Free Entry to Manitoba Parks This Weekend
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In celebration of the 27th annual Canada’s Parks Day, there will be free access to all Manitoba provincial parks from July 15 to 17, 2016.

In addition to free entry, a number of special events, tours and activities will also take place.

Events  include:

  • guided tours of restored homes from the 19th-century French community at the St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Monday,
  • meeting conservation officers in the St. Malo Provincial Park Friday evening and learning how they protect and manage the province’s natural resources,
  • wildlife ambassadors from Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre presentation at Birds Hill Provincial Park on Saturday,
  • learning to canoe and a guided paddle of Marshs Lake in the Spruce Woods Provincial Park on Saturday and a guided hike of the Spirit Sands on Sunday, and
  • guided walks through the historical Hecla Village in the Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park and the Bannock Point Petroforms in the Whiteshell Provincial Park on Sunday.

“We know Manitobans love the outdoors and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to explore our great province,” said Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox. “Whether you’re planning a day trip to the beach or a longer vacation getaway, there is no shortage of familiar destinations and many new improvements just waiting in Manitoba parks and campgrounds.”

Nightly camping fees and fees in national parks will still apply.