Come visit Parks Canada places and make it the best summer ever! From celebrating special events together such as National Indigenous Peoples’ Day on June 21st, Canada Day on July 1st and Parks Day on July 20th, to taking part in an overnight Learn-to Camp session or signing up to one of our fun workshops and experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Head out on the trails, take to the water, sleep under the stars and let the memories begin!

Don’t forget to sign up for the Parks Canada eNewsletter to stay up-to-date all year! Find out about events and activities, new and noteworthy, special offers and much more!

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Visitors with park interpreter at Anishinaabe Camp learning about birch bark baskets.
Parc national Pukaskwa

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

June 21

Drop-in to the Merrymakedge area for a variety of on-site activities and demonstrations, such as traditional birch bark canoe building, medicinal tea and bread tasting, survival skills demonstrations, and more. School groups welcome; register to book your visit.


Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site

June 21

Open to everyone. Pow-wow: Algonquin festival organized by Timiskaming First Nation of Notre-Dame-Du-Nord in collaboration with the Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site. Dances, singing, drums, veterans’ ceremony, food and much more!

Wheelchair Accessible


Pukaskwa National Park

June 21

Celebrate this special day with Pukaskwa National Park! Learn about Anishinaabe culture through the park’s friendly interpreters. Visit the park’s Fire Circle feature and explore the Anishinaabe Camp.


Jasper National Park

June 21

Look, listen, and learn as the Indigenous peoples of this land tell and share their own stories in their own way.

Wheelchair Accessible


Fort Langley National Historic Site

June 22

Discover the roles played by Indigenous peoples at Fort Langley both then and now through demonstrations, storytelling, and games.

Canada Day activities

Parks Canada staff and visitors holding flags during the Mawiomi of nations event, held at Callanders beach in Kouchibouguac National Park.
Kouchibouguac National Park

Terra Nova National Park

July 1

Memorial Day Ceremony
Come celebrate with Terra Nova National Park! We’ve got a special day of activities planned for Canada Day and Memorial Day, which commemorates the brave efforts of the province’s veterans and the sacrifices of all members of the armed forces.


Gros Morne National Park

July 1

Come and celebrate with each community within Gros Morne as they host Canada Day celebrations. Admission is free all day, so take advantage and grab a slice of cake!

Wheelchair Accessible


Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

July 1

Free admission all day. Come and celebrate with us!

Wheelchair Accessible


Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

July 1

Celebrate Canada Day with FREE admission to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. It all starts at 12 p.m. with the firing of the iconic noon gun followed by the traditional 21-gun salute at the front entrance saluting battery. Enjoy music, 78th Highlander military performances, presentations and the official Canada Day cake served by a 78th Highlander. Bring your friends and family and enjoy the atmosphere while you celebrate our nation’s birthday!


Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site

July 1

Besides the traditional cake tasting, surprises will highlight Canada Day celebrations.

Wheelchair Accessible


The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site

July 1

In celebration of Canada Day, various activities will be featured.

Wheelchair Accessible


La Mauricie National Park

July 1

Join La Mauricie National Park for Canada Day. Admission is free all day so come and celebrate with us!

Wheelchair Accessible


Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site

July 1

Visit the history where it all started! Take advantage of free admission and come celebrate with us. Birthday cake, music and family activities await!

Wheelchair Accessible


Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

July 1

Come celebrate Canada Day as a family with free admission! On the agenda: open house and tours of the Interpretation Centre, rallies, obstacle courses, a sponge battle, Canada Day cake, and a concert!

Wheelchair Accessible


Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

July 1

Canada Day at Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site is now a must. Celebrate this event by participating in family activities. What’s in store? Inflatable games, costumed interpretation, children’s rally and face painting, Canada Day cake, music and dancing, a concert, fireworks, and much more!

Wheelchair Accessible


Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site

July 1

Come and taste cake, tea and scones, see the launch of the exhibit by artist Lyne Gagnon, and enjoy afternoon of music!

Wheelchair Accessible


Point Pelee National Park

July 1

On the agenda: a park-wide scavenger hunt, activities at the Canada Day Craft Centre, birthday cake, and much more! Join the Canada Day Beach Bash – we’ll have lots of fun activities for the kids and shows by the Windjammers International Kite Performance team.

Wheelchair Accessible


Pukaskwa National Park

July 1

Pukaskwa National Park is hosting a birthday party for Canada and you’re invited! Join park staff for cake and other activities.

Wheelchair Accessible


Elk Island National Park

July 1

Celebrate Canada Day with free entry to Elk Island National Park!

Wheelchair Accessible


Waterton Lakes National Park

July 1

Celebrate Canada’s birthday in Waterton Lakes National Park! The national anthem, flag raising, and of course cake mark the occasion.


Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

July 1

Free admission! Come celebrate Canada’s birthday with cake, flag raising and family fun.


Jasper National Park

July 1

Join us in celebrating Canada’s 152nd birthday.

Wheelchair Accessible


Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

July 1

Canada Day’s biggest birthday cake is always served at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. Come celebrate Canada’s special day and join the excitement. Be a kid again and take part in all the fun activities.

Wheelchair Accessible

Historic Places Day

A costumed animator dressed as a soldier of the Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment interacts with visitors.
Fort Wellington National Historic Site

Imagine you could travel in time, who would you meet? What would life be like? Discover for yourself! Experience Canada’s history “on the ground” at a historic place.

On July 6, 2019, we invite you to time travel by visiting historic places across Canada. More than 400 sites are waiting to be discovered − find one near you.

Every place, a story: Choose yours.

Laurier House National Historic Site

July 7

Celebrate Canada’s Historic Places Day and visit the home of two former Prime Ministers. Free admission!


Fort Wellington National Historic Site

July 6

Family and children will enjoy this special day with heritage crafts and games throughout the fort! What’s in store? Guided tours, noon time cannon firing, a sentry change and much more.


Bellevue House National Historic Site

July 6

Celebrate Canada’s Historic Places Day at Bellevue House National Historic Site. Free admission!


Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

July 6

Special activities and games throughout the day. Share a selfie at Bethune Memorial House with https://historicplacesday.ca/ for a chance to win a prize! (See their website for contest details.)


Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

July 6

Join us on a Parka scavenger hunt to discover the rich history of Lower Fort Garry.

Wheelchair Accessible


The Forks National Historic Site

July 6

Can you find Parka? Search for Parks Canada’s beaver mascot at The Forks, and learn a little about the site’s vibrant history along the way.

Wheelchair Accessible


Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

July 6

Celebrate Canada’s Historic Places Day at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. Free admission!


Fort Langley National Historic Site

July 6

Celebrate Canada’s Historic Places Day within the palisades of Fort Langley. Free admission!

Parks Day

Two young adults cycle the Kootenai Brown Trail, Waterton Lakes National Park.
Waterton Lakes National Park

Terra Nova National Park

July 20

Celebrate Parks Day and take part in our annual Amazing Race Terra Nova National Park! Enter a team and compete in this fun and competitive race, where you complete a series of challenges as you explore the park!


Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

July 20

Join us for our annual Parks Day celebrations! There's always family fun to be found at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, but today we're kicking things up a notch: make and fly your own kite, and be amazed by some fun and surprising experiments!

Wheelchair Accessible


Fort Anne National Historic Site

July 20

Join Parks Canada on Parks Day as we help celebrate the 100th anniversary of a very special community partner, The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal (THAAR). As a special treat, visitors are invited to view the many items THAAR has collected over the decades and donated to Fort Anne’s Officers’ Quarters Museum. Anniversary cake will be served and happy birthday will be sung in the parade square. In recognition of this very special community milestone, Parks Canada is pleased to provide FREE admission. Bring the whole family, take a guided tour, rent an interactive tablet, fly a kite, play some croquet or enjoy a scenic picnic overlooking the historic Annapolis River.


Thousand Islands National Park

July 20

Show your appreciation for parks and celebrate Parks Day at Thousand Islands National Park with special guests. Take part in fun activities for the whole family at the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Center or just sit back in one of our red chairs and enjoy the river view.

Wheelchair Accessible


Elk Island National Park

July 20

Celebrate the outdoors and create new memories at Elk Island National Park this Parks Day.

Wheelchair Accessible


Waterton Lakes National Park

July 20

Participate in fun, educational, family-oriented events in Waterton Lakes National Park.


Jasper National Park

July 20

The Friends of Jasper National Park offer day-long Parks Day activities.

Wheelchair Accessible

Events by province

Newfoundland and Labrador

A girl looks out at the water at sunrise.
Terra Nova National Park

Celebration of Culture

Terra Nova National Park

July 27

In honour of Indigenous partners, celebrate the traditions and culture of the Mi’kmaq people of the island of Newfoundland.


Music in the Sound

Terra Nova National Park

August 16-17

Nestled in the boreal forest, near the sheltered water of Newman Sound, in the heart of the park, our unique outdoor theatre provides a magical setting for Music in the Sound, brought to you by the Heritage Foundation for Terra Nova National Park. Enjoy two music-filled evenings as young and old take the stage!

Nova Scotia

A young couple explore the rocky shoreline and enjoy the coastal scenery during the Gone Crabbin' citizen science program at Kejimkujik Seaside.
Kejimkujik Seaside, Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Savour the Seaside - CrabFest 2019 at Kejimkujik Seaside

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

July 6

This is your opportunity to learn all about the green crab including how to cook it and how to eat it! Green crab cooking demonstrations, a local restaurant ‘cook off’ highlighting the variety of culinary uses and much more await. ‘Crabby’ activities for the whole family.


Traditional Music on Thursdays at Port-Royal

Port-Royal National Historic Site

July 11 and 25
August 8 and 22

If you enjoy traditional music, mark these four special Thursdays on your calendar this summer! Enjoy talented entertainers in a special series of traditional music featuring local musicians. Clap your hands, tap your feet and listen to the fine singers and musicians.


Kejimkujik Seaside Bioblitz

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

July 14

Come for a Bioblitz at Kejimkujik Seaside! Find as much wildlife as possible and record your observations on iNaturalist.org. If you’d like to join a researcher, sign up for Plover Discoveries (maximum 12 people) or Intertidal Investigations (maximum 25 people). Best suited to individuals or families with children over 10 years of age. Reserve your spot!


Mi’kmaw Culture Day at Port-Royal

Port-Royal National Historic Site

July 14

Come and experience the history and traditions of the Mi’kmaq, a culture that has been here for thousands of years. Sing a Mi’kmaw song, learn to play a drum, participate in the ancient game of “waltes” and interact with Mi’kmaw craftspeople. Through demonstrations, singing and drumming you’ll gain a further appreciation for the unique culture of the first people of this land.


Learn-to Camp Weekend at Kejimkujik

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

July 20-21

Never camped before but curious about this truly Canadian tradition? The Parks Canada Learn-to Camp program will introduce you and your family to the basics of camping, from packing to tenting and campfire cooking. Over the course of the weekend, participants have the opportunity to attend special programs and activities at Kejimkujik. Learn-to Camp is presented in partnership with MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) and our friends, ‘A for Adventure’. Reserve early, space is limited.


Massed Band Concert at Fort Anne

Fort Anne National Historic Site

July 21

As part of Annapolis Royal’s Band Fest, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of fine music on the grounds of Fort Anne! Bring the family and a picnic lunch and soak in the ambiance of music playing in this historic place. This is a fair weather event.


Construction Traditions at Port-Royal

Port-Royal National Historic Site

July 28

Join local craftspeople as they share their skills and knowledge of traditional techniques that were used to reconstruct the Port-Royal Habitation during the 1930’s. Take in demonstrations in hewing timbers, making shingles, turning wood, crafting handles for tools and blacksmithing. You will truly appreciate the architecture of this very unique structure.


Encampment Days on Natal Day weekend at Fort Anne

Fort Anne National Historic Site

August 2-4

Stoll around the encampment of the 84th Regiment of Foot 2nd Battalion (Royal Highland Emigrants) and enjoy the sights, the smells, and the sounds of black powder musketry, outdoor cooking and life in an 18th century military camp. The 84th Regiment creates a vivid picture of the conditions of centuries-old military life. Weather permitting, witness a tactical battle featuring 18th century military techniques.


Kejimkujik’s 50th Birthday Party

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

August 3

Join us in Jeremy’s Bay Campground to celebrate this momentous occasion with an array of fun activities including a Bicycle Poker Rally, the Keji Birthday Noise Parade, complimentary cupcakes and lemonade, a group campfire, star-gazing and more! Campers and day visitors are invited to participate.


Aviation Day

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

August 18

Join us for Aviation Day 2019! Free workshops and family activities will run throughout the day for ages 5 and up.

Wheelchair Accessible


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. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to celebrate ‘Confederation-era pageantry’ in 2019!


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. Note that there will be staggered departures for walkers, runners and cyclists. An optional return shuttle is available from Port-Royal if needed. The event is free however pre-registration is required. Visit Annapolis County for more information.


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

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

September 6-8

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. Events include a day of Women’s triathlon racing in 2 distances, and skills workshops in other complimentary outdoor pursuits open to participants, friends and family. Camp or stay close by and participate in evening activities. Sunday will be dedicated to Keji Mixed Triathlon Relays & Skills Camp for more experienced and youth triathletes.

More information


Harvest Home

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

September 14

Family fun was sure a part of Alexander Graham Bell’s life. Help us continue to celebrate the tradition of Harvest Home with festivities including 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!

Wheelchair Accessible


18th century Revolutionary War Encampment, The Second Citadel in the age of Revolution

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

September 21-22

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 walls of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. 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. The finer details of camp life will be on display including camp cooking, washing, everyday tasks, blacksmithing and children’s games.

Quebec

A family enjoys a picnic on the grass.
Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site

Traditional workshop in the garden with Panier Nature

Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site

July 14 and August 18

At this workshop, you’ll learn how to create your own ecological permaculture garden. Registration required as spots are limited.

Wheelchair Accessible


Learn-to Camp

Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

July 27-28

Ready, set, camp!
Never camped before? Don’t know where to start? Or maybe all you need is a refresher. Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp program is here to help. Learn-to Camp overnight experiences introduce you and your family to the basics of camping in Canada’s beautiful natural settings. You’ll learn camping skills like how to set up a tent, or cook outdoors. You’ll enjoy our fun, interpretive programs along with other Parks Canada activities.

Wheelchair Accessible


Archaeology month

Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

August 10-11

Archaeology month will take place from August 1 to 31. Close to 50 locations across Quebec will offer activities for all groups: novices or enthusiasts, small or large. Come gain a deeper understanding of our society, history and heritage.


Village Fest

Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site

August 11

Join us to celebrate the end of summer!
Bring the family, hear the music of the Amis du folklore de Saint-Lin-Laurentides and participate in family activities as well as the corn roast.

Wheelchair Accessible


Cartier Day

Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site

August 17

Let's honour Jacques Cartier! Join us for a historic picnic accompanied by the explorer. Bring your finest basket and celebrate the history of this charming place.


Archaeology month

Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

August 17-18

Come discover our archeological program and explore the remains of the Coteau-du-Lac's fort. Experience the life of a military garrison. Travel through time and discover objects found on site! Want to feel like a real archaeologist? Learn the basics of the job with our fun archaeological bins where you can discover how to use a trowel and handbroom. Don't leave empty-handed! Use your budding talents as an appraiser of artefacts and take home a reproduction of a relic found at Coteau-du-Lac!

Wheelchair Accessible


Canadian military history in the spotlight (5th edition)

Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

August 24

Whether you’re a history buff or just casually interested, a variety of fun activities await. On the agenda: musket firing demonstrations, flintlock musket and black powder percussion rifles; presentation of uniform differences between the French soldiers of the 17th century, and the British soldiers of the 19th century; 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!

Wheelchair Accessible


Défis du Parc

La Mauricie National Park

September 6-8

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.


The Journées de la culture

Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site

September 28

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. Offered as part of Journées de la culture.

Wheelchair Accessible

Ontario

A marsh at sunrise.
Point Pelee National Park

Doors Open Ottawa

Laurier House National Historic Site

June 1-2

Laurier House is pleased to participate in the annual Ottawa Doors Open program.


Canada’s Homefront Kitchen Party

Laurier House National Historic Site

June 15

Enjoy a lively 1940s Kitchen Party on the Canadian Homefront! Games, music and dancing for all ages. Come learn a few swing dancing steps, or sample some food-ration friendly recipes.


Fort George in the Great War: A First World War Commemoration

Fort George National Historic Site

June 22-23

Did you know that Fort George was used as a military training base during the First World War? Join us as re-enactors from across North America bring Camp Niagara to life with demonstrations and displays honouring those who fought in the "war to end all wars".


The Battle of Fort George Re-enactment

Fort George National Historic Site

July 13-14

The Battle of Fort George was one of the pivotal events during the War of 1812. Re-enactors from all over North America descend on Fort George to relive this historic battle with muskets, cannons, and music! Join us to commemorate the 206th anniversary of the battle.

For re-enactor registration, please visit the Friends of Fort George website.


Jane Austen Tea Party: Mansfield Park

Fort George National Historic Site

August 1

Join the Friends of Fort George for a social evening celebrating Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park! This Regency evening includes tea, treats, music, games, and more!

Tickets are limited. Visit the Friends of Fort George for more information.


20th Annual Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers’ Field Day

Fort George National Historic Site

August 17-18

Join us for a spectacular showcase of military music, firepower demonstrations and drills from the early 19th century. Fife and drum corps and infantry units from historic sites across Canada and the United States face off in competition. A captivating experience not to be missed!


Echoes of Niagara’s Past: A Military Timeline Event

Fort George National Historic Site

August 24-25

Join us as Fort George and the Lincoln and Welland Regimental Museum commemorate over 200 years of Niagara's military history!

The fort comes 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.

Join us for a military car show like no other! Catch the Grand Vehicle Parade through the streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake!

Manitoba

Visitors learn about beadwork with the help of a costumed animator at the Indigenous encampment.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Thursday Night Soirées

Riel House National Historic Site

June 6
July 4, 11, 18 and 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Back by popular demand, Thursday Night Soirées will return featuring lively Métis fiddle music and special guests.

More Information (http://www.facebook.com/rielhouseNHS)

Wheelchair Accessible


Splash Pad Opening Day

The Forks National Historic Site

June 29

The Parks Canada Splash pad at The Forks opens for the season. Come have some fun in the sun!


Children’s Day

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
August 7, 14, 21 and 28

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.

Wheelchair Accessible


Stories at Sunset

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

July 5 and August 2

Gather your family around the campfire at Lower Fort Garry! Taste bannock cooked over an open fire, play a drum, join in bracelet making, and engage in traditional stories—there’s something for everyone!

Wheelchair Accessible


Ghost Tours

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

July 12 and 26
August 23

Do you think Lower Fort Garry is haunted? Discover for yourself on a guided Ghost Tour of the fort. On this nocturnal journey, you’ll learn about the site’s lesser known history as an asylum and a prison, and hear the spooky stories that linger within the old stone fort walls.

Wheelchair Accessible


Open Flame Brewing

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

July 19 and August 9

Make your own authentic beer at Lower Fort Garry. Our brewmasters will guide you step-by-step using a traditional recipe—and at the end of the night, you’ll take home a growler of your very own!

Wheelchair Accessible


Yoga By The Lake

Riding Mountain National Park

July 20

Join us on the Main Beach, in Riding Mountain National Park for our 3rd annual community Yoga class overlooking beautiful Clear Lake! This will be an ALL LEVELS donation based class with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

For more information please visit Healing Minds, Healing Bodies, Yoga for the Cure on Facebook


Treaty No.1 Commemoration

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

August 3

Explore the history surrounding the making of Treaty No. 1. In 1871, representatives of the Crown, Anishinaabe, and Muskegon Cree peoples made a commitment to each other with the first of the numbered treaties in western Canada.

Wheelchair Accessible


Harvest Festival

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

August 17

Explore Lower Fort Garry, participate in a variety of workshops, supplementary historic activities, and learn how early settlers and local Cree and Ojibway people prepared for winter in the 19th century. The Makers Market will offer kiosks for makers, creators, tinkerers, and farmers, showcasing made by hand, original works. In addition, there will be a wide variety of food trucks on site to provide a diverse selection of fare for everyone.

More information

Wheelchair Accessible


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.

Saskatchewan

Visitors participate in a learn-to archery program.
Batoche National Historic Site

Rotgut run

Fort Walsh National Historic Site

June 22

Looking for a challenge? Run or walk the Rotgut Run in one of the most picturesque and challenging 5 km runs in Saskatchewan.


Louis Riel relay and kidfest

Batoche National Historic Site

July 6

Gather the family and participate in the Louis Riel Relays and Kidfest, with live entertainment, great food, and a pie eating contest.

Wheelchair Accessible


Binding and Stooking: Taste of the Homestead

Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

August 10

Join the hired hands in the field for binding and stooking! Taste warm homemade bread with hand churned butter melting on top. Activities to interest and excite the whole family!

Wheelchair Accessible


Fossil Fever

Grasslands National Park

August 14-18

Always wanted to dig into the past? Join the Royal Saskatchewan Museum as they uncover the secrets of the past. You can be part of the dig as a paleontologist for a day. Enjoy Fossil Talks each evening.


Badlands Blast

Grasslands National Park

August 17

Kids activities, wagon rides and fossil experts share their adventures. Dine and dance with the diggers at the Rock Creek Hoedown. Bring your instrument and jam with the locals!


Symphony Under The Sky Festival

Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

August 24

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.

Wheelchair Accessible

Alberta

Children dressed in elk costumes listen as a Parks Canada interpreter shows them the skull of a bison in the Astotin Theatre... Elk Island National Park
Elk Island National Park

Bison Festival

Elk Island National Park

June 1

Celebrate the Bison Festival with us and show your appreciation for all things bison!

Wheelchair Accessible


Waterton Wildflower Festival

Waterton Lakes National Park

June 13-18

Join in a variety of activities celebrating the spectacular wildlfowers in Waterton Lakes National Park.


Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day

Waterton Lakes National Park

July 23

The latest wildlife, vegetation and cultural discoveries in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. Location: Glacier National Park, U.S.A.


Trail Ride

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

August 3

Ride your own horse or step up on a horse-drawn wagon at the annual day ride across original Bar U Ranch lands. Hosted by the Friends of the Bar U Historic Ranch Association, everyone’s welcome!


Old Time Ranch Rodeo

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

August 18

Come watch teams of working cowboys showcase traditional ranching skills and compete for silver Bar U buckles.


A Royal Harvest and Heavy Horse Weekend

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

September 14-15

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


Waterton Wildlife Weekend

Waterton Lakes National Park

September 19-22

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

More information

British Columbia

Near the Lower Battery and Canteen, and next to an original army jeep, a costumed interpreter helps two young girls dress up as part the ‘Ready For Action’ program.
Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

Hidden Histories Tours

Fort Langley National Historic Site

July 20 and 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.


Brigade Days

Fort Langley National Historic Site

August 3-5

Explore the encampment of re-enactors showcasing the Hudson’s Bay Company era as they swap stories, play music, and show off traditional skills. Don’t miss the “Arrival of the Fur Brigades” canoe re-enactment at the river.


Water Gun Wars

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

August 18

Victoria’s largest water gun battle is once again coming to the Fort! Join us with your own water guns for this annual event. Come and try to storm the Fort.

Wheelchair Accessible


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!