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Provincial Parks Open for the 2018 Season

Released on May 14, 2018

Campers are gearing up for another memorable season with family and friends in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks, with parks officially opening on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

“Camping is a summertime staple here in Saskatchewan,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowksy said.  “This weekend marks the start of a new and exciting season for our park guests.  With a variety of programs and events taking place this year, there will be lots of fun activities to keep our visitors busy.  Whether you’re a family heading back to your favourite park, or an adventure-seeker looking to explore a new place, each park has a unique experience to offer.”

Saskatchewan’s provincial parks are special places this time of the year.   Campers can take in the fresh spring air, enjoy activities on the water, explore hiking trails as nature blooms, picnic in the park or relax with friends and family.

A wide range of programs and activities are available at the parks this season including Learn to Camp, Learn to Fish, interpretive activities and much more.  A new Camp-Easy Equipped Camping program will be offered at Echo Valley, Buffalo Pound and Pike Lake Provincial Parks.  These unique accommodations are a great option for families, first-time campers hoping to experience the outdoors or anyone who does not own camping equipment.

As in past years, an alcohol ban will be in effect for the Victoria Day Weekend, from Thursday, May 17 to Monday, May 21 inclusive.  The alcohol ban applies to all campgrounds and picnic areas within provincial parks and recreation sites.  The ban is also in effect at several regional parks.  

All visitors are reminded to keep fires small and attended to at all times, due to the current dry conditions. In some cases, fire restrictions may be in place, prohibiting all open fires.  Before travelling to a park, check www.saskparks.com for a list of all fire restrictions and any other advisories that may be in place.

The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport continues to invest in provincial park facilities and infrastructure to provide the best experience possible for visitors.  With planned expenditures of more than $11 million for capital projects and maintenance in 2018-19, total investment in parks capital facilities and infrastructure since 2007 will reach $110 million.

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For more information, contact:

Jalaine Thibault
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-787-7828
Email: jalaine.thibault@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-529-4087

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