Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Canada is known for many things, including world renowned parks, monuments and nature locales.

Many parks typically have entrance fees, which when taking into account the vast upkeep that goes with preservation, is understandable.

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday at Parks in Canada

With Canada celebrating its 150th Birthday in 2017, a pleasant surprise was recently announced for anyone visiting Canada’s national parks and historic sites. For the entire calendar year of 2017, there are no entry fees to Parks Canada Locations. At all. Every park is free to enter and enjoy.

Anyone, regardless of nationality, can sign up for a Free Parks Canada Discovery Pass for the year. Sign-up forms are available online.

Be warned that high traffic for passes might slow down the site. If all else fails the passes are available at all parks. Although there’s no fee attached, Parks Canada still wants all visitors to have a pass for administrative purposes.

The list of parks, reserves, marine conservation areas and historic sites this covers across Canada is extensive. In Ontario alone covers a variety of locations, including various points along the St Lawrence River and the shores of Lake Huron.

Free Admission to Niagara Area Historical Locations

Closer to Niagara Falls, the main features under the administration of Parks Canada are historic sites and memorials, often of interest to enthusiasts of the War of 1812.

Sites of note in or around Niagara-on-the-Lake include:

  • Fort George
  • Butler’s Barracks
  • Mississauga Point Lighthouse
  • Queenston Heights National Historic Site

Visit these above sites, which usually require an admission fee, for free in 2017 with a complimentary Parks Canada Discovery Pass. This is a great tool to use during a Niagara Falls Vacation.

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