Bioblitz with Parks Canada

A young visitors holds a container with marine life
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Want to connect with nature? Get your kids outside? Take part in a Parks Canada BioBlitz. You and your family team up with scientists to find as much wildlife as possible, in a short period of time. Discover wildlife and support their protection at one of these great events.

The Pull of the Net: Commercial fishing in Canada

Two young girls hold pieces of fish
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

May 2017 - 2019

The Cannery will celebrate Canada’s 150th with a new exhibit offering a cross-country look at how the fisheries affected the economies, cultures and communities in Coastal BC and the Maritimes.

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Canada Day

A Canadian flag waving at the Fisgard Lighthouse
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

July 1

From east to west and north to south, there will be many special celebratory events at Parks Canada locations on this day. Join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 100th anniversary of National Historic Sites.

  • The biggest birthday cake is always served at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site! Join the many activities and listen to live music by young local talents.
  • Celebrate at Fort Langley National Historic Site, where British Columbia was born! Enjoy multicultural music, cake, family activities and a special ceremony at noon.

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

Fort Langley National Historic Site

Canada 150 Voyageur rendezvous

Visitors in a large canoe
Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

July 1 - 22

Canada 150 Rendezvous is a re-enactment of the epic 1967 Centennial Canoe Race. The race leaves Rocky Mountain House on July 1 for a month long journey down the North Saskatchewan River, stopping in 18 locations along the way. Twenty six-person teams will compete, representing their provinces and communities, including teams from Indigenous communities.

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

Parks Day in Waterton

An interpreter helps young visitors with an activity at a table
Waterton Lakes National Park

July 15

Explore the best of Waterton’s behind the scenes secrets like you’ve never seen before. Join us at the Waterton Heritage Centre for activities, interactive displays and more!

Waterton Lakes National Park

Bison Festival

An interpreter shows two visitors a Bison skull
Elk Island National Park

August 19

Gain an appreciation of the vital role of bison in Indigenous culture and prairie ecosystems. Music, culinary demonstrations and tastings, guided tours and children’s activities ensure an entertaining day for all!

Elk Island National Park

Fab Forts

A visitor in action during a squirt gun battle
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

August 19

Victoria’s largest squirt gun battle is coming to the Fort! Join us on Saturday with your water guns at the ready for Parks Canada’s annual Fab Forts event. Come and try to storm the Fort and take part in the many activities offered throughout the day, including face painting and live music.

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

Evening with the stars

Fireworks over top of a teepee
Mount Revelstoke National Park

September 16

Grab a blanket and join us at Mount Revelstoke as the pros help us understand all the neat things we see in the night sky. Take a peek through a telescope, talk to onsite astronomers and learn about the great world beyond.

Mount Revelstoke National Park

Jasper Dark Sky Festival

A person outside of their tent looks up at the starlit sky
Jasper National Park

October 13 - 22

Are you an avid stargazer or simply enjoy the tranquility and awe of looking up into the night sky? Visit the park and celebrate the night sky during this annual festival sure to impress.

Jasper National Park

A Fort Langley Christmas

Visitors enjoy a Fort Langley Christmas in front of a fireplace
Fort Langley National Historic Site

December 16 - 31

Cap off the Canada 150 celebrations by spending the day at Fort Langley. Create magical memories, complete with music and treats, in an old-fashioned fort setting. Program fees apply.

Fort Langley National Historic Site