People of all ages came out to the third annual Lock’s Big Picnic, held at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site on Saturday.
This year’s event included live entertainment, activities for all ages, and Parks Canada airbrush tattoos. Supporting local, food and craft beer were brought in from local vendors. There was also a new addition to the picnic – an Artisan Market.
Elia Marini, a visitor experience product development officer for Parks Canada, said this picnic is a great way to promote tourism in the Sault. She said this event usually has a great turnout throughout the day.
“Every year has been great. The first year we had about 1700 people over the course of the six hours; we expect about the same this time around as well.”
Marini said Parks Canada is always looking for interesting ways to promote historic sites around the country, such as the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site.
“Parks Canada is the leading tourism provider for all of Canada, and we look for different and unique events and programs to bring Canadians out to experience our national Canadian treasures.”