100 years, Come Celebrate!
We have a lot to celebrate this year, with the 15th anniversary of Wapusk National Park (April 24th, 2011) and the grand centennial of the creation of Parks Canada, the world’s first national parks service! (May 19th, 2011).
Parks Canada in Churchill has decided to celebrate it all with a grand event on Parks Day, Saturday, July 16th, 2011. In conjunction with Variety, The Children’s Charity of Manitoba and the community of Churchill, Parks Canada will be throwing a big centennial celebration. Join us in the in the Hudson Bay square, in the heart of Churchill, Manitoba. There will be something for everyone, including kid’s games, live entertainment, food and art!
Parks Canada Centennial events planned for Churchill in 2011:
- July 1st – Canada Day Bay Dip
- July 16th – Parks Day
- August 20th & 21st – Famous Forts Weekend
Regular Programs for Visitors:
Once again Parks Canada is pleased to announce another summer and fall season filled with special presentations by staff, researchers and guests along with tours of the Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Churchill’s Heritage Railway Station. For additional information, call us at 204-675-8863.
Centennial Facts - Did you know?
... Canada was the first country in the world to have a national service entirely dedicated to parks.
... Parks Canada manages a system of protected areas covering more than 300,000 km2. That’s an area larger than Italy!
... Parks Canada is the greatest source of tourism and travel experiences in Canada.
... Parks Canada has exciting and memorable holidays waiting for you in every province and territory across the country.
With an impressive network of 42 national parks, 167 national historic sites and 4 national marine conservation areas, and thanks to its passionate team, Parks Canada invites Canadians to come and discover some of the most fascinating places in the country, and promises to turn vacation ideas into unforgettable experiences.
Last but not least... Did you know that Parks Canada is celebrating its 100th birthday this year?
In 2011, come celebrate!