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Photos: Discovering Canada’s Parks

Kai Pilgrim and his grandma Annemarie Pilgrim (left) and mother Merel Pilgrim show off a caribou antler that Karly Savoy, a member of Parks Canada’s Caribou Recovery Program, had on display for Parks Day on July 16. | J.Stockfish photos

Jason Stockfish |

Residents and visitors celebrate their parks with a variety of activities during Parks Day at Robson Park and throughout Jasper National Park on July 16. Parks Day takes place on the third Sunday of July and is hosted in Jasper by the Friends of Jasper National Park.

Residents and visitors enjoy the interpretive voyageur canoe experience at Lac Beauvert during Parks Day.
Visitors taking in Parks Day activities in Robson Park.
A young astronomer enjoys the Jasper Planetarium exhibit.
Everyone’s favourite local mascot, Jasper the Bear, entertains at Parks Day.
Members of Jasper National Park’s fire crew demonstrate how to fight a forest fire at close range.
Warrior Women, Matricia Bauer and Theresa Westhaver, perform during Parks Day.
Ryan Klaczek raised $71 for the games room at the Stollery Children’s Hospital while entertaining the crowd with his ukulele.
Parks Day volunteers barbecuing for hungry patrons.
Children painting flower pots courtesy of Friends of Jasper National Park.
Making art & crafts at just one of the many family-friendly booths during Parks Day.
Indigenous dancers wow the crowd with traditional dance.

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