Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Remembering the Great Fire of 1892

Great Fire 1892

Residents and visitors are invited to attend a weekend of events to remember the Great Fire of 1892 on July 8 and 9 at Bannerman Park, The Rooms and other locations throughout downtown. Events include an archival photo exhibit, a song and story circle concert and a historical walk through the area affected by the fire, among many more.
This July marks the 125 year anniversary of the fire which destroyed much of St. John's and is remembered as the worst disaster to befall the City. It left thousands homeless and wiped out the downtown commercial district. In the aftermath of the fire, Bannerman Park housed many of the newly homeless in a makeshift tent city.
This commemorative event is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Details are available on the City's website and through our social media channels, visit for more information.