Historic Dunvegan

Summer Events 2017

Tours of Historic Dunvegan's four fully restored historic buildings are offered daily. Please note that all events may be subject to change without notice. Please feel free to contact the Visitor Centre by phone or email to confirm details.

Special Events

 Celebrating Canada's History with fun and games150th Super Celebration Weekend!
Saturday, July 1, noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It's important to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, and boy do we have some big ones coming up. Not only does 2017 mark 150 years since Canada became a country, it is 150 years since Dunvegan's own St. Charles Catholic Mission was founded. Come celebrate these two important anniversaries by exploring Dunvegan's four fully restored historic buildings, playing games, learning a craft, enjoying family entertainment and much more! Admission Fees Apply.

Locally made treatsAnnual Fresh Air Market
Sunday, August 6
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Experience the time-honoured tradition of trading and gathering at Historic Dunvegan's Fresh Air Market. Get to know local artisans and the products they passionately create. Find the perfect gift or take home a special treat for yourself. Costumed interpreters will be offering tours of Historic Dunvegan's four fully restored historic buildings. Regular admission fees apply.

Please note that vendors at the market accept cash only and there are no cash machines onsite. If you are a local artisan or food vendor and are interested in participating in the market, email historic.dunvegan@gov.ab.ca or call 780-835-7150.


Amphitheatre Entertainment
May 20, July 22, August 5
2 p.m.
Enjoy a humorous and interactive outdoor theatrical presentation put on by Historic Dunvegan staff and volunteers. Participation by donation.

Sunday Fundays
May 21, June 18
2 p.m.
Historic Dunvegan staff host games and activities for the entire family. Participation by donation.

Tea Leaves and Bannock Sticks
Most Sundays in July and August
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn to bake bannock (traditional Scottish/Indigenous bread) and enjoy a cup of tea while visiting with friends, family and Historic Dunvegan staff. Participation by donation.

Saturday July 8, July 15, August 12, August 19
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Crafts, games and more – a new theme every time! Open to children of all ages, and adults are welcome too! $10/child; adults free of charge. Pre-registration required. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Last reviewed/revised: April 28, 2017