Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation at special events and activities that are being planned across the country. From local and community events to national celebrations in 2017, there will be plenty of ways to get involved and celebrate all that makes us who we are as a country.
Free Parks Passes for 2017!
2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and we invite you to celebrate with Parks Canada! Take advantage of free admission to national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas for the entire year. Get curious about Canada's unique natural treasures, hear stories about Indigenous cultures, learn to camp and paddle and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Canada’s national historic sites with us. Find adventure, fun for the whole family or a short break from the everyday in more than 200 special places across the country.
For more information on Parks Canada’s places and experiences across the country and to download the Visitor Guide for the region you’ll be exploring, visit the Parks Canada Website.
*Note: You only need to order one pass for your group or family if you are all travelling 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.
If you have any questions regarding the 2017 Discover Pass please contact the National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover the activities taking place in Canada’s national parks, heritage spaces and explore our country’s history in 2017. Whether you prefer to explore our national museums and historic places, or enjoy the great outdoors, there is something waiting for you in 2017.
Find ways to get involved in Canada 150 activities as a volunteer, organizer or participant, in your community and across Canada. For the 150th anniversary of Confederation, a wide range of projects and activities are taking place – get actively involved and show your spirit in 2017.
Parks Canada invites you to celebrate with them in 2017 by visiting a new national historic site or national park. Find the Red Chairs in the most spectacular locations across the country and #Sharethechair or challenge the kids to become Xplorers. Navigate through the locks on an historic waterway and see Canada from a whole new perspective!
What you need to know
What is free for me and my family in 2017?
- Admission to national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada
- Lockage fees for Parks Canada’s historic canals and waterways.
What is not free?
Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission to our places, however, regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as:
- Camping and other accommodations
- Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
- Reservation fees
- Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission