This Saturday is Canada's Parks Day, celebrated annually on the third Saturday in July, where there will be family oriented events across Canada. Here in Ontario...
On the 19th, the CN Tower will be lit green, blue and yellow in celebration of this day.
"Blue and green represent the biosphere that sustains life on earth and yellow, the sunshine that provides the energy that living systems depend on. Just as the CN Tower is a symbol of pride, Canada’s national, provincial and territorial parks are a symbol of the vast beauty of the country and of pride for all Canadians."
On the 20th, take part in events such as...
- There are two great events happening in Algonquin Park. Explore the trials and tribulations of a beaver colony through the eyes of a not-so-crafty fur trapper, and attend the Whitney Woods Mystery at the Algonquin Dinner Theatre (registration is due on the 16th)
- Bill Bickle Wildlife Photographer at Bon Echo Provincial Park
- Learn more about the marshes at Darlington Provincial Park
- Learn to Kayak and SUP, as well as take part in a camping skills competition at Grundy Lake Provincial Park
- Have a guided tour of the White River Suspension Bridge at Pukaskwa National Park
- Join Charlotte Small Thompson as she treks along the historic French Portage at Quetico
- Live animal display at Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada
And don't forget about events at your local conservation as well..