Pukaskwa National Park’s 2nd annual Caribou Festival on Saturday, May 19

Pukasawka National Park photo supplied by Parks Canada.HERON BAY – Parks Canada is inviting visitors to participate in Pukaskwa National Park’s 2nd annual Caribou Festival, on Saturday, May 19. During this special celebration, there will be great opportunities to learn about the park’s most elusive forest dweller. Games and activities will be offered to entertain the entire family.

Why not discover your ‘inner caribou’ and get your picture taken by an infrared camera? Other fun family activities include competing in a caribou calling contest and guessing the number of ‘caripoo’ pellets (chocolate) in a jar. Hike with Parks Canada staff to learn about caribou conservation efforts. Find out about woodland caribou travel patterns, and why Otter Island has become a special place.

While the call of the caribou is nature’s music, local musicians will pay their own special tribute to this beautiful boreal animal on Saturday, May 19. Join in an evening of live, family entertainment at our Caribou Coffeehouse in the visitor centre from 7pm – 9pm. Regular park entry fees apply.

To learn more about the “Caribou Got the Blues”, as well as other wonderful events taking place at Pukaskwa National Park, please visit the park website at www.parkscanada.gc.ca/pukaskwa and our new Twitter channel, @PukaskwaNP.