Feel the light breeze and enjoy the vivid colours, as you start your fall adventure. Take part in exciting activities and events at our national historic sites and heritage programs and events in some of our national parks across the land.

  • Atlantic Canada
    Soldier in front of the Halifax Citadel entrance
    78th Highlander standing sentry at front entrance, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

    Nova Scotia

    Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

    Date Event
    September 2 Hammer In: blacksmithing festival
    September 7 Katharine McLennan Award
    September 19, 26 Louisbourg at Night: Lantern Tour (Tuesday evening)
    September 23 Fortress Feast – a distinctive fund-raising event
    October 3, 10, 17, 24 Louisbourg at Night: Lantern Tour (Tuesday evening)
    October 8 Celtic Colours: Step into the Past
    October 11 Connecting Threads: 18th century fibre craft workshops
    October 13 Celtic Colours: Music of the Night

    Fort Anne National Historic Site

    Date Event
    August 26 Fort-to-Fort Walk for Canada 150
    September 1 New - First Friday Community Celebrations in Annapolis Royal
    September 16 International Town Criers’ Competition

    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    Date Event
    August 19 Freedom of the City with the 78th Highlanders
    September 16, 17 Revolutionary War Encampment, The Second Citadel in the age of Revolution Encampment
    October 21 First World War Commemorations, 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele
    November 11 Remembrance Day Commemorations

    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    Date Event
    September 22 to 24 Fall for the Stars Dark Sky Weekend

    New Brunswick

    Fundy National Park

    Date Event
    September 15 Fundy Star Party

    Kouchibouguac National Park

    Date Event
    September 22-24 Fall Star Fest
  • Quebec
    Visitors will be served tea at the Manoir Papineau
    An opportunity to enjoy tea and treats in famous company at Manoir Papineau.

    Chambly Canal National Historic Site

    Date Event
    September 1 to 4 Bières et saveurs de Chambly
    September 9 Défi Je bouge
    September 16 and 19 This Summer, BioBlitz the Canal!
    October 16 MEC Run

    Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

    Date Event
    Until August 31 Québec by lantern light
    Until October 9 The Fort's Mission: Save the Colony
    Until October 9 The Legend of the Talking Walls: An Incredible Adventure for the Whole Family
    Until October 9 Fortifications of Québec guided tour

    Fort Chambly National Historic Site

    Date Event
    August 26, 27 Special animation for the weekend: the Art of food conservation in New France
    October 1 The Harvest Celebration

    Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site

    Date Event
    September 23, 24 “Virée Gourmande des Comptonales”
  • Ontario
    A young couple sitting at the dining table, Woodside National Historic Site.
    Victorian Era Thanksgiving at Woodside National Historic Site.

    Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

    Date Event
    October 1 Local Colours Art Exhibit
    October 7 to 9 Thanksgiving Festival at the Birthplace of a Hero!

    Bruce Peninsula National Park

    Date Event
    September 20 to 24 The fungi edition! BioBlitz

    Fort Malden National Historic Site

    Date Event
    August 26, 27 Art by the River
    September 30 &
    October 1
    Voyageur Rendezvous
    October 21 Fort Malden by Candelight
    October 26 to 30 ‘The House Youth Centre’ Haunted House at Fort Malden

    Fort Wellington National Historic Site

    Date Event
    August 31 Whisky Tasting Event
    September to Thanksgiving,
    Thursday to Monday
    Fall Fun at the Fort

    Fort George National Historic Site

    Date Event
    August 26, 27 Echoes of Niagara’s Past: A Military Timeline Event
    August 26 Arcs of Fire: A Military Sound and Light Show
    September 22 to 24 4th Annual Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition (third party event)
    September 30 The Commons Market
    October 7, 8 Battle of Queenston Heights Commemorative Tours (Friends of Fort George event)

    HMCS Haida National Historic Site

    Date Event
    August 27 Happy Birthday, HMCS Haida!
    September 30 &
    October 1
    Robin’s Redemption, interactive play presented by “Live History” Theatre Company

    Point Pelee National Park

    Date Event
    September 2, 3 Wild Ontario
    September 9 Beach Clean-up
    October 24, November 18, December 9 Dark Sky Nights

    Pukaskwa National Park

    Date Event
    Until September 4 LANDMARKS 2017

    Rouge National Urban Park

    Date Event
    August 26 Taste of the Trail
    September 23 Art Day in the Rouge
    October 3 to 9 Fall Walk Festival
    October 19 to 21 Illuminations

    Thousand Islands National Park

    Date Event
    September 16 to 17 & 23 to 24 Art in the park

    Woodside National Historic Site

    Date Event
    September 30 Doors Open – Waterloo Memorial Pioneer Tower
    October 5 to 8 & 12 to 15 Victorian Thanksgiving
    November 4, 5 Mary’s Odyssey, presented by “Live History” Theatre Company
  • The Canadian Prairies
    Children run and play in a pile of hay.
    Threshing Day. Pitch in with the fieldwork or kick back and relax!

    Manitoba

    Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

    Date Event
    October 13 to 14, 20 to 21 & 27 to 28 Fright at the Fort
    October 22, 28, 29 Lower Fort Scary

    Riding Mountain National Park

    Date Event
    August 26 Boo in the Park
    August 26 Free outdoor concert featuring Doc Walker and Madeline Merlo
    September 1 to 3 Dark Sky Week
    September 2, 3 Heritage Camping Experience
    September 5 to 10 Pride Week
    September 16 Learn-to Camp Backcountry
    September 16, 17 Sonics and Sojourns
    September 16, 17 Learn to Camp
    September 17 Riding Mountain half marathon
    October 21 Friends Fright Night
    October 27 to 29 Creepy Hollow Hauntings

    Saskatchewan

    Batoche National Historic Site

    Date Event
    September 28 to 30 12th edition of Journées du patrimoine - Heritage Days
    September 30 Taste of Métis culture craft show

    Fort Battleford National Historic Site

    Date Event
    October 28 Halloween Haunted Fort

    Grasslands National Park

    Date Event
    September 2, 3 Learn to Camp

    Prince Albert National Park

    Date Event
    August 25 to 27 Waskesiu Lakeside Festival
    September 3 Arbour Day
    September 8 to 10 Reel Rave International Film Festival
    September 16 K+S MS Bike – Waskesiu Lake
    September 23 Outter Limits Fun Run
  • Western Canada
    Girl petting a horse at Bar U Ranch
    A young girl pets Sanchez, one of the horses at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site.

    Alberta

    Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

    Date Event
    September 16, 17 Harvest and heavy horse weekend

    Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    Date Event
    August 26 Cave Lantern Tours
    August 26 Free outdoor concert featuring Doc Walker and Madeline Merlo
    Saturdays in August Hobo Campfire Singalong
    Until October Trains Trains Trains
    November 8 - 19 Hometown Heroes

    Elk Island National Park

    Date Event
    September 2, 3 Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve Party

    Jasper National Park

    Date Event
    October 13 to 22 Jasper Dark Sky Festival

    Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

    Date Event
    Weekends in September Camp in a trappers tent or tipi
    October 13, 14, 20, 21 Fright Night at the Site
    December 9 Fur Trade Christmas

    British Columbia

    Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighhouse National Historic Site

    Date Event
    Until September 30 Gunners on Target
    Until September 30 History Mystery: The Royal Marine Artillery at Fort Rodd Hill
    Until September 30 Soldier’s Best Friend
    Until September 30 Airsoft Challenge*
    Until September 30 Firepower

    Fort Langley National Historic Site

    Date Event
    October 7 Cranberry Festival
    October Grave Tales
    October 28, 29 Kids Ft Langley Halloween
    November 19 Douglas Day

    Fort St. James National Historic Site

    Date Event
    September 16 Metis Day
  • Northern Canada
    Visitors in front of a theatre ready for a guided walk
    Tour guides and visitors at the Historic Walking Tour, Dawson City.

    Yukon

    Klondike National Historic Sites

    Date Event
    Check locations for hours of operation Featured itinerary: The Klondike gold rush