Tourists disappointed to discover Artillery Park is not a live-fire weaponry range

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Two vacationing Europeans have found themselves at a loss for what to do this afternoon as their plans to visit artillery park came unhinged when they realized that it was only a swimming facility, and not an mortar and artillery practice range.

“We are military historians,” explained the husband who originates from northern France. “We have always been very interested in Canadian military history, and we thought this would be a great place to learn by watching them practice their skills first hand. We have a great appreciation for Canadian artillery and what it has been able to do in warfare, so we assumed that they felt the same way and created a park honouring that ability.”

Adding insult to injury, even the aquatics centre was closed, so the couple could not even enjoy a dip when they arrived.

“Really, today has been a total loss,” complained the wife. “We will spend some time looking around the military base, and perhaps the fort on the hill, but this was the main attraction and now we realize there was nothing.”

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