Released July 11, 2022

The Government of Saskatchewan has officially designated July 10-16 as Parks Week, in conjunction with Canada Parks Day on July 16.

“Parks Week is currently underway with a series of fun programs and shows offered throughout the week at a number of provincial parks,” said Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross. . “Parks Week is a great introduction to Canada Parks Day on July 16, an annual initiative led by the Canadian Parks Council to connect people with nature through fun, educational and family-friendly events and programs everywhere. in the country.

This year, Parks Week and Canada Parks Day will feature a series of themed programs in several provincial parks, with activities such as scavenger hunts, guided hikes, crafts, painting and more . Times and dates for guided programs and events can be found by searching “Events & Tickets” by each park at http://parks.saskatchewan.ca.

In addition to themed programming, the Beach Lu’au at Blackstrap Provincial Park, hosted by Little Kahuna’s Beach Café and Tiki Bar, will run from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 16. The event will include a Polynesian pulled pork bar, crafts, a scavenger hunt, cornhole tournament, steel drumming show by The Steadies, astronomy program, tiki cocktails and beer gardens. A detailed itinerary for the Lu’au can be found under “events” on the Sask Parks Facebook page.

SaskExpress kicked off its provincial park tour Thursday, July 7 at Moose Mountain Provincial Park with its ‘Going for Gold’ performance, taking the world of Olympic athletes and mixing it with musical theater for a show that is fun, exciting and sure to impress. live show. The remaining dates for provincial park tours taking place during Parks Week are as follows:

  • The Battlefords – July 14
  • Blackstrap – July 15
  • Saskatchewan Landing – July 16
  • Buffalo Book – July 17

Show times are scheduled for 7 p.m., although show locations or times may change in the event of inclement weather. To receive important updates, visitors must pre-register online at parks.saskatchewan.ca or check out the Sask Parks Facebook page.

As Parks Week wraps up July 16, the fun continues on Sunday July 17 with a Beach, Beer & Brisket event at Duck Mountain Provincial Park. The day will include beach activities and games, smoked breast barbecue by Yoder Smokers and beer gardens. The event is organized by Waves Ice Cream and Mini Golf and Friends of Madge Lake, in partnership with Madge Lake Golf Resort and other local businesses.

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For those looking for self-guided activity options, Discovery Kits can be borrowed from visitor centers and park entrance gates and include everything needed to complete a craft, explore the park, or conduct a science experiment . Themes include astro explorers, weather wonders, historical parks, disc golf and more.

New this year, free park activity booklets are also available for kids, filled with puzzles, games, coloring sections and more. Brochures can be picked up at visitor centers and park entrance gates.

To stay up to date on park programs, events and offers, follow Sask Parks on Facebook at http://facebook.com/saskparks.

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For more information contact:

Jalain Thibault
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-529-4087
Email: [email protected]