Get ready to rock your maple leaves! Canada is in the midst of a year-long celebration of its 150th birthday. Events have been happening all year, with another taking place in just a couple of weeks. On August 5-6, the town of Amherstburg, Ontario is hosting Canuck It Up!, a two-day celebration that’s great for the entire family!
Festivities are being held in downtown Amherstburg, just five minutes away from beautiful Willowood RV Resort & Campground. Guests can head to historic King’s Navy Yard Park for all sorts of free fun. Visit the world’s largest rubber duck, or step aboard the tall ship Appledore V for a tour of the deck. Shoppers can browse through the Amherstburg Farmer’s Market and food court area, while youngsters enjoy time at the Kids Zone. As you’re walking around, keep an eye out for stilt performers and the musical talents of The Diplomats Drum and Bugle Corps. Lumberjack shows will be taking place throughout the day, and visitors can take a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown Amherstburg.
Make sure to get your free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass during your visit! As Canada’s gift to its citizens and visitors for Canada 150, the country is offering free entry to Parks Canada destinations all year long. With a 2017 Discovery Pass, you can get free entry to Fort Malden National Historic Site, a key location during Canuck It Up. Tall ship battles will take place at 2:00 p.m. each day, and Saturday will also host an evening tall ship battle re-enactment at 7:30 p.m., ensuring beautiful sunset sights over the Detroit River.
Be close to all of the action when you stay at Willowood RV Resort & Campground. Our 329 RV sites feature fire rings and access to great amenities. Take a dip in our outdoor pool, while kids can paddle in our kiddie pool and splash pad. The summer weather is perfect for enjoying the outdoor amenities that include a playground, volleyball, horseshoes, miniature golf, and an outdoor movie theater.
Every weekend will be filled with fun! Willowood prides itself on maintaining an active social calendar. Try out storytime and chocolate bar bingo, or enjoy crafts, potlucks, and movies. Themed weekends are always happening and there are plenty of family-friendly events that will encourage even more fun.
Call soon and reserve your spot so that you can join in the fun of Canuck It Up in downtown Amherstburg!
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