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Coronation means free admission to Biscotasi, Spanish River parks Saturday

Province celebrating King Charles III's coronation by offering free admission to 10 cultural sites, 39 provincial parks along with events at Queen's Park
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A visit to Awenda Provincial Park.

In honour of King Charles III’s coronation Saturday, Ontario is offering free admission to a number of provincial sites and parks.

Locally, that means Biscotasi Lake and Spanish River will be free to visit. Other nearby parks offering free entry include Killarney and French River.

For those heading to the big city Saturday, there will be official celebrations at Queen’s Park.

To commemorate the King’s coronation, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Premier Doug Ford, speaker Ted Arnott, and Indigenous leaders will hold a flag-raising ceremony, 21-gun salute and drum circle at 11:15 a.m.

Following the ceremony, ‘Coronation Celebration: A Fun Royal Fair’ will be held on the south lawn of Queen’s Park from noon to 6 p.m. Free family fun activities will include carnival rides and live entertainment. A ‘Taste of Ontario’ will provide complimentary food and beverages from Ontario farmers and processors.

Extending the celebrations across the province, 10 major cultural attractions and 39 provincial parks will offer free admission for day use. To find out more about the provincial parks, visit Ontario Parks.

Other cultural sites offering free admission Saturday include: Cultural attractions offering free admission on May 6 include: Art Gallery of Ontario, Fort William Historical Park, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Niagara Parks’ Butterfly Conservatory and Floral Showhouse, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Botanical Gardens, Royal Ontario Museum, Science North and Upper Canada Village.


Andrew Philips

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Editor Andrew Philips is a multiple award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in some of the country‚Äôs most respected news outlets. Originally from Midland, Philips returned to the area from Québec City a decade ago.
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