Moose Mountain Provincial Park had a good Canada Day weekend, with plenty of visitors coming to camp out and take part in the various events around the campsite.
There was some worry that rain and thunder could disrupt the events, but two systems managed to part right on July 1, giving park-goers clear skies to enjoy the day.
Kim Brown, the Park Manager, sent out a release on just how well the park did.
“Canada Day at Moose Mountain turned out to be a great day with great weather,” said Brown, “Moose Mountain Provincial Park had roughly 500 people attend the Main Beach activities.”
On July 1, park interpreters saw a good turnout for all of their early to mid-afternoon programs, with 246 people turning out for events like Trivia, Lantern Making, and a Floaty Race.
They also held some other activities on the main beach including two slip and slides, music playing throughout the afternoon, and lots of self-use beach games, such as spike ball, ladder golf, and bocce ball.
Brown thanked some of the organizations around the park who helped with the day – that includes Kenosee Lake Bible camp which donated their time and rock-climbing wall.
As well Club 19, Kenosee Inn, and Carlyle Co-op all either offered discounts or gave free food to people.
In the end, the Visitor Centre had 300 people come through over the weekend, with the local campgrounds at 95% capacity through the weekend.
Their Big Moose Baseball tournament over the weekend was also a success and had a great turnout.