Celebrate National Historic Places Day at Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site
Posted on: July 5, 2018 6:00 am
Take part in the national celebration during the second annual Canada Historic Places Day on July 7!
July 5, 2018 Rocky Point, Prince Edward Island Parks Canada Agency
The Government of Canada is committed to connecting Canadians to the significant people, places, and events that have shaped the Canada of today. On July 7, Canadians are invited to take part in the national celebration by visiting a historic place near them!
Canada’s historic places reflect the rich and varied heritage of our nation and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about our diverse history. From lighthouses to battlefields, historic neighbourhoods to contributions and traditions of Indigenous peoples, there is an amazing array of places and stories to discover.
On Canada Historic Places Day, join us at Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site for a fun-filled day in celebration of the Parks Canada places that preserve our nation’s history and heritage. This is a free event where everyone is welcome to discover the extensive trail system, take in the unmatched views of Charlottetown Harbour or spend some time around the traditional Wigwam learning about Indigenous culture from local Mi’kmaq elders – there’s a little something for everyone! Light refreshments will be served and visitors are encouraged to pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic on the grounds.
Canada’s list of national designations continues to grow, reflecting the rich heritage of our country and providing opportunities for Canadians to learn more about our diversity, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.
Canada Historic Places Day benefits historic places across Canada, increasing awareness and interest in visiting them, as well as emphasizing the vital role these places have in their communities.
During the Canada 150 celebrations last year, millions of Canadians had amazing experiences at Parks Canada places across the country. Building on this success, the Government of Canada is celebrating families and the importance of protected areas this year with free admission to Parks Canada places for youth, starting in 2018 and beyond.