No drinking, no toking at the park

Saskatchewan Provincial Park campgrounds officially opened for the 2019 season Thursday and many Battlefords residents will be heading to the Battlefords Provincial Park for the long weekend. Keep in mind:

During the Victoria Day Weekend (Thursday, May 16 to Monday, May 20 inclusive), the alcohol ban will be in place once again and will include cannabis.The alcohol and cannabis ban applies to all campgrounds and picnic areas within provincial parks and recreation sites. The ban is also in effect at several regional parks. For additional information on the alcohol and cannabis ban, please visit www.saskparks.com

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New this year, visitors can camp in a provincial park from Thursday, May 16 up until Monday, June 24, 2019, at a discounted rate of $5 per night off in any electric, non-electric or economy campsite.

Since 2008-09, a total of $110 million has been invested in parks capital projects and maintenance.  The 2019-20 Budget includes further investment of $9.5 million for capital projects and $1.6 million for capital maintenance.  Saskatchewan’s provincial parks continue to be important destinations, attracting visitors and bringing economic benefits to the entire province.

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