Parks celebrated across the country

A small Parks Day event last weekend saw 180 people come out to Rathtrevor Provincial Park near Parksvile.

A small Parks Day event last weekend saw 180 people come out to Rathtrevor Provincial Park to enjoy shoreline and forest tours, a scavenger hunt, face painting mini golf, cake and more, put on by RLC Park Services.

Parks Day is a national event, first celebrated in 1990.

This year Parks Canada and B.C. Parks are both celebrating their centennials, Parks Canada as the world’s first national park service and BC Parks celebrating100 years of provincial parks.

Stathcona Provincial Park was B.C.’s first provincial park, established in 1911.

A bigger event celebrating B.C. Day will happen at Rathtrevor Park July 31 and August 1. More information on this event coming up in The News.