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Alberta families invited to Parks Day festivities

More than 30 Alberta provincial parks and recreation areas will celebrate Parks Day on Saturday with free family-friendly activities, events and performances. 

Parks Day is an annual nationwide celebration highlighting the role of parks in maintaining resilient ecosystems, protecting critical habitats and supporting the health and well-being of Albertans.

Albertans can also show their love for Alberta parks by participating in an #iloveABparks social media campaign. More information is available at the Alberta Parks Day Page

“Albertans love their parks. Parks Day is a perfect opportunity to visit a favourite wild space or roast marshmallows around the campfire. Our government is investing in and protecting our parks to make life even better.”

Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks

Alberta is investing $239 million as part of a five-year plan to revitalize parks after years of underfunding.

Parks Day events include:

  • Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park: Scavenger hunt, marsh monster station with water bugs, bear awareness presentations and cake.  
  • Miquelon Lake Provincial Park: Mini Park Ranger training, face painting, pond dipping, bug hunting, crafts and cake.
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park: Dinosaur egg piñata, scavenger hunt, face painting, rock art, games, refreshing watermelon to snack on and cake.
  • Kinbrook Island Provincial Park: Sandcastle-building contest, photo scavenger hunt, hoola hoop contest, colouring contest, and ‘Minute to Win It’ races on the beach.
  • Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park: Historic North-West Mounted Police post tour, rock art tour, free hot dog BBQ, cake and “Let’s Talk About Snakes” presentation.

For more information about the many other Parks Day events happening across Alberta, visit the Alberta Parks Day Page.  

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