The Camping Life News Roundup for the week of November 1, 2021 looks at provincial park rescue, black swift nests, Parks Canada ‘coasties’, Manitoba Provincial Park spending, renaming of Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, and road improvements in Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park.
Renaming of Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park – Saskatchewan Parks
Saskatchewan Highway’s Minister Fred Bradshaw announced the completion of a $12.9 million road improvement project in the Good Spirit Lake provincial park area.
Renaming of Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park – The Cascade
On October 5, the government of British Columbia released an official statement outlining new legislation for two B.C. provincial parks. It stated that Chilliwack Lake Park and Newcastle Island Marine Park will be renamed to reflect their respective ancestral place names in order to build upon reconciliation acts with Indigenous peoples.
The Manitoba government says it’s investing more than $450,000 from the Provincial Parks Endowment Fund to support improvement projects in parks across the province.
Visitors to some Parks Canada locations can now be a part of the organization’s research into coastal erosion by taking a so-called coastie.
Parks Canada says five active black swift nests were found this year at Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park, which they say is the highest recorded in 17 years and a positive sign for the endangered bird.
Two men who needed help up a steep rock in British Columbia were saved thanks to a group of Sikh men who unraveled and removed their turbans to create a makeshift rope. The steep rocks led to rough, raging waters near a waterfall.