Ever thought about a career change? Maybe try your hand at work in an early 1900s logging camp?
Saturday, August 6 from 12pm to 4pm is the 30th anniversary of Marten River Provincial Park’s Lumberjack Days!
Try your hand at being a lumberjack!
A variety of contests for both adults and children will be held (with prizes to be won!), including nail driving, tree height guessing, and log throwing.
Appreciate the skills of the experts!
If you’d prefer to leave it to the pros, we’ll have the Sir Sandford Fleming Loggersports Team demonstrating their skills axe chopping and throwing, making fires, and using crosscut saws. Shows will be held starting at 1pm and 3pm.
Travel back in time
And whatever you do, don’t neglect to explore the rest of the Winter Camp. Discover the camp’s recreated office, bunkhouse, cookery, scaler’s shack, horse stable, hay barn, and blacksmith’s shop. An outdoor trail exhibit with several larger pieces of equipment. Next to the Winter Camp is the logging museum and theatre, filled with artifacts that have been donated through the years by people whose fathers, grandfathers, or great-grandfathers had been lumberjacks.
You can even buy a traditional Logger’s Lunch!