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TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010

Canada's Parks Day in British Columbia

Canada is well known for its spectaular outdoor spaces including its extensive Park's system which began 125 years ago when Banff was designated a National Park for the enjoyment of the people and future generations. Since then dozens of National Parks, Historic Sites and Marine Conservation Areas have been created to protect and provide a place for people to enjoy and explore. Celebrate Canada's Parks Day (July 17) across British Columbia with FREE admission to all National Parks, Historic Sites and Marine Conservation Areas as well as events and activities!

Celebrate Canada's Parks Day in British Columbia's beautiful National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites.On July 17, 2010 Canada celebrates the 125th anniversary of the creation of Banff, Canada's first national park. Since then, hundreds of National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas have been created for the enjoyment of the people spanning across the country.

Celebrate Canada's Parks Day at a protected national site on July 17, 2010 - admission is FREE across Canada! As well, several National Parks and Historic Sites will be hosting special events for the public:

  • FORT LANGLEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE | Fort Langley, British Columbia (map) | 9:00am - 6:00pm | Discover the then and now of 'wilderness survival' as you live like a Voyageur. Place your favourite Park on our giant map and enjoy a puppet show. | Website

  • FORT RODD HILL AND FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES | Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia (map) |Celebrate Canada's Parks Day in British Columbia's
beautiful National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and
National Historic Sites. Registration 9:30am -10:00am | Take a 10km hike with the Juan de Fuca Pathfinders to discover Fort Rodd Hill and the Fisgard Lighthouse. | Website

  • GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK | Off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (map) | Saturna Island - 1:00pm to 3:00pm - Parks Day Old-Time Picnic at East Point: Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of old-fashioned pleasures. - Website | Pender Island - 2:00pm to 4:00pm - Parks Day BioBlitz: help count plants and animals at Roesland! Explore the beach, marsh, forest and field and build a Bio-Wall with photos and drawings. - Website | Sidney Island - 11:00am to 1:00pm - Parks Day Celebration: Go on a nature scavenger hunt make a craft. - Website

  • PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK | Tofino, Ucluelet and Bamfield, Vancouver Island, British Columbia (map) | 10:45am - 9:00pm | Celebrate Canada's Parks Day at Wickaninnish Beach in Pacific Rim National Park with games, prizes, guided walks, learning activities, free cake, BBQ and more. | Website

Explore Canada's National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas FREE on Canada's Parks Day (July 17)!






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