Free Admission to This Country’s National Parks

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If you've been thinking about fleeing the U.S. after the next president is inaugurated in January, this country has an offer for you.

If you’ve been thinking about fleeing the country after the next U.S. president is inaugurated in January, Canada has an offer for you.

America’s neighbor to the north is offering free admission to its national parks and a variety of other tourist attractions throughout 2017.

In truth, this freebie has nothing to do with the U.S. It’s in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. But the freebie does enable you to scope out what Canada has to offer while spending a little less money — whether you’re only interested in being a tourist or considering becoming an expatriate.

As the Canadian national parks system, known as Parks Canada, says in an announcement:

Whether you’re looking for adventure, fun for the whole family, or a break from the everyday, you’ll find it at a Parks Canada place. There’s never been a better time to connect!

The freebie entails:

  • Free admission to national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada.
  • Free lockage fees for boaters to Parks Canada’s historic canals and waterways.

That translates to free admission or lockage to well over 200 destinations, as Parks Canada comprises:

The only exception to free admission is for the Canadian Rockies Hot Springs, a trio of hot springs located in Banff, Jasper and Kootenay national parks. Fees also remain for things other than admission such as camping, firewood and guided tours.

To access free admission or lockage next year, you have two options:

  • Purchase a Discovery Pass, which provides admission to all Parks Canada places for a year. If you buy one this year, however, it will be valid for two full years to incorporate free admission next year. The pass will be all you need.
  • Stay tuned to Parks Canada’s website for more details as 2017 approaches.

Have you ever been to Canada or would you want to visit? Let us know which part and what you think of it by commenting below or on Facebook.

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