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PICNIC AND CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS Food always tastes better alfresco by picturesque lakes, waterfalls, beaches and forested hills. Many national parks and national historic sites off er picnic facilities with panoramic views ( www.parkscanada.; gulfi slands; grosseile). Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Highlands National Park has a new May-to-October program with 10 picnic areas and several menu options. Simply place your order for sandwiches, fruit, cheese, dessert and bottled water at Keltic Lodge in Ingonish or Harbour Restaurant in Chéticamp. Pick up your picnic and enjoy it at scenic spots such as Mary Ann Falls or Middle Head, where you're surrounded by ocean on three sides. You can even buy a souvenir picnic basket and blanket ( www.parkscanada.gc. ca/capebreton ). Few family activities are more fun than sitting around a glowing campfi re while listening to storytellers, singing songs and roasting marshmallows or s'mores. Check out these campfi re programs: (;;; ). 100 TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES Parks Canada administers more than 170 of nearly 1,000 diverse places where you can walk in the footsteps of history, interact with characters from the past and experience Do you like presents? To celebrate the 150 th anniversary of Confederation, Canada is giving you a fantastic gift! In 2017, you'll enjoy free admission to all Parks Canada national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas, including lockage on historic canals. WHAT'S NEW AT PARKS CANADA IN 2017 BY BARB & RON KROLL GWAII HAANAS NATIONAL PARK RESERVE, BC • PARKS CANADA 30

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