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Fort Selkirk Historic Site (YG photo)
Canada’s Parks Day is an opportunity for Canadians to participate in fun, educational and family-oriented events at parks and historic sites across the country. Parks Day falls on the third Saturday of July every year.
You can help celebrate Yukon parks and historic sites - join in on Parks Day events happening throughout the territory or create your own adventure at one of our many national, territorial or municipal parks, historic sites, heritage rivers, campgrounds and other special places.
Parks Day Events for 2015:
Thursday, July 16
Parks Day information booth and prizes!
3 p.m to 8 p.m. - Drop by the Fireweed Market at Shipyards Park to learn about Yukon parks and conservation and win great prizes! Hosted by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Yukon Chapter (CPAWS-Yukon).
Saturday, July 18
Family Fun Day at Kathleen Lake
Kluane National Park & Reserve
4 p.m. - Bring the family for an afternoon of fun at Kathleen Lake starting. All ages are welcome. The event will be free. For more information, contact Parks Canada at 867-634-7250.
Boat trip to Fort Selkirk Historic Site
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Enjoy a free boat ride and a self-guided tour of Fort Selkirk Historic Site. Watch a performance by the Selkirk Spirit Dancers and a showcase of new works by musicians. The public is asked to pre-register for this event by calling 667-5386. Hosted by the Selkirk First Nation and the Yukon government Historic Sites Branch.
Free guided interpretive hikes to Canyon City
Chadburn Lake Park, Whitehorse
10 a.m. & 2 p.m. - Free guided interpretive hikes beginning at Robert Lowe suspension bridge at Miles Canyon. Learn about the Gold Rush, First Nations history, plants, animals and so much more! Registration is not necessary and the tour will proceed rain or shine so hikers are asked to dress appropriately. For more information, contact the Yukon Conservation Society at 867-668-5678.
Guided Hike, BBQ and Music Coffeehouse
Tombstone Territorial Park
10 a.m - Free guided hike up beautiful Goldensides Mountain. Bring sturdy shoes, water, a snack and clothes for all weather.
7 p.m. - Music Coffeehouse. Bring your instruments, your voice and a tasty treat to share! Meet at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre, km 71.5, Dempster Highway. For more information, contact Yukon Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create your own park adventure
Get out to a park, campground or historic site of your choice on July 18th and enjoy the many benefits of engaging with nature and culture.
How did you celebrate Parks Day?
Share your Parks Day photos on the Yukon Parks Facebook page
Want to host a Parks Day event?
Contact Yukon Parks for ideas and to include your event here. You can also post event details to the nation-wide calendar at GOTparks.ca.
- Canada's Parks Day
- Yukon Conservation Society
- Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Yukon Chapter
- Tombstone Interpretive Centre
- Fort Selkirk Historic Site
- Parks Canada - Kluane Visitor Centres
- Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY)
Government of Yukon
Box 2703 (V-4)