Canada Parks Day July 19
Tomorrow is Canada Parks Day! Hundreds of events are taking place in national parks, provincial parks and historic sites across the country, from campfire sing-a-longs to lumberjack demos. According to the official Parks Day Web site, nearly 50,000 people took part in more than 300 Parks Day events last year.
- Interim protection to 1.8 million acres of wilderness in the Northwest Territories, an important step toward establishing a national park larger than Banff.
- Interim protection to the Ramparts River and Wetlands complex, which is slated to become Canada’s next national wildlife area, and the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, scheduled to become a new national park.
- the creation of a new national marine conservation area, on the northern shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater conservation area in the world.