Manitobans are getting a free pass into the province’s parks this weekend.

The province said it would be allowing people to enter its parks free of charge Friday through Sunday to celebrate the great outdoors as part of the 25th annual Canada’s Parks Day.

"Manitoba's parks offer many fun ways to celebrate Canada's Parks Day and no matter what recreational activities you pursue, you are sure to enjoy our spectacular natural environments and unique cultural sites," said Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh. "When you are ready to experience everything under the sun, come to Manitoba's provincial parks."

Park interpreters are on hand leading presentations, guided treks and activities around many Manitoba parks over the weekend to commemorate the annual celebration.

The province said despite the fact permits would not be required to gain entry into parks, nightly camping fees still do apply.

People planning on taking advantage of the free weekend can check the province’s website for campground closures, weather and road advisories prior to hitting the road.