Visit Canada's National Parks for free in 2017

I just love free stuff- especially when it comes to free tourist attractions. I almost fell off my chair when I found out that you can visit Canada’s National Parks for free in 2017!

The cause for celebration is Canada’s 150th birthday. Canadians and visitors to Canada can visit all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada for free.




You can’t just rock on up and expect to get free entry however, you need to get a Discovery Pass. You can obtain your Discovery Pass for free online by visiting the Parks Canada website here.

My pass took around one month to arrive, so if you can’t wait that long there are plenty of places you can pick up your Discovery Pass from in person. Click here for a list of locations.

You can also pick up your pass in person at all MEC stores and CIBC bank branches.

Discover Canada

I will be making the most of my Discovery Pass this summer. I am planning a massive road trip across Canada. Starting in Vancouver, I will to make my way across to Quebec in one month, stopping in at as many National Parks along the way. Oh yes, and I will be living in my van while doing so!

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You can share your photos online using the hashtag #StandForCanada. I would love to see your photos too so use the hashtag #WayfaringKiwi too!

Have you got your Discovery Pass yet? What national parks, heritage sites and marine conservation areas are you planning to visit?

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