The Heritage Fairs program is a bilingual education initiative that encourages students to explore an aspect of Canadian heritage in a dynamic and captivating learning environment. Students use the media of their choice to share their learning about Canadian heroes and legends, milestones and achievements - and then proudly present the results of their research.

This year's Yukon/Stikine Heritage Fair will be held on May 1, 2014 at the Yukon Transportation Museum and the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.


Canada's History Young Citizens Heritage Fairs

Image created in Tagxedo

The goals of the Fairs program are especially fitting as Canada moves well into the 21st century. This program creates an engaging learning environment for students, thereby strengthening their appreciation of Canadian heritage. Students develop strong roots in their communities and cultures, which inspire them to participate in the shaping of Canada’s future.

The Fairs program has grown remarkably since it started. It is eventually intended that every eligible student in Canada will be provided with the opportunity to participate in a Fair during his or her years at school.

Fair organizers invite community organizations and businesses to work with teachers and educators, to actively participate in the delivery of the event by joining the organizing committee, assisting students with their research, providing materials and in-kind resources, and hosting workshops or placing displays at the Fairs.

Heritage Fairs Overview

Heritage Fair School Coordinators

Heritage Fair Project Guidelines

Heritage Fair Project Ideas

School Authorization/Recommendation

Student Registration Form

Student Code of Conduct

Media Release Form

Judging Rubric

Prize and Award Categories Information