Family Events Planned for Canada’s Parks Day

By Brian Schultz

Today is Canada’s Parks Day — which means a wide variety of family-orientated activities are planned throughout the province and across the country.

There is no admission fee to Manitoba’s provincial parks for the next two years, which makes taking advantage of Parks Day that much more appealing.

Here are some of the planned events happening around our province today:

Riding Mountain National Park. An opportunity to design your own provincial park to see what’s important in a green space. (Birds Hill)
. CSI Hecla – Brave Bear and Ninja Turtle solve a crime in the park. (Hecla/Grindstone)
. A puppet adaptation of The Lorax, the Dr. Seuss story and environmental classic. (Birds Hill, Spruce Woods)
. Calling All Rock Hounds – have your three favourite rocks identified by a geologist. (Whiteshell, Big Whiteshell)
. Recycled objects fashion show – one person’s trash is another’s treasure. (Whiteshell, Otter Falls)
. Nature’s Construction Crew – a look at the rodent who builds homes for many Whiteshell plants and animals (Whiteshell, Opapiskaw)
. Star Gazing – celebrate International Year of Astronomy and be guided through the starry skies (Turtle Mountain, Paint Lake)
. Join park staff for a guided hike. (Hecla/Grindstone, Paint Lake/Pisew Falls, St. Malo, Turtle Mountain, Big Whiteshell, Falcon Lake)

Riding Mountain National Park will also host several events beginning at 9 a.m. For a complete list, visit