Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival - July 27-29, 2018


The Lumberjack Heritage Festival des bucherons celebrates the pioneer families who carved a thriving community out of the unforgiving wilderness of Northern Ontario. The festival showcases lumberjacks, our heritage, live entertainment and much more.

A little history about the Festival: In the year 2000, we the people of Kapuskasing, are the children that Watson Kirkconnell wrote about that have "received a splendid heritage" because of our forefathers. The men and women of the bush camp era that endured living conditions that we, in our wildest dreams can only imagine. The government placed a prisoner of war camp in 1914 (currently known as Agriculture Canada's Experimental Farm) knowing full well that prisoners would not escape because they would never survive the harsh weather, yet our forefathers choose to live and work in Northern Ontario bush camps, because they believed in the North and knew their children would one day be privileged to live in the community that is known today as the Model Town of the North. It is for this reason that we want to designate the Festival to the honor of our forefathers and to celebrate the past, the present and the future for our children and our children's children

  • Hours of Operation : Friday, July 27: 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.; Saturday. July 28: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.; Sunday, July 29: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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