Parks Day is the perfect time to connect with your local national park

OTTAWA, July 12, 2017 /CNW/ - This year, on July 15, we are celebrating Parks Day during Canada's 150th year of Confederation, and we want all Canadians to take part.

Parks Day offers a great opportunity to discover the rich heritage of Canada's national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas – which in 2017, are free for all visitors. It's an opportunity to discover Canada's natural beauty and learn about its defining moments.

Parks Canada is encouraging visitors to plan their trips, and discover new and exciting destinations in 2017 by consulting Parks Canada's website, or downloading the NEW Parks Canada's Mobile App for a list of hidden gems, parks challenges, and cool photo-filters.

Our natural and cultural places are remarkable treasures. They give Canadians an opportunity to learn from and connect with their heritage, and in doing so, help us better understand the need to protect these places for the future.


"As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the government is inviting Canadians to experience the natural beauty of our country and learn more about our heritage. With free admission to Parks Canada places in 2017, it's a great time to head outdoors with family and friends on Parks Day, have some fun, and create amazing memories that will connect you with nature."

The Honourable Catherine McKenna
Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada

Quick Facts

  • Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected natural and cultural heritage areas in the world.
  • Parks Canada protects a vast network of natural and heritage places that include 46 national parks, 171 national historic sites, four national marine conservation areas and one national urban park.

Associated Links

Parks Canada 
NEW Parks Canada mobile app


SOURCE Parks Canada

For further information: Marie-Pascale Des Rosiers, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 613-462-5473,; Media Relations, Parks Canada Agency, 855-862-1812,


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