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Canada’s Parks Day 2012 will take place on Saturday, July 21.

Canada Parks Day-July 21: Provinces' Celebratory Events & Manitoba Parks' Entry is Free

Canada Parks Day-July 21: Provinces’ Celebratory Events & Manitoba Parks’ Entry is Free

Canada’s Parks Day is an annual event where:

  • “Thousands of people participate in fun, educational, family-oriented events in national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas managed by Parks Canada across the country
  • Many activities highlight the important role that parks play in maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems, protecting critical habitat for species-at-risk and contributing to human health and well-being”

Please click on the following text to check out the local events listings to plan your next visit:
(* For the most up-to-date event listings, please visit the respective Parks Canada places’ web pages.)

Or, please click here to get the interactive map as well as the complete listing and info on all the Canada’s Parks Day events in each province of Canada.

For the contact info of each province regarding Canada’s Parks Day events, please click here.

Manitoba celebrates Canada’s Parks Day 2012 by giving you, your family and friends FREE entry to Manitoba’s provincial parks this weekend.

TomorrowNow: Manitoba’s Green Plan commits to adding up to 15 more parks, ecological reserves, wildlife management areas or other protected areas over the next eight years as well as expanding some current park boundaries.

Happy Canada’s Parks Day!

Manitoba, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

July 19, 2012

PROVINCE MARKS CANADA’S PARKS DAY
WITH FREE PARK ENTRY:  MACKINTOSH

Entry to Manitoba’s provincial parks is free this weekend in celebration of Canada’s Parks Day on July 21, Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.

“Thousands of people mark Canada’s Parks Day every year by taking part in fun, educational, family-orientated events in parks and historic sites across the country,” said Mackintosh.  “To help families celebrate, entry to all provincial parks will be free this weekend and a number of interesting events will be held in parks around the province.”

The minister noted many of the planned activities will highlight the important role parks play in protecting critical habitat for species at risk, maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems, and supporting human health and well-being.

Manitobans are encouraged to visit their favourite park or try someplace new. Some events happening at Manitoba provincial parks on July 21 are:

  • Hecla Grindstone Provincial Park, 8 p.m. – learn about how parks play an important role in preserving Manitoba’s special creatures and places at the firepit near the marina;
  • Bakers Narrows Provincial Park near Flin Flon, 1 to 2 p.m. – celebrate with cake and refreshments at the new picnic shelter in the campground area;
  • Clearwater Lake Provincial Park, 12:30 p.m. – show off your creativity by decorating your bike or wagon and joining the parade at the Camper’s Cove campground office;
  • Grand Beach Provincial Park, 8 to 9 p.m. – try some bannock and join in the campfire stories at the firepit near the amphitheatre; and
  • Pinawa Dam Heritage Park, 10 a.m. – take a guided tour of the historic Pinawa Dam or participate in the in motion treasure hunt and explore on your own.

More information about Canada’s Parks Day celebrations is available at park offices or online at www.parksday.ca.

“Canada’s Parks Day reminds us to celebrate the foresight and commitment of generations of Manitobans who have worked to support the creation and development of parks across our province,” said Mackintosh.  “We continue to make parks a priority and will continue to invest in initiatives that will further protect wilderness areas.”

The minister noted TomorrowNow: Manitoba’s Green Plan commits to adding up to 15 more parks, ecological reserves, wildlife management areas or other protected areas over the next eight years as well as expanding some current park boundaries.

In addition, capital investments in parks will result in new and improved campsites and modernized amenities, he said.  For more information on TomorrowNow, visit: www.gov.mb.ca/conservatio/tomorrownowgreenplan/.

To book a campsite or get more information on Manitoba provincial parks, visit: www.manitobaparks.com.

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