Free Entrance to National Parks to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday

Discovery Passes purchased this year will last for 24 months instead of the customary 12 months

Canada is turning 150 next year, and to celebrate, the government is making park access free for all users in 2017. Youth and new Canadian citizens will continue to be granted free admission into 2018.

This move is costing the government about $59 million, which is half of Parks Canada’s non-government revenue. The other half comes from camping and recreation fees, rentals and concessions.

Free admission extends to national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.

You can purchase your 2016 Discovery pass here.