Family Fun

FREE Family Fun at Vincent Massey Park!

Jump into the fun with our thrilling inflatable “Stunt Jump,” encounter live Birds of Prey, then test your skills on our Rock Climbing Wall.  There is a giant inflatable slide and toddler zone and non-stop live entertainment, including Raven on Stilts.

Watch, learn and participate at our From the Land Arts & Crafts  Pavilion and see indigenous chef’s in action and sample some tasty bites in the Indigenous Culinary Arts Pavilion.  There is an Algonquin Language Maze for kids and an Algonquin Bingo (fun prizes! Friday night & Sunday only).

Browse our Indigenous artisan market where you can buy handcrafted souvenirs and delicious food vendors tempting you with authentic and familiar flavours.

We have exciting family-friendly entertainment all weekend on our Celebration Stage, and APTN will thrill us with emerging local performers and top talent from across Canada for Indigenous Day Live on 23 June!

2018 Schedule for the Celebration Stage

Cultural Showcase (Inuit Throat Singers, Prairie Fire Metis Jiggers, Dallas Arcand – World Champion Hoop Dancer)
Saturday 10 am & 3 pm and Sunday 1 pm & 3 pm

Debajehmujig Theatre presents “Nanabush Stories”
Saturday 11 am

National Round Dance –everyone welcome
Saturday 1:30 pm (near APTN’s stage)

Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre “ A Promise is a Promise”
Saturday 2 pm

  • Birds of Prey
    Birds of Prey

    Saturday 10am to 7pm /  Sunday 10am to 6pm

    Encounter Birds of Prey and their continuing role in our natural world. In each demonstration, birds will be featured from around the globe. Your presentation may include a Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Eagle Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Lanner Falcon, Ferruginous Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Harris Hawk, American Kestrel or a host of other birds! Each one of these birds is fascinating and unique in its own way.

    • Rock Climbing Wall
      Rock Climbing Wall

      Friday 5pm to 8 pm / Saturday 10am to 7pm / Sunday 10am to 6pm

      Test your skills on Ry J’s 24 ft highRockwall!  No experience is necessary. Rock Climbing is an amazing activity that provides many health benefits. Our mobile climbing wall offers four climbing routes and professional staff to make sure you get some instruction before climbing up the wall.

      • Stunt Jump
        Stunt Jump

        Saturday 10am to 7pm / Sunday 10am to 6pm

        Are you fearless? Are you ready for an exhilarating experience? Our new Stunt Jump is an experience like none other. Climb 14 feet high to the top of this safe, but thrilling inflatable that will no doubt be one of the highlights of your day. Look down at the bright red bulls-eye that will direct each into our cushioned, shockproof landing zone. Are you ready to take the jump of your life?

        • Raven on Stilts
          Raven on Stilts

          Ongoing Saturday & Sunday between 10am and 6pm

          JP Longboat is a Storyteller, Multi-disciplinary Artist and Performer. He is Mohawk, Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario, Canada.

          His creative process is grounded in First Nations artistic experience, practice, and legacy. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Circadia Indigena – Indigenous Arts Collective based in Ottawa. He also currently serves on the Board of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance…

          • Algonquin Language Bingo
            Algonquin Language Bingo

            Friday 6pm to 8pm / Sunday 10am to 6pm

            Algonquin Language Bingo is a fun way to learn (or practice!) the Algonquin Language. Each game is 5-10 minutes. Simple one line / letter X / full card.

            • The Painted Pixie
              The Painted Pixie

              Ongoing Saturday & Sunday between 10am and 6pm

              Ottawa’s Premier Face Painting Company. The Painted Pixie Specializes in face painting for families and children. You name it, they’ll paint it!

              • Indigenous Walking Tours
                Indigenous Walking Tours
                Saturday & Sunday, tours from 11am to 12pm & 2pm to 3pm
                Come Walk the Moccs!
                Join Indigenous Walks on a guided tour of Vincent Massey Park on June 23 & 24 during National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations and learn about the origins of Summer Solstice, history of NID, pow wow protocol & general overview of what the grounds have to offer. Please sign up at the Info booth. Look for the Indigenous Walks logo.
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