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AB Government: Province supports new Indigenous tourism group

The government is funding a new tourism association that will help Indigenous entrepreneurs and their communities start tourism businesses, create jobs and offer visitors an authentic experience.The province has provided a grant to the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada to help create a provincial group, Indigenous Tourism Alberta. The money will support the development of […]

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Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Releases 2017/18 Year-end Report

Indigenous tourism in Canada sees continued growth through new partnerships, expanded marketing activities, training, and development July 20, 2018, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has released its 2017/18 year-end report showing the continued growth of the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada through the implementation of year two of […]

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Thompson artist Jasyn Lucas flattered by Manitoba Tourism Award nomination – Thompson Citizen

July 19, 2018 To Jasyn Lucas, being nominated for a Manitoba Tourism Award in the Indigenous tourism category makes him grateful for all the support he has received since moving back to Northern Manitoba from Vancouver and pursuing art as a full-time career. “That’s pretty sweet to be recognized like that,” said the Thompson artist, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201817 Views

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ITAC Welcomes New Minister for Tourism, The Honourable Mélanie Joly

July 18, 2018 This morning’s cabinet shuffle resulted in a new Minister being named as responsible for tourism. ITAC would like to welcome The Honourable Minister Mélanie Joly to her new portfolio as the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie. ITAC looks forward to continuing our strong relationship with the Minister’s office and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 201810 Views

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The Office du tourisme de Wendake invites tourists stopping in at the Port of Québec to discover the rich Huron-Wendat culture

Government of Canada awards $225,000 in financial assistance to the Wendake organization July 12, 2018 – Wendake, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) Tourism provides an excellent opportunity for economic diversification at the national and regional levels. Government of Canada support for recreational tourism and the development of tourist sites and attractions is helping generate […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201828 Views

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NU Government: Cruise ships itinerary

July 10, 2018 Cruise ships are coming to Nunavut! To find out when they arrive in your community, go to our online database at www.gov.nu.ca/edt/information/master-cruise-itineraries, or contact your hamlet office. The database is updated frequently, and will have the most up-to-date information for cruise ship itineraries in Nunavut. For all cruise ship-related questions, call the Department […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201822 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Showcase 2018

July 10, 2018 Showcase Canada Asia Call for Applications Issued: Monday, July 9, 2018 Deadline: Friday, July 27th, 2018 – 4:00 PM PST The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to issue the following CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to qualified Indigenous tourism businesses and Indigenous Tourism Marketing Organizations to participate as sellers in the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201861 Views

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The people of resilience’: Indigenous cultural tourism set to reshape historic Vancouver Island fishing village – CBC

July 9, 2018 Sitting on a weathered black rock on an expansive stretch of rocky sand near Bamfield, B.C., Wisqii Robert Denis Jr. drums and sings a traditional song that tells the story of the resilience of the Huu-ay-aht people. The remains of an ancient Huu-ay-aht village are hidden amongst old-growth cedars at the edge […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201845 Views

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ITAC: Saskatchewan Regional Forums

June 29, 2018 ITAC hosted a series of seven regional forums throughout Saskatchewan over the past month, hearing from Indigenous business owners, communities and partners around the province on the priorities and challenges for Indigenous tourism development in Saskatchewan. Sessions were held as follows: Meadow Lake, May 15 Green Lake, May 24 Yorkton, June 5 […]

by pmnationtalk on July 3, 201825 Views

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Minister Chagger concludes productive FPT tourism trade mission to China

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada News release Three-city mission helped delegates develop a better understanding of the Chinese tourism industry, as well as develop stronger business-to-business connections June 29, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201829 Views

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Agreement to Promote NWT in China Caps Successful Trade Mission

BEIJING (June 28, 2018) — Canada’s spectacular Northwest Territories will soon be receiving increased promotion and exposure in the world’s largest marketplace. Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann was among those on hand Sunday to witness the signing of a marketing agreement between NWT Tourism — the NWT’s official destination marketing organization, and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201831 Views

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Federal government puts $27.5M into Canada’s biggest national park – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 28, 2018 OTTAWA _ The federal government is putting up $27.5 million over the next five years for Canada’s biggest national park after concerns about its status as a world heritage site. Minister of Environment Catherine McKenna announced the money for Wood Buffalo National Park, which covers almost 45,000 square kilometres of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 201842 Views

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ITAC Partners with Destination Canada Germany and Toronto Tourism to Highlight Indigenous Fashion Week

June 26, 2018 The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada is pleased to have partnered with the Destination Canada offices in Germany to secure a series of news features highlighting the first edition of Indigenous Fashion Week, hosted recently in Toronto at the Harbourfront Centre, May 31st to June 3rd. Together, ITAC and Destination Canada Germany […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201845 Views

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ITAC Signs Landmark MOU During Canada-China Year of Tourism Trade Mission to Beijing, China

June 26, 2018 Agreement with CYTS Sparkle Tour will promote Indigenous tourism experiences in the Chinese luxury travel market June 26, 2018, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) President & CEO Keith Henry has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese tour operator CYTS Sparkle Tour Ltd. during the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 201835 Views

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Exhibit: Cultural Tattooing at Bill Reid Gallery – Where.ca

To Jan. 13, 2019 Art goes beyond skin-deep in Bill Reid Gallery’s Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest. For the exhibit’s five Indigenous tattoo practitioners, skin is more than just a canvas—it communicates history and traditions, too. They are working to revive traditional techniques, once integral to conveying identity and social status, by […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201829 Views

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Culture & Adventure Boost Cape Breton Tourism

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency News release Government of Canada supports tourism growth on Cape Breton Island June 25 – 2018 – Baddeck, N.S. – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Last year was the best year ever for tourism in Canada, as we welcomed a record of 20.8 million international visitors to our shores. The tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201833 Views

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ATAC: Marketing Indigenous Tourism in China

June 22, 2018 Over the next 6 days, ITAC CEO Keith Henry will be in China promoting Indigenous tourism as part of a tourism trade mission led by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism. The delegation includes our partners at Destination Canadaand the Tourism […]

by pmnationtalk on June 25, 201831 Views

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In Their Footsteps: Follow the Path of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples – EverythingZoomer.com

June 25th, 2018 Travelling through Canada? Follow the path of this land’s indigenous peoples at these four must-see destinations. The demand for authentic, respectful indigenous (or aboriginal) experiences is growing. Research by the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) found that one in four visitors to British Columbia seeks an indigenous travel experience. ATAC is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201827 Views

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Gros Morne National Park is pleased to offer Free Admission Day on July 7 for Family Day

Youth, families, and visitors are invited to enjoy this fun filled day at Shallow Bay June 25, 2018                                  Cow Head, NL                               Parks Canada Agency The Government of Canada is celebrating families and the importance of our protected areas with free admission to Parks Canada’s places for youth 17 and under, starting in 2018 and beyond. This year, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 25, 201833 Views

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NB Government: Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail recognized as Signature Trail

21 June 2018 BATHURST (GNB) – The provincial government has recognized the Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. “We are determined to develop the full potential of the Signature trails so that visitors looking for this type of trail will be keen to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201846 Views

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Point Pelee National Park Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day with New Welcome Sign

Strengthening relationship with local First Nations June 21, 2018            Point Pelee National Park, Ontario                Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada is committed to a system of national heritage places that celebrates the contributions of Indigenous peoples and their histories and cultures, and honours the special relationship Indigenous peoples have with their traditional lands and waters. Today, in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201841 Views

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Montana officials work to boost tribal tourism – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 19, 2018  MISSOULA, Mont. _ Montana officials are working to inform tourists of the state’s Native American tribal history. The Missoulian reports the Montana Office of Tourism and Development and the state Tribal Economic Development Commission are pushing to promote tourism to the state’s reservations and tribal nations. Carla Lott, the state […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201843 Views

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Parks Canada’s sites in Northern Ontario pleased to offer Free Admission Days

Youth, families, and visitors are invited to enjoy their local Parks Canada’s places June 18, 2018        Northern Ontario           Parks Canada Agency The Government is celebrating families and the importance of our protected areas with free admission to Parks Canada’s places for youth 17 and under, starting in 2018 and beyond. This year, Parks Canada is also pleased […]

by pmnationtalk on June 18, 201837 Views

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Opening of the Kivalliq Regional Visitor Centre

June 16, 2018 Rankin Inlet, Nunavut (June 16, 2018) – The Kivalliq Regional Visitor Centre has officially opened in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. “The Kivalliq Regional Visitor Centre will provide a vital link between outfitters, tourist establishments, guides and tourists,” said Premier Joe Savikataaq. “The Government of Nunavut (GN) is committed to supporting the tourism industry and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 18, 201840 Views

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Parks Canada announces contract to Know History for Franklin Expedition Inuit Oral History Project

From: Parks Canada Project will increase awareness of Inuit interaction with 1845 expedition June 13, 2018 Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Parks Canada Agency The locations of the Franklin Expedition vessels were a mystery for over 150 years, after Sir John Franklin and his crew went missing while searching for a Northwest Passage. Over time, Inuit traditional […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201846 Views

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“Learn To” summer program returns at Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park

Do you want to learn something new? Weekly Learn To program activities are once again offered this summer at Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park in Iqaluit! Cultural and Park program activities are planned for every Tuesday afternoon, from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. starting the first week of June and ending in late August. Learn To […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201841 Views

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New tourism council will work with government on sustainable growth

June 1, 2018 VANCOUVER – A new Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council (MTEC), with a diverse membership to help guide government’s tourism policy, strategy and program implementation, has been announced by Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Beare made the announcement to media and tourism industry stakeholders prior to the first official gathering of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201852 Views

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Sea the Coast to Showcase Island Coastal Community, Authentic Food and Indigenous Culture

Central Coastal Tourism Partnership presents two-day paddling excursion from Confederation Bridge to Victoria-by-the-Sea June 1, 2018 – Charlottetown, PE – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency In 2017, Canadians welcomed a record of 20.8 million international visitors to our shores. The tourism industry is vibrant from coast to coast to coast, as one in 10 jobs in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 4, 201848 Views

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Chefs showcase Indigenous cuisine in BC – Vacay.ca

June 1, 2018 Shane Chartrand says he’s making up for lost time. The Edmonton-based chef only learned the extent of his Indigenous roots when he was 29 years old. Shortly after finding out about his lineage, Chartrand made the determination to know all he could about his culture and to utilize his skills as a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201869 Views

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Government of Canada Commemorates the National Historic Significance of Cypress Hills Massacre

From: Parks Canada The tragic attack on Nakoda people became an important test of law enforcement in Western Canada May 31, 2018 Merryflat, Saskatchewan Parks Canada Agency On June 1st, 1873, a group of American wolf hunters attacked a Nakoda First Nations camp resulting in the massacre of Elders, warriors, women and children at a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201862 Views

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Plan your Canada Day Celebrations in Canada’s Capital Region

From: Canadian Heritage OTTAWA, May 30, 2018 Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, revealed details about the Canada Day festivities that will take place at the three official sites in Canada’s Capital Region: Parliament Hill, Major’s Hill Park and the Canadian Museum of History. Canadians of all ages can take part in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201868 Views

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Tourism Week proclamation puts spotlight on B.C.’s booming visitor economy

May 29, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia, alongside industry representatives, has recognized Tourism Week, May 27 to June 2, 2018, with an official proclamation at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria. Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, was joined by representatives from Destination BC, the Tourism Industry Association of BC, Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201842 Views

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Tourism Week celebrates a booming industry

Creating jobs for Islanders – Tourism operators and organizations across the province are getting ready for what promises to be another busy season on the Island. Prince Edward Island has experienced record tourism visitation and overnight stays in each of the last four years. This week’s Tourism Week (May 28-June 1) highlights tourism across Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201841 Views

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Fort Langley National Historic Site officially opens new Children’s Play Area

Summer season launched with exhibit opening May 29, 2018                       Langley, British Columbia                       Parks Canada Agency In 2017, millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to Parks Canada places, allowing more Canadians than ever before to explore our 450,000 km2 of shared memories and heritage. These special places represent the very best that Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on May 30, 201851 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada Commemorates the National Historic Significance of the Cypress Hills Massacre

From: Parks Canada May 29, 2018                            Merryflat, Saskatchewan                      Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada will take part in a plaque unveiling ceremony to commemorate the Cypress Hill Massacre National Historic Site. Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice. Details are […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201856 Views

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Pukaskwa National Park officially opens for the visitor season

From: Parks Canada May 28, 2018 Pukaskwa National Park Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to Parks Canada’s places in 2017 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201845 Views

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Minister Chagger celebrates the start of Tourism Week 2018 in Ottawa

Tourism Week celebrates Canadian tourism’s record-setting 2017 May 27, 2018, Ottawa, Ontario Canada enjoyed its best tourism year ever in 2017, breaking old records. Now more than ever, it’s clear that #TourismMatters. As Tourism Week 2018 gets under way, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small […]

by pmnationtalk on May 28, 201850 Views

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NWT Host Contest Celebrates Upcoming Tourism Week

YELLOWKNIFE (May 17, 2018) – Do you know someone in the Northwest Territories (NWT) who is a great host? The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is celebrating Tourism Week by recognizing – and rewarding – NWT residents whose actions and initiatives embody our northern spirit and make visitors feel welcome. The NWT Host Contest invites participants to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201846 Views

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Better camping, more tourism in Castle parks

New family campsites, improved rustic backcountry camping and a new tourism campaign will encourage more Albertans to visit the Castle region this summer. Albertans will have more opportunities for adventure this year as the province invests $3 million in capital upgrades in the Castle parks. Improvements will include new and improved family-friendly camping opportunities, trails, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201856 Views

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Riding Mountain National Park ready for the season – Brandon Sun

Riding Mountain National Park is open for the season just in time for the May long weekend, with a slew of upcoming events. National Indigenous Peoples Day will be held June 21, and on June 23 it’s free entry day for National Indigenous Peoples weekend. On July 1, there will be an annual Canada Day […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201871 Views

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Explore Your Yukon tourism campaign returns

May 05, 2018 Yukoners are encouraged to explore businesses and attractions throughout the territory during this year’s Explore Your Yukon tourism campaign which begins today and runs until June 17. Over 55 participating businesses, historic sites, museums and First Nation cultural centres in 12 communities will offer Yukoners and early season visitors a special incentive […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201853 Views

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Fort Walsh National Historic Site officially opens for the visitor season

From: Parks Canada News release Free admission for youth at Parks Canada’s places starting in 2018 May 16, 2018 Maple Creek, Saskatchewan Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201868 Views

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Terra Nova National Park officially opens for the visitor season

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada places starting in 2018 May 17, 2018           Terra Nova National Park, NL      Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201863 Views

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Groups recommend area along Manitoba Ontario boundary as World Heritage site – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2018  WINNIPEG _ Manitoba has taken another step toward getting international recognition for a large section of boreal forest along the Manitoba-Ontario boundary. The province has worked for 13 years with Ontario in the hope of getting the area known as Pimachiowin Aki named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201862 Views

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Fort Chambly National Historic Site officially opens and Grand Opening of the “Smuggling, outsmart the exhibition”

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada’s places starting in 2018 May 16, 2018                   Montréal, Quebec            Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to Parks […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201861 Views

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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site officially opens for the visitor season

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada’s places starting in 2018 May 16, 2018                       Halifax, NS                 Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201879 Views

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Fort Malden National Historic Site officially opens for the visitor season

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada places starting in 2018 May 16, 2018                  Amherstburg, Ontario         Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201846 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Kouchibouguac National Park

Ongoing investments are improving roads and enhancing conservation efforts May 16, 2018       Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick    Parks Canada Agency The Government is committed to protecting our national parks, while providing opportunities for Canadians to discover and connect with nature. The Government of Canada is investing approximately $7.5 million in federal infrastructure funding in Kouchibouguac National […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201850 Views

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HMCS Haida National Historic Site officially opens for the visitor season

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada places starting in 2018 May 16, 2018                      Hamilton, Ontario              Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201892 Views

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Bar U Ranch National Historic Site officially opens for the visitor season

From: Parks Canada Free admission for youth at Parks Canada places starting in 2018 May 14, 2018                  Longview, Alberta                Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201860 Views

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