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Parks Day celebrates a world of outdoor possibilities

July 19, 2014 is Canada’s Parks Day. Use this day to learn what Alberta Provincial Parks can offer.

Celebrations and activities highlight the many ways Albertans can enjoy Alberta’s provincial parks, the services provided and the role of parks in protecting ecosystems, habitat and species-at-risk.

More than 20 provincial parks across Alberta will offer special Parks Day festivities. Enter a sandcastle building contest, sit around a campfire, go on a scavenger hunt, try a new activity or just kick back and relax.

“From the hot, dry badlands, to vast boreal forests, to alpine tundra, Alberta Parks hold some of the most diverse, unique and beautiful landscapes in the world,” says Dr. Richard Starke, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation. “This year, come out and support our beloved parks by joining hundreds of like-minded Albertans in celebrating Parks Day.”

First celebrated in 1990, Canada’s Parks Day is an annual event when thousands of Canadians participate in fun, educational, family-oriented activities in parks and historic sites across the country.

For a complete list of activities taking place in Alberta parks during Parks Day visit the Alberta Parks website.

Alberta’s provincial parks attract about 8.5 million visits each year. The extensive system of almost 500 provincial parks and protected areas ranges from highly conservation-focused to recreation-friendly. Visit and click on Find a Park to discover the site that offers the experience you want with the amenities you need.

Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation