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Turtle Island Festival at Crawford Lake this Sunday celebrates Ontario’s First Nations

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This Sunday, September 15, feel the drumbeat as the Iroquoian village at Crawford Lake Conservation Area comes to life during the Turtle Island Festival, an incredible celebration of Ontario’s First Nations! This year marks the 23rd annual Turtle Island Festival at Crawford Lake. The festivities take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and include:

  • First Nations dancers,
  • special guest presenters,
  • First Nations arts and crafts sale,
  • corn husk doll making,
  • discovery hunts,
  • and more!

Admission to the Turtle Island Festival is included with your park entry fee, $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors (ages 65 years and over), $5.25 for children (ages 5 to 15 years), and free for children ages 4 years and under. Halton Parks members only need to show their pass to gain admission to the event at Crawford Lake.

About Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Crawford Lake is located at the corner of Guelph Line and Conservation Road (formerly Steeles Avenue) 15 km north of the QEW, and 5 km south of the 401 in Milton. The pristine waters of Crawford Lake have drawn people to its shores for hundreds of years. The rare lake, with surrounding boardwalk, is nestled in lush forests atop the stunning Niagara Escarpment where visitors can watch soaring turkey vultures glide through the Nassagaweya Canyon.

You can step back in time and explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village that has been reconstructed on its original site at Crawford Lake. The spirits still sing in the longhouses where tools, animal hides and the smell of smoke let you experience the rich history of Ontario’s First Peoples. Crawford Lake’s Customer Service staff can be reached by telephone at 905-854-0234, ext. 3200, or by e-mail,