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.

September, Fourth Sunday – World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day celebrates the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values that rivers have around the world and the role that they play for a healthy planet. World Rivers Day strives to increase public awareness about what people can do to help rivers around the world, and encourages actions to be taken for their sustainability.

September 26, 2019 – Paddle Night with Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – 

Get out with the family and learn how to paddle for only $5! You don’t even need a boat!!

September 27, 2019 – Canoe Dock “Launch” Day

The Oneida Nation of the Thames is hosting an event to bring together the community and recognize the Thames River. Water ceremony, yoga, canoeing, and a BBQ are all exciting events to be featured.

September 27, 2019 – March for Climate with the Ottawa Riverkeeper

March for the Climate and listen to the new Ottawa Riverkeeper, Elizabeth Logue, speak for the environment on Parliament Hill.

September 27, 2019 – World Rivers Day Paddle From Hope to Agassiz

Jump in a boat with the Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia and join the flotilla headed from Hope to Agassiz in recognition of World Rivers Day. Home to humongous Pink and Chum salmon populations, this section of the Fraser is fantastic to explore!

September 27-28, 2019 – Rum Running Festival

Visit the Glenaladale House for the first ever Rum Running Festival! Between meals, shows, and demonstrations, there is plenty for everyone.

September 28, 2019 – Quw’utsun Cowichan Heritage River Day Celebration

Check out the Quw’utsun Cowichan Heritage River Day Celebration, with Tzinquaw dance performances, artistic opportunities, and chances for hands-on learning.

September 29, 2019 – Music Around the River

Come see a concert supporting the Hillsborough. Admission is by donation and lunch will be provided at intermission.

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 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!