Parks Canada turns 100 today!

Parks Canada is the world’s first national parks service. Help celebrate their 100th birthday, today and throughout the year, with some of the great events planned across the country.

If you’re in Toronto this weekend, head over to the Rogers Centre on Saturday, May 21 for a Parks Canada-themed Blue Jays game. Some lucky fans will also be able to follow the game with an evening camp-out in Canada’s largest indoor park! Look out for the Parks Canada street fair and free outdoor concert, too.

If you’re in Ottawa this summer, visit Confederation Boulevard to take in a cool outdoor photo exhibit showcasing 100 years of Parks Canada. And remember to look up to see the special banner series flying overhead.

Can’t make it out to any of these events? You can still celebrate!

Use your My Parks Pass to visit a national park, national historic site or national marine conservation area near you and say happy birthday in person. Don’t forget to take a picture while you’re there so that you can enter our photo contest.

Keep your eyes on The Scoop all year long for the latest updates on Parks Canada celebrations happening near you.

Happy birthday, Parks Canada!