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Banff National Park | © Zhukova Valentyna / Shutterstock
Banff National Park | © Zhukova Valentyna / Shutterstock
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How to Visit Canada's National Parks for Free This Year

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 30 March 2017
Canada is 150! To celebrate this momentous occasion, Canada is offering all those who visit free access to all her National Parks.

Yes, you read that correctly world, all 47 of Canada’s amazing National Parks will have free admission this year for visitors (of any nationality for that matter) to explore and discover the country’s breathtaking natural beauty. How do you do this you ask? All you have to do is go online and ‘buy’ the free ‘Discover Canada 2017 Pass‘ and wait for it to be sent direct to your letterbox, and volia! free entry to the likes of Banff, Jasper and Pacific Rim National Parks.

Banff National Park | © Zhukova Valentyna / Shutterstock
Banff National Park | © Zhukova Valentyna / Shutterstock

Once you’ve got the pass, all you have to do is hang it up on your car’s rearview mirror and reap all the benefits. If you’re a camper, you’ll still have to pay overnight park fees, though. Sorry! Bonus though, is that after you’ve experienced the best of Canada’s National parks, you’ll also get free (yes, FREE) access to Canada’s 171 national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.

Pyramid Lake, Jasper National Park | ©Ronnie Chua / Shutterstock
Pyramid Lake, Jasper National Park | ©Ronnie Chua / Shutterstock

The Discover Pass expires on December 31, 2017 — which means you only have nine months to visit all that Canada has to offer.

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