Manitoba Offers Free Day at Parks for Labour Day Weekend

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Manitobans are encouraged to enjoy a free outdoor experience as there will be no admission fees to enter provincial parks on the Labour Day long weekend, Conservation Minister Stan Struthers announced.

"We are pleased to offer Manitoba families one last outing to our provincial parks free of charge before school begins," said Struthers.

The minister also noted that the parks reservation service passed the 2007 total the week of Aug. 18 with 52,558 reservations so far this year compared to the total for all of last year of 50,086.

"Campers from across Manitoba and visitors continue to use the parks reservation service and the province will continue to make adjustments to the system to ensure the first step to a great outdoor vacation in our province is even easier," said Struthers.

While there will be no admission fees to provincial parks on the Labour Day weekend (Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 inclusive), camping fees will remain in place.

Struthers reminded people using beaches in provincial parks to be water wise to prevent accidents.

Information on fall camping is available at www.manitobaparks.com or by calling 1-800-214-6497 (toll free) or 945-6784 in Winnipeg.