Fort York Today
Fort York hosts a busy calendar of events and programs year-round which include walking tours, military music, musketry and drill demonstrations, and battle re-enactments and cannon firing. Visitors can even sample cooking from the historic Officers' Mess Kitchen.
Annual events held at the site include the traditional Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball in January and the Battle of York Commemoration Day in April. Enjoy free admission at the “Doors Open” event each May, with special tours of the historic grounds. The fall “Ghosts of the Garrison” night tour of Fort York is spooky fun for the whole family. Celebrations also take place each year on Victoria Day, Canada Day and Simcoe Day.
Fort York offers parents a unique venue for their children’s next birthday party. In the “Follow the Drum” birthday program, kids will get to dress up in army gear and experience a taste of military life while taking part in lots of interactive activities including a 19th century drill class.