Visit Canada’s National Parks For Free in 2017 with Discovery Pass
Did you know that you can visit Visit Canada’s National Parks For Free in 2017?
Canada turns 150 this year! To help celebrate, Parks Canada is offering a free Discovery Pass to all visitors! This Discovery Pass will give you free admission to all 47 of Canada’s national parks as well as historic sites and marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada. There are 171 sites in total that are participating! This pass saves you $7 per person for each visit.
- Only one pass is needed per car at the national parks
- Only one pass is needed per group at any of the historic sites and marine conservation sites
- The pass is only accepted at national historic sites which are operated by Parks Canada
- Does not include parking, additional tours or camping fees
How To Get A Discovery Pass
You do need to order the Discovery Pass in advance. To order, go to the Parks Canada website. You will just need to fill out your name and shipping address. It was a straightforward process and took about a minute. It can take up to 6 weeks to arrive so be sure to order early!
Where To Go With Your Discovery Pass
National Parks: Use you Discovery Pass to visit Banff National Park. Banff was Canada’s first national park and the world’s third. Located in Alberta, the park spans 2,564 square miles. You will find valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers in this beautiful park.
Historic Sites: Visit Georges Island, a small drumlin shaped by glaciers, located in Halifax harbor. It was the scene of constant military activity from the mid-18th century through World War II.
Marine Conservation Area: Fathom Five is Canada’s first National Marine Conservation Area. This freshwater ecosystem located in Lake Huron consists of ancient rock formations and grassy cliff-edge forests. There are 22 shipwrecks suitable for scuba diving as well as rare orchid species.
I’m hoping to make it up to Banff National Park this summer! Have you visited any of these sites? Comment below – I would love to hear about your experience.