Free Provincial Park Entry to Celebrate 25th Annual Canada's Parks Day
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In celebration of Canada’s Parks Day on July 19, 2014, entry to Manitoba Provincial Parks will be free this weekend. Park vehicle permits are not required Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 20, 2014.

“Manitoba’s parks offer many fun ways to celebrate Canada’s Parks Day and no matter what recreational activities you pursue, you are sure to enjoy our spectacular natural environments and unique cultural sites,” said Minister Mackintosh. “When you are ready to experience everything under the sun, come to Manitoba’s provincial parks.”

Manitoba Events:

  • Evening amphitheatre presentations at Birds Hill, Grand Beach, Hecla/Grindstone, Spruce Woods and Whiteshell provincial parks on Saturday
  • Guided walks through the historical community of Pine Ridge in Birds Hill Provincial Park, the Hecla Village in Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park and the Bannock Point petroforms in Whiteshell Provincial Park on Sunday
  • Guided tours of restored homes from the 19th century French community at Saint Norbert Provincial Heritage Park

What is it?

First celebrated in 1990, Canada’s Parks Day is an opportunity for Canadians to participate in one of hundreds of unique and fun events taking place in parks and sites from coast to coast to coast.

When is it?

Canada’s Parks Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of July, each year.

Where is it?

Events are organized in national parks, national historic sites, provincial parks, territorial parks and in community and regional parks across Canada.

What types of events are offered?

Park agencies often choose Canada’s Parks Day to open new parks or facilities, such as visitor centres, launch new services or celebrate anniversaries.

Park staff and community volunteers, such as “friends of” organizations and naturalists clubs, work together to offer special programs such as:

  • Campfires with interpretation, songs and skits,
  • Art displays by Canadian artists,
  • Nature walks, canoe tours and rafting trips,
  • Kite making workshops,
  • Lumberjack competitions and demonstrations,
  • Wildflower walks,
  • Water-themed activities,
  • Eco-challenge hikes,
  • Traditional Aboriginal food, crafts, music and story-telling,
  • Historical demonstrations such as rope making, cooking, candle-making and Morse Code, to name just a few!

More information about Canada’s Parks Day celebrations is available at