You and your family can take part in several archaeology activities during the entire month of August. Parks Canada will be hosting events at three of its locations on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you won’t want to miss out on all the fun.
You can learn the basics of archaeology at the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site with archaeology bins, visits to fort remains, geocaching (an interactive treasure hunt) and exploring trails. For more information, click here.
At the Battle of Chateauguay National Historic Site, children can dress up and learn about military life. Special events dedicated to military history will be held on Aug. 26 and 27, and will feature an animation area and activities part of the 0-5-30 health and wellness challenge. For more information, click here.
On Aug. 27, from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Fort Lennox National Historic Site, kids can participate in a special picnic, discovery activities, kite demonstrations and workshops, and play with giant board games, hang out with the Parks Canada mascot, get temporary tattoos and more. For more information, click here.
Parks Canada recently introduced the Young Xplorers Program, which provides children with activity booklets that challenge them to search for artifacts and solve puzzles. The program differs from site to site but children will always receive small souvenirs from Parks Canada upon completion of the program. You can learn more about the Young Xplorers program here.