Canada Day 2022 at Quebec House

Quebec House, a National Trust property in the town of Westerham in Kent

On Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July 2022, Quebec House will be marking Canada Day – when in 1867, three colonies united to form the beginnings of modern day Canada.

Quebec House gained its name in honour of its famous 18th century resident, General James Wolfe who died at the Battle of Quebec, Canada when he was just 32. General Wolfe had been in command of the army sent to capture Quebec in 1759 and after a vicious three-month siege, he led a final assault to capture the city.

Although he died by gunshot wound, his army was victorious, securing the city from the French.

Canada Day is the National Day of Canada, celebrating the joining of the three colonies, the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into the country we now know as Canada. It was renamed to Canada Day in 1982 and now celebrated by Canadians around the world.

At Quebec House, we’ll be sharing some of our more modern Canadian stories.

James Wolfe as painted by Benjamin West
General James Wolfe as painted by Benjamin West; a painting on display at Quebec House in Kent
James Wolfe as painted by Benjamin West

The house will be opening on both days as usual from 11am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) as well as the Coach House – including the exhibition and bookshop.

Help us mark this historic occasion with a visit to this special place, listen to talks where you can discover Quebec House’s links to Canada, experience Georgian cookery from Mrs Wolfe’s cookbook, all accompanied by the beautiful sounds of our 1788 Broadwood square piano.

A family enjoys their visit to a National Trust place

Family Fun at Quebec House

Join us at Quebec House to explore this fascinating area of history.