Come Celebrate 100 Years!
Parks Canada, the world’s first national parks service, is 100 years old! And what better way to celebrate this centennial than to gather ‘round a fire with family and friends to sing Canada’s new campfire song The Park Song by Sarah Harmer?
Parks Canada is proud to have collaborated with CBC Radio 2 to offer yet another unforgettable way to experience Canada’s national treasures.
CBC Radio 2 is Canada’s national music service, playing a unique mix of contemporary singer-songwriters, classical, jazz, world, pop, and much more.
Canada boasts one of the world’s largest networks of protected places: 42 national parks, 167 national historic sites and 4 national marine conservation areas. These inspiring places belong to all of us.
As Parks Canada embarks on a second century of caring for our nation’s natural and cultural heritage, we invite all Canadians to visit and learn more about their treasured places. We hope this song will inspire you to keep exploring some of the most unique and vibrant places in the world – right here in Canada!
- You can pick up the sheet music and lyrics (adapted into French by Jim Corcoran) at most national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas, beginning on July 16, 2011. Many of our places are also incorporating this song into their on-site programming, so look – and listen – for it during your next visit.
- If you’re planning a trip to one of our places soon and want to serenade your family and friends, download the brochure here to get the sheet music and lyrics to start practising.
- You can also listen to Sarah Harmer’s performance of The Park Song on CBC Radio 2’s Website. It will be music to your ears!
- We’d love to hear what you think of this great new song, so connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.
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