First recognized across Canada in 1990, Parks Day is a great opportunity to discover the treasures and natural beauty that exists all around us. Parks Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of July with participating parks across Alberta. Events and activities showcase the many ways Albertans enjoy recreating in Alberta’s provincial parks, and highlight the role parks play in protecting ecosystems, habitat and species-at-risk.
This year Alberta Parks celebrates 92 years as a parks system on Saturday July 16th
Protecting over 27,600 square kilometres of the province, more than four times the size of Prince Edward Island, the extensive system of almost 500 provincial parks and protected areas ranges from conservation-focused to recreation-focused parks. From the hot, dry badlands, to vast boreal forests, to alpine tundra, Alberta Parks hold some of the most diverse, unique and breathtaking landscapes in the world.
Quality of Life
Spending time in nature has been associated with increased personal well-being and overall quality of life. Escape your virtual world and get outside! Explore your favourite park, or celebrate the day by visiting a park you’ve always wanted to try out.
Join us in celebrating how fortunate we are to have wild spaces and outdoor places for adventures and making memories with family and friends. Tell us what you love about parks by adding a comment to the Parks Day post on Alberta Parks Facebook page or post a photo on Alberta Parks Instagram channel.
On AlbertaParks.ca click on Find Your Park to search for places that offer the experiences you want with the amenities you need.
Celebrate your love of parks your way: