July 19th is Canada’s Parks Day! There will be activities galore taking place in parks and historic sites across the country. Parks Day events are geared towards people of all ages and celebrate Canada’s rich cultural and natural heritage.
In Manitoba’s provincial parks, we celebrate with numerous special events and programs, along with complimentary park entry from Friday, July 18 through to Sunday, July 20 – no vehicle permits are required! (Camping fees still apply).
Park Interpreters lead the fun all weekend long with themed amphitheatre presentations, campfire talks and guided hikes. Interpretive programs are available this weekend at Birds Hill, Hecla/Grindstone, Grand Beach, Saint Norbert, Spruce Woods and Whiteshell provincial parks. Find an interpretive event at one of these parks to celebrate Canada’s Parks Day.
Additional special activities happening in Manitoba Parks include events at
Bakers Narrows – check out a water bomber aircraft, meet Smokey Bear, games, prizes
Clearwater Lake -Campers Cove - games, hot dogs, and meet Smokey Bear
Nopiming – displays, free hot dogs and prizes
Grass River – games, free hot dogs and prizes
Wekusko Falls - games, hotdogs, face painting
Got Parks? www.gotparks.ca is an interactive online space where youth can easily access and share information about parks across Canada. The project is an initiative of the Canadian Parks Council and has been created in partnership with the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada. The site invites young Canadians to share stories, find jobs, discover park programs, and more
For more information on Canada’s Parks Day, please contact the Head of Interpretation at 204-945-4375 or email ParkInterpretation@gov.mb.ca.