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Pukaskwa National Park offers free admission day

One-day waiver of admission is in conjunction with Indigenous Peoples Day
Pukaskwa National Park
(Parks Canada photo)

MARATHON, Ont. — Entry fees will be waived on Thursday, June 21 for visitors to northern Ontario's only national park.

Parks Canada says the free admission is in recognition of the millions of Canadians who helped it celebrate Canada 150 last year, when more people than ever visited its parks.

Although there will no be admission charge, fees for recreational services and goods such as camping and firewood, boat launches, transportation or special tours remain.

In addition to free entry, Pukaskwa will offer bannock and tea, stories of Mud Bay with the Elders of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation),  and a hand drum social to celebrate National indigenous Peoples Day, which is also on June 21.

Parks Canada says visitors should be aware that road upgrades are currently underway within the park. 

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