Labour Day at the Estate

From September 1 to 3, 2018, the Mackenzie King Estate celebrates the end of summer with its annual event.

Make your last long weekend of summer extra fun, with lots of free activities for the whole family. Step back in time, with a visit to the Estate cottages. Learn to play traditional instruments, take part in an environmental art workshop, learn about Algonquin culture and enjoy a photography exhibition!

Activity at the Estate



Noon to 3:30 pm: Photography exhibition
  • View photos of the Estate by a local photographer
Noon to 4 pm: Environmental art
  • Take part in an art workshop: Help make a giant communal artwork using natural materials

Noon to 4 pm: Algonquin artists

Saturday, September 1, 2018

  • Learn Algonquin words through illustrations
  • Algonquin musician Keith Whiteduck

Sunday, September 2, 2018

  • Learn Algonquin words through illustrations
  • Sampling of Algonquin food

Monday, September 3, 2018

  • Powwow-style dance demonstration
  • Songs/audio of Algonquin artists

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Folk music
  • Live folk music with violins and guitars by Quebec musicians
  • Workshop on traditional instruments
Ongoing activities (11 am to 6 pm)
  • Tour of the cottages (museums)
  • Picturesque gardens, heritage ruins and nature trails
  • Interactive colouring wall
  • Selfie Station
  • Kids’ Corner

Activities are free, but regular vehicle access fees apply.

Please note that the parkways in Gatineau Park are closed to vehicles on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The Estate is a featured attraction on the “Chemins d’eau” tourist route, an initiative of Outaouais Tourism.

The NCC is proud of its association with the following media partners of the Mackenzie King Estate: Rogers Media (KiSS 105.3, Country 101.1), Bell Media (94.9 Rouge, ÉNERGIE 104.1), and LeDroit.