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Canada Post celebrates park service

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This stamp issue celebrates the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada - the world's first national parks service.

The stamp has been designed by Tim Nokes, of Tim Nokes Design.

Since most Canadians relate to their national parks and historic sites in terms of their memories of vacation spent walking, camping, exploring and spending time appreciating nature, the design chosen for the Parks Canada 100th anniversary stamp offers a retro approach.

"The style of illustration was inspired by the CPR travel posters of the 1920s and 30s, with their bold vibrant colors and strong compositional elements. I added a rough-hewn border edge to project a sense of freedom; the importance of the park extends beyond the physical boundary

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