CELEBRATING CANADA'S 150TH! YOUR FREE PASS TO DISCOVERY! GET IT NOW! - Blog

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Parks Canada is inviting Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our national treasures from coast to coast to coast.

To mark this special year, we’re offering free admission to all Parks Canada locations, and we want you to join us for the celebration.

Parks Canada Discovery Pass holders will receive free admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada.

You will also receive lockage at Parks Canada’s historic canals and waterways.

Parks Canada says that regular fees still apply for other experiences and services including camping, backcountry, Canadian Rockies Hot Springs, mooring, reservation fees guided tours and hikes, firewood and backcountry overnight use.

You only need to order one pass for your group or family if you are all traveling together. A 2017 Discovery Pass is valid for everyone arriving in the same vehicle at a national park, or arriving together at a marine conservation area or historic site.

  • The Discovery Pass is only accepted at national historic sites which are operated by Parks Canada

  •  Activities such as tours or parking that normally carry a separate fee may not be covered by the Discovery Pass.

  • Camping fees are not included with the Discovery Pass

  • Validity Period: January 1st 2017 to December 31st 2017.

  • Display: The 2017 Discovery Pass must be hung from the rear view mirror of the vehicle facing forward or it can be placed on the front driver side dashboard facing up.

If you have questions regarding the above information, please contact our National Information Service at

1-888-773-8888 or information@pc.gc.caClick here for more information and to order a pass.