2015 Bartlett Lecture
Sep
19
7:00 pm19:00

2015 Bartlett Lecture

  • St. George's Heritage Church

2015 Bartlett Lecture

Lecturer: Philip Pratt
Topic: "Settled from the Sea": starting in Brigus, an exploration of old and new NL architecture
Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 7:00pm
Location: St. George's Heritage Church, Brigus, Newfoundland

No admission required for the lecture itself.


For dinner reservations or more information on the lecture, please contact the HSA:

E-mail: events@historicsites.ca
Phone: (709) 753-5515

Pre-Lecture Bartlett Dinner
Sep
19
5:00 pm17:00

Pre-Lecture Bartlett Dinner

  • Brigus Rec Centre

Pre-Lecture Bartlett Dinner

Ticket admits one to the pre-lecture buffet dinner and dessert, fully catered by Skipper Ben’s. Drinks available from on site bar.

Dinner Location: Brigus Rec Centre, Water Street, Brigus
Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Purchase dinner tickets by phone (709) 753-5515 or online.

WW1 Presentation
Aug
22
10:00 am10:00

WW1 Presentation

  • Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site

Join Parks Canada staff for this informative session on the lives and duties of WW1 soldiers. Featuring historical uniforms and equipment. For more information, please call Hawthorne Cottage at (709) 528-4004.

Aug
16
3:00 pm15:00

Fort Cape Spear

  • Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Travel back to the Second World War on an interpretive walk amid concrete bunkers and gun barrels pointing seaward at Fort Cape Spear, remnants of a coastal defence battery on the lookout for German naval attackers.

Aug
9
3:00 pm15:00

Fort Cape Spear

  • Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Travel back to the Second World War on an interpretive walk amid concrete bunkers and gun barrels pointing seaward at Fort Cape Spear, remnants of a coastal defence battery on the lookout for German naval attackers.

Aug
2
3:00 pm15:00

Fort Cape Spear

  • Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Travel back to the Second World War on an interpretive walk amid concrete bunkers and gun barrels pointing seaward at Fort Cape Spear, remnants of a coastal defence battery on the lookout for German naval attackers.

Re-Opening Celebration: Signal Hill Heritage Shop @Cabot Tower
Aug
1
8:30 am08:30

Re-Opening Celebration: Signal Hill Heritage Shop @Cabot Tower

  • Heritage Shop Signal Hill

Come join us on the first floor of Cabot Tower to celebrate! Our Heritage Shop will be giving away FREE Newfoundland and Labrador calendars to the first 100 customers, you can enter to win a gift basket filled with beautiful local products and you can sample our delicious chocolate covered wildberries from Dark Tickle.

Jul
26
3:00 pm15:00

Fort Cape Spear

  • Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Travel back to the Second World War on an interpretive walk amid concrete bunkers and gun barrels pointing seaward at Fort Cape Spear, remnants of a coastal defence battery on the lookout for German naval attackers.

"Taste of Vinland" Gala
Jul
25
7:00 pm19:00

"Taste of Vinland" Gala

Come and experience the “A Taste of Vinland” Gala. Celebrate an exciting evening cultural celebration. Enjoy a feast of Norse and Newfoundland fusion, along with entertainment by Viking interpretors and local musicians.

Westward Viking Festival
Jul
21
Jul 31

Westward Viking Festival

  • L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Enjoy Viking-sized celebrations during the ten day Westward Viking Festival. Activities include: guided tours, music, dancing and storytelling inspired by Iceland, Norway and Newfoundland. Meet costumed Vikings and bring along your cloak and cap!

Jul
19
3:00 pm15:00

Fort Cape Spear

  • Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Travel back to the Second World War on an interpretive walk amid concrete bunkers and gun barrels pointing seaward at Fort Cape Spear, remnants of a coastal defence battery on the lookout for German naval attackers.

Canada's Parks Day - Port au Choix
Jul
18
1:00 pm13:00

Canada's Parks Day - Port au Choix

  • Port au Choix National Historic Site

Join in the celebration of Canada's parks with Parks Canada at Port au Choix! There will be a campfire, games, cake, refreshments and special activities at the limestone barrens and visitor centre.

Canada's Parks Day - L'Anse aux Meadows
Jul
18
10:30 am10:30

Canada's Parks Day - L'Anse aux Meadows

  • L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Join in the celebration of Canada's parks with Parks Canada at L'Anse aux Meadows! Take a break from exploring this recreated Norse settlement and head to the sod hut area for a campfire, complete with wieners, marshmallows and drinks!

Canada's Parks Day - Red Bay
Jul
18
10:00 am10:00

Canada's Parks Day - Red Bay

  • Red Bay National Historic Site

Join in the celebration of Canada's parks with Parks Canada at Red Bay! There will guides walks, samples of traditional Basque and Labrador food and storytelling from Red Bay's ancient whaling station history.

National Aboriginal Day
Jun
21
1:00 pm13:00

National Aboriginal Day

  • Port au Choix National Historic Site

Join Parks Canada for a celebration of aboriginal heritage through crafts, drumming and traditional foods.

National Aboriginal Day
Jun
21
1:00 pm13:00

National Aboriginal Day

  • Red Bay National Historic Site

Join Parks Canada for a day of traditional aboriginal games, bannok and berry tastings, and a cultural presentation.

Young Citizens Voting
Jun
11
Jul 5

Young Citizens Voting

11 students from Newfoundland and Labrador have been chosen to participate in this year's Young Citizen program! These students were chosen at the Regional Heritage Fairs for their outstanding projects, passion for their topic and excellent communication skills.

Now the students have created videos about their projects and they need your vote! Two students from Newfoundland and Labrador will be chosen as 2015 Young Citizens and will receive a trip to Ottawa to attend Canada's History Forum. Voting counts for 50% of the student's score, with a panel of judges reviewing the videos and selecting the final recipients.

Percy's Puffin Passport Program
Jun
1
Aug 31

Percy's Puffin Passport Program

  • Heritage Shops

From June 1st to August 31st, 2015 Heritage Shops will be offering visitors a chance to receive a FREE 4" Plush Puffin. Just visit any 5 of our 11 participating locations, get your passport stamped, and once you collect 5 stamps you will receive your very own puffin! Passports can be picked up at one of our locations, or you can print your own at home.

Heritage Shops

  • 309 Water Street, St. John's
  • 158 Duckworth Street, St. John's
  • St. John's Int'l Airport (Departures)
  • Cape Spear, just outside St. John's
  • Castle Hill, Placentia
  • Ryan Premises, Bonavista
  • Port au Choix, Western Newfoundland
  • L'Anse aux Meadows, Northern Peninsula

National Historic Sites

  • Signal Hill, St. John's
  • Hawthorne Cottage, Brigus
  • Red Bay, Labrador