One of the ways that Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017 is by having Parks Canada offer free admission to all Canadian national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas for the entire year. All a visitor has to do is to order a Discovery Pass, which Parks Canada will mail to you. For all of 2017 the gives its holder unlimited opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country.
But please note:
—You only need to order one pass for your group or family if you are all travelling together. A 2017 Discovery Pass is valid for everyone arriving in the same vehicle at a national park, or arriving together at a marine conservation area or historic site.
—The Discovery Pass is only accepted at national historic sites which are operated by Parks Canada.
—Activities such as tours or parking that normally carry a separate fee may not be covered by the Discovery Pass.
—Camping fees are not included with the Discovery Pass
—Validity Period: January 1st 2017 to December 31st 2017.
—Display: The 2017 Discovery Pass must be hung from the rear view mirror of the vehicle facing forward or it can be placed on the front driver side dashboard facing up.
What about the Travel Trade? As much as possible, Parks Canada says, it will be taking a “business as usual without the payment” approach for the travel trade to help ensure a smooth transition through the year. You can find more information in the travel trade section of Parks Canada website at:
For a list of links to Canada’s national parks, visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/index.aspx
For securing a copy of the Discovery Pass, copy and paste this link: goo.gl/aW5cO8