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Canada’s Parks Day / Journée des parcs du Canada July 19, 2014

This video presents “Canada. Summer. Go.”

  • “Many more awesome activities await you this summer.”

“Canada’s Parks Day is an annual event where thousands of people participate in fun, educational, family-oriented events in parks and Historic Sites 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.”

The Canadian Parks Council

For the Canada’s Parks Day Event, please click on the following links:

In 2013, Parks Canada and Google collaborated to document many of Canada’s most iconic national heritage places through the unique panoramic lens of Google Street View.

  • “2013 marks the first year Google’s new “Trekker” Street View backpack was used in Canada.
  • Capable of going anywhere a person can hike, the Trekker is the work-horse of the Parks Canada-Google collaboration, allowing Google to document a wide range of features within Canada’s national heritage places including back country hikes, front country day use trails, campgrounds, the many nooks and crannies of historic properties, and even along the fortification walls of historic battlements.”
  • Please click here to take a Street View tour of a Parks Canada location:
    1. zoom in closer to the location’s marker;
    2. drag the “Pegman” over the map to reveal the blue-coloured Street View trajectories ready for you to explore.

Looking for a way to spend Parks Day? Explore these Featured Experiences.

Please click here for more info about the National Parks of Canada.


Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day 2014

Ontario Government Encourages Families to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

July 18, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Ontario provincial parks are celebrating Canada’s Parks Day on July 19 by offering a range of special events and activities.

It’s a time to explore and enjoy the benefits that parks provide for people of all ages. Take in one of the many Canada’s Parks Day events across Ontario where you can:

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You’re Invited: Family Day Activities in Toronto & Ontario on Feb.17 + TTC Alert Feb.15-17, 2014

This video ptresents “Winter in Muskoka.”

  • “Winter is a perfect time to visit Muskoka, Ontario.”

The Ontario government passed legislation to create Family Day in 2007.

  • The first Family Day was observed on Feb. 18, 2008.
  • There are over 330 provincial parks in Ontario, Canada, with more than 100 providing visitor facilities.
"Get lost in the giant snow maze, one of many seasonal activities in store for families at the annual Voyageur Winter Carnival at Fort William Historical Park."  Photo: Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario, Canada.
“Get lost in the giant snow maze, one of many seasonal activities in store for families at the annual Voyageur Winter Carnival at Fort William Historical Park.” Photo: Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario, Canada.

Celebrate Family Day, February 17, through the following great outdoor adventures in Ontario:

“Remove your outerwear to enjoy these great indoor activities:”

  • “You don’t have to travel far to experience the delights of Eastern Canada.”
  • Be amazed by bizarre plants that eat their prey and meet animals with wild defense strategies that help to keep them alive at the Savage Gardens, Nature’s Ninjas exhibits at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
  • “Bust a move at the all-day dance party and find out “whodunit” as part of the Art Gallery of Ontario‘s gallery-wide game of Clue.”
  • Stay warm in a snow fort or sugar shack at the Fort William Historical Park winter carnival.
  • Celebrate heritage week in Ontario from Feb. 17- 23 at participating museums and heritage sites that are open on Family Day across the province.

Did you know?

Family Day Weekend (February 15-17) at Blue Mountain Village, Ontario

The following events are either FREE or PAY-What-You-Can admission on Family Day, February 17, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: