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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:07

Parks Canada’s new Xplorers program launches July 1

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Waterton Lakes National Park
Parks Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new national program of exploration and activities specifically designed for children aged six to 11 and their families.

Set to begin on Canada Day, the Xplorers program will give young visitors the chance to have fun while discovering Waterton Lakes National Park.

The new Xplorers program encourages discovery through fun and recreational activities.

Families can pick up their free Xplorers activity workbook at the Heritage Centre, park interpretation programs and the Visitor Centre in Waterton.

Once they have completed a set number of experiences, they will receive a certificate and a souvenir as tokens of their success.

This new national program is offered in 40 Parks Canada national parks, national historic sites and marine conservation areas. Activities vary from place to place according to the unique qualities of each location. Souvenirs are also unique to each site in order to encourage participants to collect them all.

Waterton’s Canada Day celebration will also include a flag raising and barbeque at the Lion’s Hall, pictures with the local RCMP in their red serge, a bike parade, games and face painting. Parks Canada, the community and local businesses all work together to make this a memorable event. As with all Parks Canada places across the country, admission to the park will be free.

This year, Parks Canada is celebrating its 100th birthday and its establishment in 1911 as the world’s first national parks service.

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