Parks Canada reports 3% drop in visitors this summer

Parks Canada officials on P.E.I. are reporting an overall drop of about three per cent in visitation to their sites this summer for the months June through August.

Parks Canada officials on P.E.I. are reporting an overall drop of about three per cent in visitation to their sites this summer for the months June through August.

The P.E.I. National Park campgrounds are reporting a decrease of about six per cent.

Province House was also hit with a 4 per cent drop in visitors.

However Anne of Green Gables hasn't lost her charm.

Green Gable Heritage Place is reporting an increase in visitation from June through August of six per cent over 2012.

The national park visitation numbers come shortly after NDP Leader Mike Redmond called the state of provincial parks on the Island a disgrace.

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