Parks Canada’s 100th birthday party transforms downtown Vancouver into a portal to Canada’s protected places Celebrations include artist K’Naan and Olympic Gold Medalist Maelle Ricker. To Celebrate Parks Canada has offered us a Family Discovery Pass worth $136.40. Information on the discovery passes can be found here.
On Parks Day, July 16th, Parks Canada will be celebrating its 100th birthday with a major event at Brockton Point in Stanley Park, including a free evening concert with rap artist K’Naan, and family activities throughout the afternoon designed to give urbanites a taste of Canada’s wilderness and heritage.
With an increasing number of Canadians living in urban centres, fewer Canadians are in touch with their national parks and historic sites. The downtown celebration is an opportunity for more Vancouverites to experience Canada’s incredible protected places and hone outdoor skills like camping, hiking, surfing and climbing without leaving the city.
The celebrations will kick off at noon with free family activities delivered in partnership with BC Parks, also celebrating their 100th birthday this year. Vancouverites can drop by the Parks Canada Visitor Centre, meet historic characters and park rangers, play in the Kids Zone with mascots Parka the Beaver and Jerry the Moose, meet Olympic Gold Medalist and park enthusiast Maelle Ricker, sing and dance with Beaver Tales Theatre, and enjoy free birthday cake.
At 4pm, the celebrations will take a musical turn, with a free concert featuring Saskatoon’s rock band, the Sheepdogs, Virgin Radio’s “Best of BC” artist Kate Morgan, and Juno-award winning rap artist K’Naan.
For more information visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/vancouver.
Enter to win a Family Discovery Pass valued at $136.40. This annual pass gives you unlimited opportunities to enjoy more than 100 National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across Canada that charge entry fees.
To Enter simply RT the following:
Contest Ends July 10th, 2011. One winner will be drawn at random on July 11th, 2011. Good luck to everyone that enters!