Manitoba Parks Now Free for Next Two Years

By Sarah Klein

Whiteshell Provincial Park

Beginning today, all Manitoba provincial parks will be admission free for the next two years.

Manitobans can put away their wallets at the gates of such destinations as Asessippi, Bakers Narrows, Grand Beach, Manipogo, Rainbow Beach, Turtle Mountain and Whiteshell provincial parks. The waived park fees are estimated to save park-goers $2.6 million.

The government is hoping eliminating park fees will stimulate the provincial economy during these tough economic times, and encourage Manitobans and visitors to enjoy and explore our provincial parks.

All good things must come to an end eventually — park fees will be reinstated April 30, 2011.

If only they’d do the same for federal parks, or at least discount the admission.