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National Indigenous Peoples Day


National Indigenous Peoples Day is a national celebration of the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis throughout Canada. Huronia Historical Parks is proud to be a part of highlighting these achievements through our educational-focused celebration each year. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. It has been a nationally recognized day since 1996.

Please contact us for more information. To book a school or group visit, please send an email to:

This event will encompass a wide variety of unique Indigenous cultural and historical demonstrations such as music, art and traditional teachings.

Quatres hommes autochtones en habits cérémoniaux, à jouer un gros tambour en chantant

Event Info

DATE: Wednesday, June 21

TIMES: 10 am to 3 pm* 
RATES: $ 12.00 per student – Free admission for teachers and chaperones

* The historic site and indoor museum will remain open until 5 pm

Examples of event programming include:
  • Drumming and dancing demonstrations
  • Tasting three sister soup and corn bread
  • Corn husk dolls and okies workshop
  • Canoe display and wigwam work
  • Garden and animal presentations with our new Agriculture Worker
  • Lacrosse, speed net and storytelling presentations with special guest, Chris Walser
  • Indigenous art presentations
  • Indigenous artisans market
Scheduled presentations:
  • Waterway demonstration
  • Presentation in the hospital 
  • Fire starting techniques
  • Story telling in the Longhouse
  • Indigenous Games

Please note:

Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase in our retail store “Flint & Timber Co.”

Picnic areas are available.

Only service dogs will be allowed on that day. 

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Discovery Harbour, our sister site located in nearby Penetanguishene, also offers enhanced education programs. 

Visit: www.discoveryharbour.on.ca for more information or contact: reservationshhp@ontario.ca