Have you claimed your free Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Pass?

Have you claimed your free Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Pass?

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Free Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Pass

In Celebration of Canada 150, the Parks Canada Agency is offering a free Parks Canada 2017 Discovery pass to anyone who would like one.

With this pass, both Canadian and international travellers can enjoy free access to participating national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites located all over the country.

Passes may be used an unlimited number of times throughout the year, and are available both online and at Parks Canada places. Only one pass is required per vehicle.

Activities which normally incur a separate fee from that of entry, such as guided tours and parking, may not be covered with the Discovery Pass. Camping fees are not covered.

Parks Canada encourages visitors to plan their visits in advance, and offers plenty of resources for trip planning on their website.

Parks Canada’s is now accepting campground reservations for 2017. Visit the Parks Canada Reservation Service website to secure your campground booking.


“To celebrate our country’s 150th birthday, the Government of Canada is offering the gift of free admission to all Parks Canada places to Canadians. It is fantastic that so many people are excited about free admission and my hope is that every Canadian family will visit a national park, historic site or marine conservation area in 2017.”

Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada

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These materials contain information that has been derived from information made available by the Province of British Columbia at https://news.gov.bc.ca. They have not, however, been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, the Province of British Columbia.

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