With the gardens in full bloom and summer finally making an appearance, it is time to celebrate the summer season properly. The NWMP Barracks Provincial Historic Site is delighted to announce the return of a popular summer program this year on Sunday afternoons in August from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Art in the Park: Sunday Social is our nod to past traditions of gathering up the entire family and bringing them to the mountains for fresh air, picnics, and impromptu socials. With the amazing work our volunteers have put into the gardens and grounds at the NWMP Barracks, a Sunday Social seemed the perfect excuse to invite our friends to come round.
If the picturesque setting of the NWMP Barracks was not enough of a draw, local musicians will play between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. You can expect to see musicians delivering everything from classical to jazz standard to world music while guests relax next to our amazing gardens. You can also sip from another stream of creativity while on site as we will be working with local artists and artisans to host demonstrations and “live art” while offering their pieces and products for purchase.
To protect the health of our guests, a number of measures will be in place during the Art In the Park event, including capacity management on the grounds, a 6 foot distance between artists, and hand sanitizer at the entrance and at each artist tent. Visitors are highly encouraged, though not mandated, to wear masks.