For Canada’s Birthday, National Parks are FREE!

Green adventures are afoot! To celebrate its 150th birthday in 2017, Canada will be opening its national parks to visitors… for free! With nearly 100 locations across the country, you can spend the whole year reveling in the most beautiful natural sites that Canada has to offer. You can also get a little nostalgic by visiting historical sites that are situated within national parks including ship wrecks, battle sights and fur-trading posts.

Go paddle a canoe, hike, dive, bike, swim, climb and generally play in the dirt all year, for free.

Who do we have to thank for this? Justin Trudeau who suggested it in his mandate letter to the minister of Environment, Catherine McKenna. “Make admission for all visitors to National Parks free in 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Beginning in 2018, ensure that admission for children under 18 is free, and provide any adult who has become a Canadian citizen in the previous 12 months one year’s free admission.”

See a full list of Parks Canada locations here or order your free pass today!

Kid’s ski pass is also a super deal!

The Canadian Ski Council offers a special Snow Pass for all grade 4 and 5 students which only costs $29.95. Order online.

Planning a camping trip? Eat like a king while you’re playing in the dirt! Get the Flaming Marshmallow’s Guide to Campfire Cooking right here


Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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