Celebrate Parks Day!
Get Ready for Parks Day on July 17th!
What is Parks Day?
Parks across Canada are celebrating Parks Day, a national day to recognize the importance of parks and the contributions they make to healthy, happy, and diverse ecosystems. Parks Day occurs on the third Saturday in July (July 17, 2021) and usually provides Canadians with an opportunity to participate in fun, educational, and family-oriented events at parks and historic sites across the country. Due to COVID-19 we will not have the opportunity to celebrate Parks Day together this year, but we encourage you to spend the day in a park near you and enjoy nature with your family and close friends.
Add some fun to your outdoor adventure and go on a photo safari or become a citizen scientist. For ideas how to celebrate, download our colouring page or family activities sheet (suitable for ages 8 and up).
Parks Day was first celebrated in 1990 to celebrate parks in Canada and inspire the public to enjoy and support these spaces. Thirty years later, we still think parks deserve a celebration, and like to inspire all British Columbians to participate in stewardship and recreation across the province.
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