OTTAWA, June 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today invited Canadians to celebrate Canada's 148th birthday with a free visit to some of the country's natural and cultural treasures. On Wednesday, July 1, admission is free at all national parks, national marine conservation areas and Parks Canada-administered national historic sites.
Canada's national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas are a source of pride for Canadians and an integral part of our identity. These treasured places enable us to experience our rich history and natural heritage in a special way.
The ongoing work of Parks Canada and programs – like the Xplorers program, Learn-to Camp, special events and exciting new activities across the country – are enhancing visitor experience and facilitating personal connections with Parks Canada places.
- On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, admission is free at all national parks, national marine conservation areas and Parks Canada-administered national historic sites.
- Canada Day celebrations, as well as many special events and activities, are planned at parks and sites across the country.
- Parks Canada manages a network of 44 national parks, 168 national historic sites and four national marine conservation areas. Visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca to find one near you.
- Parks Canada is Canada's largest provider of natural and cultural tourism products and its iconic destinations form the cornerstones of the Canadian tourism industry.
"Canada Day is the ideal time for Canadians and visitors from around the world to experience Canada's national heritage. Our Government is proud to protect and promote Canada's rich natural heritage. I encourage everyone to visit any of Parks Canada's places for free on Canada Day to build a personal connection with Canada's many natural and cultural treasures."
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada
SOURCE Parks Canada
For further information: Jonathan Lefebvre, Office of the Minister of the Environment, 819-997-1441; Media Relations, Parks Canada, 855-862-1812; www.twitter.com/parkscanada