Below you will find events taking place at and/or concerning Canadian Heritage Rivers. Each day has a special significance and reminds us of the important role rivers play in our ecosystems and in our lives.

October 7, 2019 – World Habitat Day

Habitats are essential to all species as a connection to the place where you come from and as a means of protection from challenging elements. Recognize this and the importance of Canadian Heritage Rivers on World Habitat Day, as recognized by the United Nations.

October 8, 2019 – Make Your Own Trail Toboggan

Learn how to make the most of river trails as the winter approaches! Build your own trail toboggan at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough and even take the toboggan home!

October 21-27, 2019 – Waste Reduction Week

The enjoyment of the outdoors relies upon the existence of natural spaces. Come together with friends and family to recognize waste reduction week and find out what you can do to minimize your waste output!

November 1 & 5, 2019 – Muskrat Watershed Tree Planting

Come out and support the Muskrat Watershed Council by planting trees in the area. A tributary of the Ottawa river, the Muskrat Watershed is home to plentiful natural beauty and wildlife!

November 5, 2019 – City of Life: Rediscovering Nature in Your Own Backyard

Check out “City of Life: Rediscovering Nature in Your Own Backyard”, presented by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. As a cross country speaker-series, you can learn how to explore all that is around you, including Canadian Heritage Rivers.

November 9, 2019 – Salmon Science Expo

Come out with the whole family and learn about salmon and the ecosystem! In celebration of the International Year of the Salmon, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is opening its doors for this wonderful opportunity for discovery.

November 15-24, 2019 – Ottawa Adventure Film Festival

Adventure of all sorts will be displayed during the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival. From whitewater to climbing and everything (imaginable) in between, the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival is sure to be exciting every night for more than a week!

November 16, 2019 – Super Santa 5k Race

Lace ‘em up and throw on your Santa Suit to help the Essex Region Conservation Foundation. The Super Santa 5k Walk/Run is a great way to support the Detroit River!