June 1, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Admission to provincial parks will be free of charge on Saturday, June 6, as part of Tourism Week celebrations. The announcement was made by Tourism and Parks Minister Stuart Jamieson.
"Our provincial parks are a major draw for visitors and New Brunswickers alike," said Jamieson. "The beautiful scenery, family-friendly cultural and recreational activities, and top-notch camping offer something for everyone, and they are a big reason why provincial parks are the place to be each summer. I encourage New Brunswickers to take advantage of the free entry this Saturday to get away and explore our parks."
The provincial parks boast a wide variety of activities, including camping, hiking, boating, golfing and swimming. More than 750,000 people visit the parks each year.
The Department of Tourism and Parks is responsible for the operation of nine provincial parks: de la République, Herring Cove, Mactaquac, Mount Carleton, Murray Beach, New River Beach, Parlee Beach, Sugarloaf, and The Anchorage.
MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Aiton, communications, Department of Tourism and Parks, 506-444-4454.