Starting this May long weekend, Parks Canada will be welcoming visitors for the 2017 season. And to celebrate Canada 150 – all national parks, historic sights, and marine protected areas are free to all visitors.
This summer we want Canadians from across the country to connect with our natural and historic gems. It’s a perfect time to experience the outdoors, and to learn more about Canada’s heritage.
We are also launching the Parks Canada Mobile App to help you on your adventures. It will be launched on May 19th, and the app has information on Parks Canada places, details on special events, interactive maps, points to help plan trips, and fun photo filters activated by your phone’s GPS!
The Parks Canada app is available for free on IOS and Android, and can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or found here at www.parkscanada.gc.ca/app.
Our national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer. They tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.
Generations of families from South Shore – St. Margaret’s, and all around the world, have hiked, camped, paddled, and connected with nature and Mi’kmaq culture at our local Parks Canada site, Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. Keji also has many different amenities to offer, either the Kejimkujik Seaside, filled with colorful barrens, granite cobbles and white-sand beaches, or the numerous camping sites and hiking trails to connect with the outdoors. The land also proudly tells the tale of the Mi’kmaq, with carvings in stone still seen today, and the landscape that illuminates with story and legend. Each year, Keji welcomes an average of 30,000 visitors, and I hope that you and your family will join them this summer!
Get out and explore these natural and historic wonders. The FREE Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Pass is available from the Parks Canada Website as well as at Parks Canada entry gates and visitor centres. Please note that only admission is free for 2017, so there is no better time than this summer to go take advantage of this opportunity and explore our National Parks, especially Keji!