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100 Years of Parks Canada!

April 18, 2011
Parks Canada is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! Special activities have been organized to mark the occasion, notably in Forillon National Park, the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve and the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.

Visitors can take advantage of free admission to all Parks Canada sites on Canada Day, on July 1, 2011, as well as on Parks Day, on July 16, 2011. Consult the calendar of events for more information.

Visit these parks or National Historic Sites of Canada during the centennial celebrations:


To help celebrate its 100th anniversary, Parks Canada is also launching the Parks Canada Xplorers program, for children aged 6 to 11. This program is designed to engage children visiting with their family in a variety of fun activities that allow them to discover the significance of Canada’s natural and historic treasures.

Centennial activities will kick off across the country on May 19, 2011. Monthly Centennial Themes will illustrate areas that have contributed to the organization’s success.

On May 19, 1911, the Government of Canada created what is now Parks Canada. Today, Parks Canada protects 167 national historic sites, 42 national parks and 4 national marine conservation areas, which together make up one of the most extensive networks of protected national heritage places in the world.

Learn more about Parks Canada

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