Canada Day celebrations will take place in various provincial parks on Friday, July 1, featuring many themed activities. 

"Our parks have planned a day full of Canada-themed fun for the whole family to enjoy this July long weekend," Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said. "Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in the festivities, whether staying the night or just coming out for the day. There is no better way to celebrate Canada Day than in one of our beautiful provincial parks!" 

Each park will offer the following activities, stated the Saskatchewan Government in a release, although some parks may have additional offerings. 

  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. - The Great Canadian Floatie Race - Floaties provided
  • 2:30-8 p.m. - Bring your "Eh" Game - Come-and-go self-use activities
  • 3-4 p.m. - Cake/cupcakes - Celebratory treats
  • 3-4 p.m. - Maple Scented National Flag - Playdough craft
  • 3-5 p.m. - "Wear's" Your Pride? - Canadian tattoo station
  • 4-5 p.m. - Let your Canada Pride Shine - Lantern craft
  • 5-6 p.m. - Ultimate Canuck Quest - A park venture with clues and directions
  • 7-8 p.m. - Test Your True North Knowledge - Trivia game

Many provincial parks will be participating in the events, such as Greenwater Lake. Others include:

  • Rowan's Ravine
  • Echo Valley
  • Buffalo Pound
  • Cypress Hills
  • Saskatchewan Landing
  • Douglas
  • Duck Mountain
  • Pike Lake
  • Good Spirit
  • Meadow Lake
  • Candle Lake
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Moose Mountain
  • Narrow Hills.

Those planning on participating in any Canada Day festivities are encouraged to pre-register online to help prepare the parks. 

The Government stated other events will take place in parks this summer, including themed event days, Summer Cinemas, SaskExpress performances and live music in partnership with the Sask Band Association.