Parks Canada Sure Knows How to Host a Big Picnic

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Lock's Big Picnic
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.

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.”


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  1. It was advertised in numerous places… sootoday and saultonline and on their FB and Instagram pages…I also saw posters around town …radio advertising is very expensive as is advertising in the newspaper so I can see why organizations don’t advertise on radio or in the newspaper.

  2. I feel the same way as Meliisa… Never heard or saw a word about this until the day afterward… Is someone afraid too many might show up???The government pee tons of cash up against the wall every day so a bit more advance notice shouldn’t be too much expense. I live in a seniors building and nobody I could find here heard about it beforehand..Oh well, just another boing day sliding past…..:(.

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