Connect with Nature: Celebrate Parks Day with Free Entry for All

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You already know that Nature Canada is a proud partner in the My Parks Pass program that gives grade 8 students free access to over 200 national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas for a full year. You also know that My Parks Pass holders can get a discount on a family/group pass when you visit. But did you know that everyone can visit any Parks Canada location for free on Parks Day 2011?

Parks Day is a national event celebrating Canada’s amazing natural and historic places from coast to coast to coast. It is held each year on the third Saturday of July – this year on July 16. Plus, since this year marks the centennial of Parks Canada the events at national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas will be bigger than ever. Find a location near you to start planning your trip today!

Can’t get away from the city? Celebrate Parks Canada’s 100th birthday in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver with free concerts and family activities on July 16. Paint the town green this summer and experience Canada’s parks in the heart of the city with this rare meeting between artists, culture and nature.

Bring your family, bring your friends and enjoy all that Canada has to offer on Parks Day!