Families looking for something to do during their summer holidays can head to one of Manitoba's many provincial parks for free for a full week in mid-July.

Once again, the Manitoba government is offering free entry to all provincial parks from July 10 to 16, including Canada's Park Day weekend.

“For the third year in a row, our government is providing week-long free provincial park access to coincide with Canada’s Parks Day,” said Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt. “This initiative allows all Manitobans to enjoy our parks’ extraordinary natural beauty, intriguing historical sites and diverse recreational activities.”

Vehicle permits will not be required to visit provincial parks from July 10 to 16. Overnight camping fees still apply, as do entrance fees to national parks. 

Several campgrounds have also organized special events to celebrate Canada’s Parks Day on July 15. Visitors can check with the local campground office for details on any activities happening in the park.