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Canada Celebrates 150th with Free Parks Pass for All

May 24, 2016 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

kluane low resThe Government of Canada has announced free admission* to national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas in 2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, saving visitors in excess of $100.

Australian travellers now booking their 2017 trip to Canada can take advantage of this year-long offer to explore some of Parks Canada’s 168 National Historic Sites at no extra cost. Escape to the outdoors in La Mauricie National Park just 200 kilometres from Montreal, or stop by Laurier House in Ottawa, home to two of Canada’s Prime Ministers.

Soak up the past at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, or take a glimpse into the lives of 19th century lighthouse keepers on the stunning craggy headland of Newfoundland and Labrador, where Cape Spear Lighthouse bears witness to the procession of glittering icebergs.

Immerse yourself in outdoor adventures during the summer months, from the centuries old Chilkoot Trail in Yukon, where Klondike Gold Rush stampeders have trod before, to the Athabasca Pass in Alberta, a culturally significant landscape essential to the geographical knowledge of the Rocky Mountains.

Kayaking in New Brunswick, Canada.

Kayaking in New Brunswick, Canada.

With the countdown now on for Canada’s sesquicentennial, 2017 is set to be a year of themed events, festivals and cultural exhibits from the country’s west coast to the Maritime Provinces in the east. To find out more click HERE.

For information about the free 2017 Parks Pass visit

*Camping permits and guided experiences will still incur the usual fees, however admission is free.

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