Families looking for something fun and exciting to do this weekend are encouraged to check out one of Manitoba's provincial parks.
Building on the success of last year’s initiative, the Manitoba government is once again offering free entry to provincial parks for a whole week in mid-July, including Canada’s Parks Day weekend, so that visitors can take advantage of these parks.  

“This week-long free access, which coincides with Canada’s Parks Day on Saturday, July 16, is designed to ensure all Manitobans can enjoy the extraordinary natural beauty of our provincial parks even more affordably,” said Environment, Climate and Parks Minister Jeff Wharton. “From hiking and birdwatching in lush boreal forests to exploring intriguing historic sites that showcase our province’s cultural heritage to paddling a pristine, tranquil lake, Manitoba’s provincial parks have something for everyone." 

Several parks are offering special events on Saturday, July 16, for Canada’s Parks Day, including family fun activities, barbeques and prize draws.

Vehicle permits will not be required at any provincial park this week. Overnight camping fees still apply along with fees to national parks.