Events at Parks Canada

Find Parks Canada events throughout the year, whether you’re looking for winter and holiday events or summer fun. Check back periodically to learn more about workshops, festivals, concerts, markets, holiday-themed events, and more!

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A costumed interpreter dressed as Anne of Green Gables holding a present in front of a christmas tree in her home.

A Green Gables Christmas

Location : Green Gables Heritage Place, Cavendish

Come to Green Gables House for a holiday visit with Anne, complete with seasonal decor, cookies to decorate, trails, carol music and lots of family fun.

Dates : November 25 and 26, 2023
Times : 10 am to 3 pm

Buy tickets to a Green Gables Christmas

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Heritage Day at Fortress of Louisbourg

Location : Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Cape Breton Island

Enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities: from roasting marshmallows, sledding in the King’s Garden, to trying hands-on children’s activities… there's fun to be had by the whole family!

Dates : February 18, 2024
Times : 12 pm to 4 pm

Celebrate Heritage Day at Fortress of Louisbourg

A wooden table with a bottle, a carafe, a plate and a lantern in a tavern.

Storehouse Tavern dinner concert series

Location : Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Cape Breton Island

Discover talented Atlantic musicians and savour local flavours during the Storehouse Tavern concert series. For a complete schedule of musicians and menu details, visit Fortress Louisbourg Association.

Dates : November 17 to December 15, 2023, Fridays

View menu and music schedule

A man in uniform next to a man in a Santa Claus costume holding a lantern with the Halifax Citadel in the background.

Candlelight Tour

Location : Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Halifax

Join the Candlelight Tour and learn about the British army’s holiday traditions from their time stationed at the Citadel and get a magical glimpse of the Citadel at night.

Dates : November 17 to December 16, 2023, Friday and Saturday nights
Times : 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm

Buy Candlelight Tour tickets

A man in uniform giving a tour to a young adult woman and man with clipart of holly in the left upper corner.

Raise your spirits

Location : Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Halifax

Raise Your Holiday Spirits puts a special holiday twist on the popular Halifax Citadel spirit tastings! Celebrate the holidays in the tradition of the British Military with a special tour and tasting with a 78th Highlander.

Dates : November 17 to December 16, 2023, Friday and Saturday nights
Times : 7 pm to 8:15 pm

Buy tickets for this holiday tour and tasting

An illustration of Victorian Christmas celebration: with soldiers, a woman, and a feast.

Victorian Christmas at the Halifax Citadel

Location : Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Halifax

The historic fort takes on a festive air with Victorian carols and Father Christmas. Enjoy watching the Soldier’s Play: "A Vision of Christmas", wander through the soldiers’ encampment, and hear stories from the past.

Dates : November 25 and 26, 2023
Times : 12 pm to 4 pm

Plan your visit to Halifax Citadel

A Parks Canada employee in uniform giving a tour of the christmas-decorated Victorian home to 3 visitors.

Victorian Christmas at Sir George-Étienne Cartier

Location : Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site, Montreal

Learn about the festive traditions and preparations of a bourgeois Christmas in the 19th century as you discover Sir Cartier's Victorian home, embellished with vintage Christmas decorations.

Dates : December 2 to 17, 2023, Saturday and Sundays
Times : 10 am to 5 pm

Learn more about this Victorian Christmas

A group of visitors sit around a table in winter coats and santa costumes as they  partake in christmas crafts.

Fort George: A Garrison Christmas

Location : Fort George National Historic Site, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Discover Christmas traditions from the early 19th century. Take part in a fun-filled afternoon of history, crafts, games, music, warm drinks, yummy treats, and even a musket demonstration.

Dates : December 9 and 10, 2023
Times : 12 pm to 4 pm

Learn more about this Garrison Christmas

Two Parks Canada interpreters dressed in 18th century costumes hang ornaments on a christmas tree.

A King family Christmas

Location : Woodside National Historic Site, Kitchener

Join the King family and experience a Victorian Christmas! Warm yourselves by an outdoor fire with a cup of cider, help decorate the family christmas tree, and take part in historic festive games and activities.

Dates : December 2 and 3, 2023
Times : 12 pm to 4 pm

Learn more about this King family Christmas

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Holiday market

Location : Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Saint Andrews

An event not to be missed! The Friends of Lower Fort Garry Holiday Market returns to the Lower Fort Garry’s Visitor Reception Centre. Find the perfect gift for a loved one while supporting local artisans.

Dates : November 25 and 26, 2023
Times : 10 am to 5 pm

Find the perfect gift at Lower Fort Garry

A family of 4 picks a christmas tree in the snow.

Christmas tree harvest

Location : Prince Albert National Park, Waskesiu Lake

Harvest your own Christmas tree and help maintain the Waskesiu community fuel break. Bring your handsaw, sled and hot chocolate!

Dates : November 24 to December 23, 2023
Times : 8 am to 4 pm on Sunday to Thursday
8 am to 6 pm on Friday and Saturday

Find the perfect tree in Prince Albert National Park

Banff Winter Carnival returns

Location : Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff

Immerse yourself in the magic of winter and let the snow fly! The Banff Winter Carnival returns to the Cave and Basin with fun activities for all ages.

Dates : December 15, 2023 to April 1, 2024
Times : 11 am to 5 pm, Thursday to Monday

Learn about the Banff Winter Carnival

A copper star on a wooden table with 3 nails and a hammer.

Copper ornament building

Location : Fort Langley National Historic Site, Langley Township

Join a talented blacksmith for a crafting workshop where you can build your own copper star and moon decorations, just in time for the holiday season.

Dates : November 26, 2023
Times : 7 pm to 9 pm

Build a copper star and moon

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