See Canada’s National Parks for Free All Year!

See Canada’s National Parks for Free All Year!

Canada will be celebrating its 150th anniversary all year.  To mark the occasion, Parks Canada wants visitors to explore the nation’s national parks. It’s offering free admission to all Canadian national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas for the entire year.

All you have to do is order a Discovery Pass, which they will mail to you. You may also see the United States parks for Free but only on these listed days. If you have a Bank of America Card you get free access to museums which is also another travel freebie you should take advantage of.

The Parks Canada website notes:

Only one pass is needed for a group or family, as long as you are all traveling together
The pass is only accepted at national historic sites which are operated by Parks Canada
Camping fees are not included.

Your Parks Canada Discovery Pass provides free admission for the entire year to Parks Canada places from coast to coast. This Parks Canada pass only applies to places managed by Parks Canada.  It does not apply to provincial parks, municipal and private parks, nor to the many historic sites not managed by Parks Canada.

If you plan on boating in Canada’s historic canals you may also order a free lockage permit.