Bears and Berries – What a combination!
On July 19, Fort George and Buckingham House invites everyone to join the fun at the Bears and Berries Festival. Bring your favourite teddy bear along to enjoy a day of picnics, storytelling, face painting, T-shirt coloring (for both bears and the kids) and themed games. Burgers will be on the grill for lunch followed by delicious Saskatoon berry desserts! Explore this beautiful area by hiking to the archaeological sites of the original forts or join the interpretive centre tours that highlight the rich fur trading heritage of Fort George and Buckingham House.
When: Saturday, July 19 from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The site is open at 10 a.m.
Where: Fort George and Buckingham House Historic Site, 13 kilometres southeast of Elk Point on Secondary Highway 646. Follow the signs and keep an eye out for yellow lady slippers and orange woodland lilies on your way in!
Admission: regular admission is $3 for adults, $8 for a family (two adults and their children ages 7-17), $1.50 for youths (ages 7-17) and $2 for seniors. Children six and under are admitted free.
Need more info? Visit the website or call 780-724-2611 (dial 310-000 for toll-free access within Alberta).
Taste of the Past at Father Lacombe Chapel
On July 20, visit the Father Lacombe Chapel to explore Alberta’s oldest standing building and sample historical foods such as bannock, corn muffins, fried blueberries, home-made ice cream and many other delicious treats. Follow costumed interpreters for tours of Mission Hill or just relax and enjoy the view.
Father Lacombe Chapel was built by Father Albert Lacombe and local Métis in 1861. The site gave rise to the St. Albert Mission, the religious and cultural centre of French-speaking and Métis communities in the area and formed the heart of the present day city of St. Albert.
Admission: donation to the St. Albert Food Bank
When: Sunday, July 20 from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Father Lacombe Chapel, adjacent to St. Albert Catholic Parish (7 St. Vital Avenue), just off St. Albert Trail.
Need more info? Visit the website or call 780-459-7663 (dial 310-000 for toll free access within Alberta)