Celebrate Parks Day, July 15

Department of Natural Resources

July 12, 2017 11:04 AM

Nova Scotians can enjoy celebrations at many provincial parks on Saturday, July 15, to mark Canada's Parks Day.

"Parks Day is the perfect occasion for everyone to enjoy our natural environment and to see what our provincial parks have to offer,” said Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller. "I encourage Nova Scotians to discover our treasured spaces and spend time with family and friends."

Canada's Parks Day events include:
-- make and fly a kite, Blomidon Provincial Park, Kings Co., 10:30 a.m. to noon
–- annual barbecue, Five Islands Provincial Park, Colchester Co., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
–- sandcastle competition and beach fun, Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Lunenburg Co., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-- canoeing basics at Dollar Lake Provincial Park, Halifax Regional Municipality, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
–- barbecue, live entertainment, face painting, crafts, nest box building, Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, Colchester Co., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
–- scavenger hunt and barbecue, Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park, Yarmouth Co., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Canada's Parks Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of July each year. A complete list of Canada's Parks Day events happening in Nova Scotia's provincial parks is online at https://parks.novascotia.ca/events.


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     Nova Scotians can enjoy celebrations at many provincial

parks on Saturday, July 15th, to mark Canada's Parks Day.

     Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller says Parks Day

is the perfect occasion for everyone to enjoy our natural

environment and see what our provincial parks have to offer.

     Events include barbecues, a sandcastle competition,

canoeing, a scavenger hunt, and kite making.

     A list of Canada's Parks Day events and locations is on the

provincial parks website at PARKS-DOT-NOVASCOTIA-DOT-C-A-SLASH-

EVENTS.

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