homestead’s Learn to Camp event, co-presented with Mountain Equipment Co-op and learn how to plan and enjoy safe and successful camping trips.

    Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

    July 21-22nd, 2018


    Grasslander Classic

    Enjoy the day in prairie style kayaking Frenchman River, touring the bison handling facility, and gathering on the wagon to hear stories of the open range. Plus a kids activity pavilion, and evening outdoor concert with Guy & the Fellas and Buck$hot featuring Canadian Idol finalist Tyler Lewis.

    Grasslands National Park

    July 28th, 2018


    Three Island Paddle and Music festival

    Head to the Waskesiu Marina Adventure Center for a fun filled day of paddling, pancake breakfasts, BBQ and music at the Hanging Heart Lakes. Paddle to different destinations on the Hanging Heart Lakes for terrific prizes. Win a prize for best theme or costumes!

    Prince Albert National Park

    July 28th, 2018


    31st Annual Grey Howl Family Dance

    Join the Waskesiu Seasonal Residents Association for their annual dance with games, food, drinks, dancing, prizes and plenty of fun!

    Prince Albert National Park

    August 5th, 2018


    Binding and Stooking: Tales of the Homestead

    Join the hired hands in the field for binding and stooking the wheat! Play Victorian games, taste warm homemade bread with hand churned butter melting on top, see a horse-drawn equipment work the fields. Activities to interest and excite the whole family!

    Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

    August 11th, 2018


    Waskesiu Heritage Museum – Heritage Day

    Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the opening of Prince Albert National Park by learning about holidaying in the early days, and join us for a day of free, old-fashioned fun for the whole family!

    Prince Albert National Park

    August 11th, 2018


    Frank Dunn Triathlon

    Start with a pancake breakfast at the Community Hall before watching —or taking part in!—Western Canada’s oldest triathlon in and around Waskesiu.

    Prince Albert National Park

    August 12th, 2018


    West Side Tour

    Take a day to get to know the West side of the park: enjoy a beautiful, scenic hiking tour through Stoney Plains and Amyot Lake, bring food to Sturgeon Crossing Station for a BBQ, then gather around the campfire for an evening of telling stories and sharing music.

    Prince Albert National Park

    August 12th, 2018


    Fossil Fever

    Join a crew of paleontologists from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and McGill University on a day’s dig. Wild scenery, lunch in the badlands and five hours of finding hidden gems such as fossils are all included.

    Grasslands National Park

    August 15-19th, 2018


    Badlands Blast

    Spend the afternoon at the Kids Pavilion and enjoy a wagon tour. Dive into a BBQ supper at the campfire, then learn about Paleontology in Grasslands with Dr. Emily Bamforth before kicking up your heels for the Rock Creek Hoedown with local musicians.

    Grasslands National Park

    August 18th, 2018


    Waskesiu Art Fest

    Kick off this fun-filled weekend at the Friday night wine and cheese event and shop for work from local artists at the Terrace Gardens (Assembly Hall).

    Prince Albert National Park

    August 24-26th, 2018


    Waskesiu Lakeside Festival

    Get ready for three days of fun, free, family-friendly events including live musical entertainment, interpretive activities, displays highlighting Prince Albert National Park’s conservation projects, a pancake breakfast, food vendors, and beer gardens.

    Prince Albert National Park

    August 24-26th, 2018


    Symphony Under the Sky Festival

    Join us for a jam packed day of activities including threshing demonstrations, the Field to Fork Festival and kids activities. The highlight of the afternoon will be Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony under the Sky!

    Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

    August 25th, 2018


    Arbour Day

    Each year, the town of Waskesiu comes together to celebrate our trees and green spaces. Show your support by helping plant trees and creating habitat for the creatures that call Waskesiu home!

    Prince Albert National Park

    September 2nd, 2018


    16th Annual Reel Rave International Film Festival

    Indulge in a weekend of movie magic in the Park with feature films, shorts, and documentaries at the Twin Pine Cinemas in the heart of Waskesiu, plus plenty of social engagements so you can discuss the films with other festival patrons.

    Prince Albert National Park

    September 7-9th, 2018


    K+S MS Bike

    The MS Bike is largest cycling event in Saskatchewan and a fundraiser that offers cyclists of all abilities and ages the opportunity to ride through breathtaking Waskesiu in the fight to end MS.

    Prince Albert National Park

    September 15th, 2018


    Outter Limits Fun Run

    This off-road running event welcomes both hardcore runners and newbies; sign up for the 10km run or the 5km walk / run. Plus live musical entertainment, a silent auction, prizes and more.

    Prince Albert National Park

    September 22nd, 2018


    Taste of Métis Culture Craft Show

    Shop for great gifts or treats for yourself including fresh garden vegetables, handmade gift items, canned and baked goods, homemade soaps, salves, quilts, afghan blankets, toques and scarves, at this unique addition to heritage day.

    Batoche National Historic Site

    September 30th, 2018

  • Alberta

    The Bison Festival

    The Bison Festival celebrates and cultivates an appreciation of all things bison at Elk Island National Park, the cornerstone of Canada’s bison conservation story. Join us for this family-friendly event and discover the importance of bison to the heart of Canada.

    Elk Island National Park

    June 2nd, 2018


    Waterton Wildflower Festival

    Discover why Waterton is the wildflower capital of Canada with guided walks, hikes, workshops and presentations. Come celebrate the first day of summer in a World Heritage Site!

    Waterton Lakes National Park

    June 14-19th, 2018


    Science and History Day

    Each summer on the fourth Tuesday in July, scientists and historians conducting research in the International Peace Park gather to share their knowledge and findings with the public and park staff at this international event. Join us to find out the latest wildlife, vegetation and historical discoveries!

    Waterton Lakes National Park

    June 14-19th, 2018


    In Pursuit Triathlon

    Sign up as an individual or a team for this triathlon with a twist; paddling in place of swimming. Visit In Pursuit Multisport for more information or to register.

    Elk Island National Park

    June 16th, 2018


    Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival

    Meet cultural Ambassadors from Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump, watch traditional and contemporary dancing and drum performances, hear storytelling, sample Blackfoot cuisine, and learn more about the Indigenous Peoples of this area.

    Waterton Lakes National Park

    July 23-25th, 2018


    Milky Way Days and Star Party

    Join us at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park on the 1st, and Elk Island National Park on the 2nd for the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve’s 13th annual Star Party. Featuring volunteer astronomers, guest speakers and local musical performances.

    Elk Island National Park and Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

    September 1-2nd, 2018


    Waterton Wildlife Weekend

    Waterton’s wildlife is at its best in the fall. This weekend features a variety of wildlife events and activities; join us to learn all about the animals living in the Rocky Mountains and the prairies.

    Waterton Lakes National Park

    September 13-16th, 2018

  • British Columbia

    Easter in June

    Fabulous family fun day! Kick off with a pancake breakfast before the kids head out on a giant Easter Egg hunt for the Golden Egg. Experience the hunter challenge, place your bet on the famous chicken races, and try the “Escape the Fort Challenge”.

    Fort St. James National Historic Site

    June 3rd, 2018


    Learn to Camp

    Never been camping before? No problem! Register for our Learn to Camp event, co-presented with Mountain Equipment Co-op and learn how to plan and enjoy safe and successful camping trips, while making new friends and enjoying the relaxing setting.

    Fort Langley National Historic Site

    July 7-8th, 2018


    Hidden Histories

    If you liked Grave Tales, you’ll love delving into our intriguing history on a summertime evening stroll hearing stories of early pioneer through the town of Fort Langley with our heritage interpreters.

    Fort Langley National Historic Site

    July 21st, August 25th, 2018


    Salmon Day

    The first 100 visitors can be the judges of these tasty treats. Cheer on your favorite salmon cook-off team. Along with the challenges and vendors it is sure to be a busy day.

    Fort St. James National Historic Site

    July 22nd, 2018


    Brigade Days

    Explore the encampment of Hudson’s Bay Company workers, Indigenous traders, Royal Engineers, Metis trappers and more as they swap stories, play music, and show off traditional skills. Don’t miss the “Arrival of the Fur Brigades” canoe re-enactment by the river at 1 pm on the B.C. Day.

    Fort Langley National Historic Site

    August 4-6th, 2018


    Caledonia Day

    Find out who makes the best pie or pickles in New Caledonia! Bid on a pie in the auction, make a caramel apple, join in the games, feel the heat from the blacksmith’s forge, watch a jam demo, and enjoy much more at this fall fair.

    Fort St. James National Historic Site

    August 25th, 2018


    Métis Day

    Come and dance a jig, listen to the music, try the tomahawk challenge, and enjoy Métis culture at its best.

    Fort St. James National Historic Site

    September 1st, 2018


    Zombie Apocalypse Night

    Are you ready for a potential zombie apocalypse? Learn essential survival skills through five fascinating activities including wilderness first aid, musket-firing and fire-starting in this fun after-hours event.

    Fort Langley National Historic Site

    September 29th, 2018

  • Yukon

    Dawson Daily News Print and Publishing Festival

    A weekend of events celebrating visual printmaking, literature, publishing, and heritage, in partnership with the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture.

    Klondike National Historic Sites

    May 30th - June 3rd, 2018


    Commissioner’s Tea

    Dress up for a fun-filled afternoon tea at the Commissioner’s Residence! And don’t miss the Commissioner's Ball with dinner and dancing on the grounds of Fort Herchmer.

    Klondike National Historic Sites

    June 2nd, 2018


    Palace Grand Re-Opening!

    Major renovation work at the Palace Grand Theatre has finally come to a close and we are very proud to host a Grand Opening, vaudeville-style! Stay tuned for updates...

    Klondike National Historic Sites

    July 14th, 2018


    Discovery Days

    Four days of fun featuring the Authors on 8th Walking Tour to Robert Service’s cabin, and the parade on Saturday at noon on Front St.

    Klondike National Historic Sites

    August 16-20th, 2018

  • Northwest Territories

    Slave River Paddlefest

    Play in the water at Paddlfest! Unravel the fascinating history behind the Slave River Rapids with Wood Buffalo National Park and the Town of Fort Smith on our featured guided hikes and programs.

    Wood Buffalo National Park

    August 3-6th, 2018


    Thebacha and Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival

    Behold the mysteries of the universe in the world’s biggest dark sky preserve! Curious kids can take part in our “Circus of Science” while budding astronomers can hone their observation skills during special workshops offered throughout the weekend. Camp out at Pine Lake!

    Wood Buffalo National Park

    August 23-26th, 2018


Happy Canada Day!
July 1st – come celebrate! Enjoy a variety of activities and events from coast to coast to coast. Admission is free on this special day.
Free admission day
Each national park, marine conservation area and historic site is offering a day for you to visit with no admission cost. This includes a day where lockage at our historic canals will also be free.

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