Friday, February 06, 2015
Parks Canada Offering Trent Canal System Incentive
Boaters who purchase a single-lock-and-return pass, a single-passage pass or a one-day pass between May 15 and June 30, will be able to redeem 2 FOR 1 COUPONS available at lock stations, various boat shows, via cottage associations and marinas. Nice to see Parks Canada promoting the canal system and doing some innovative marketing. We hope they carry on with further ideas and promotions that can help fully utilize the lock system which is truly a national treasure.
This new promotion supports a new concerted effort to make better use of and create awareness of the lock system (and the funding required to support it) and is part of the Government of Canada's invigorated commitment to its historic waterways, including investments of $58 million along the Trent-Severn Waterway and $7.5 million along the Rideau Canal for infrastructure improvements. In addition, the Government has enhanced visitor service on the Rideau Canal and Trent-Severn Waterway with extended operating hours to support tourism, economic development and help Canadians connect with the incredible experiences along these important heritage waterways.
In a press release Parks Canada says "The historic canals, an important part of Canada's heritage, are steeped in beauty, making them exceptional locations to participate in some of our country’s living history. The Government of Canada remains committed to providing opportunities for seasoned and first-time boaters alike to experience canals multiple times with this promotion, or bring a friend along for their boating adventure.Through initiatives like these, Parks Canada is supporting Canada's National Conservation Plan by taking concrete action to connect Canadians to nature. In addition, the ongoing work of Parks Canada is enhancing visitor experience and facilitating personal connections with Parks Canada places".