The Government is celebrating families and the importance of our protected areas with free admission to Parks Canada’s places for youth 17 and under, starting in 2018 and beyond. This year, Parks Canada has offered free admission or lockage for one day at Parks Canada places across the country. This is a special thank you to the millions of Canadians who celebrated Canada 150 with Parks Canada in 2017 when more Canadians than ever before had amazing experiences at Parks Canada’s places.
Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected natural and cultural heritage areas in the world. Through its broad network of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites, Parks Canada connects Canadians with their heritage.
The renowned group, History Matters will lead activities at Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site on November 12, 2018, commemorating the service of Dr. Norman Bethune, who did an extraordinary three tours of duty in the Army, Navy and Air Force during the Great War. Bethune Memorial House is pleased to offer free admission that day, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.
Join us on the house’s historic grounds for a First World War re-enactment to experience what is was like to be a field medic in the trenches. Visitors can try on vintage costumes, carry a stretcher, and examine battlefront medical instruments used during the war. A fully restored ambulance from the war will also be on display. Students and the general public are encouraged to attend.
School groups that wish to attend are recommended to reserve their visit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, as space is limited.