As part of an initiative brought in by the Liberal government to make parks accessible to Canadians, Catherine McKenna, the minister of the environment and climate change, who’s responsible for overseeing Canada’s parks, had the plan laid out in her ministerial mandate letter. The letter indicated that admission for all visitors to National Parks free in 2017, which is the 150th anniversary of Confederation of Canada is free and that beginning in 2018 the admission for children under 18 is free while any adult who became a Canadian citizen in the previous 12 months will be provided one year’s free admission.
For all of 2017 this pass gives you unlimited opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country!
To get a Discovery Pass for your group or family, please visit Parks Canada Passes and Permits.
Validity Period: January 1st 2017 to December 31st 2017.
This pass is only accepted at national historic sites which are operated by Parks Canada.
Source: CBC News: Parks Canada to waive entrance fees in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th, retrieved December 30, 2016.