Sunday, July 18, 2010

Canada's Parks Day: July 17, 2010

Canada's Parks Day was first celebrated in 1990. It has been held every year since then, on the third Saturday in July. It was formed to give Canadians a chance to participate in a number of unique and fun events in the many parks and National Historic Sites across the country. This year is a special year, as it is not only the 20th Anniversary of Canada's Parks Day, but also the 125th Anniversary of the creation of Banff National Park. Banff National Park was Canada's first ever National Park, and only the third National Park ever created in the world, after Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA, and Australia National Park. To celebrate Canada's Parks Day I went to The Citadel National Historic Site in Halifax, where there were a number of unique presentations and admission was free the entire day. How did you celebrate Canada's Parks Day?

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