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Friday, 19 May 2017 03:39

Sask. provincial parks open long weekend

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Saskatchewan Provincial Parks officially opened for the season on May 18.


Provincial parks continue to be among Saskatchewan’s most popular vacation destinations. With a record of nearly four million visits in 2016, the parks are preparing for another busy season.
An alcohol ban will once again be in place from May 18-22 inclusive. This alcohol ban affects all campgrounds and picnic areas within provincial parks and recreation sites.  The ban is also in effect for several regional parks.  Cottages and commercial businesses in provincial parks are not affected by the ban.
As it is still early in the season, a number of parks may have reduced services. In some cases, parks may be under a precautionary drinking water advisory as they prepare their water lines for the year.  It is recommended visitors check ahead for the services that will be available by going to www.saskparks.net/ SpringCamping.  
A list of available services is posted and will be updated regularly.
Saskatchewan Provincial Parks will be celebrating with special Canada 150 programs throughout the season. Free day entry will be offered in provincial parks on Canada Day, July 1, and Canada’s Parks Day, July 15. Saskatchewan Provincial Parks will offer a special 150-themed geocaching program.
Visitors are encouraged to “Picture Yourself” in a Sask. Provincial Park. They can choose their favourite park, find the picture frame, snap a photo and share it on the SaskParks Facebook page at www.facebook.com/saskparks.

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