Event Calendar, Category Education
September 14, 2019 @ 12:00 AM
10am - Noon 3005 Main Parkway, Maitland Bridge NS B0T 1B0
Witness Master Craftsman, Todd Labrador and his apprentices launch two authentic Mi’kmaw-style birch bark canoes that were constructed at Kejimkujik this summer starting at 10:00 am at Jake’s Landing. The flotilla of canoes and kayaks will depart at 10:30 am and travel to Kedge Beach. Join park guides in the BIG Canoe for the paddle or rent/bring your own canoe or kayak (sign up at the Visitor Centre for the BIG Canoe). Welcome the flotilla’s arrival at Kedge Beach at 11 am and enjoy refreshments as we celebrate the ancient craft of birch bark canoe building at Kejimkujik.
September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 AM
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
5425 Sackville Street, Halifax NS B3J 3Y3 902-426-5080
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. The Encampment runs Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 AM
12:00 noon – 4:00pm 5425 Sackville Street, Halifax NS B3J 3Y3
Make your way to the Halifax Citadel as the historic fort takes on a festive air with Victorian carols, crafts, games and, of course, Father Christmas. Enjoy some hot cider and don’t miss the Parks Canada Victorian photo booth - it’s the perfect way to capture some holiday magic to share with family and friends. Event runs 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. both days and admission is FREE with a donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA (non-perishable food item or cash donation).
July 17, 2019 @ 12:00 AM
2:00 pm – 3 :00 pm 53 Historic Lane, Granville Ferry NS B0S 1K0
Join Samuel de Champlain as he shares stories of his many adventures in Acadia. From his voyages of exploration to his experiences at Saint Croix Island and Port-Royal, you’ll hear first-hand why he founded the “Order of Good Cheer” and how friendship and alliances played an integral part in the relationships between the French and Mi’kmaq. English program offered at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and French program offered: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day.