5 Reasons to get a Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Canada is really an amazing place to live, grow and raise a family. The ever changing landscape, four distinctive seasons and friendly people makes it a great place for travelers and locals to discover year after year. I have been very fortunate to live in and explore many of the provinces throughout this great country. Each area with its unique wildlife and habitat makes for the most memorable vacations. every year thousands of tourists travel the world to see what Canada has to offer, yet Canadians themselves seldom take advantage of what is in our own backyards.

My children tell their friends of the places we have visited and many tell us they have not traveled farther than an hour from their homes. Others tell us their vacation destinations are in other countries and they really have no idea how different Canada is province to province. Each area has their own culture and history awaiting visitors. I can not wait to check out the spots we have yet to see.

A great way to discover more of Canada is with a Parks Canada Discovery Pass. Right now you can buy one for this year and it will also be good for next year. 2 for 1 pricing for the entire country.

Whether you want to explore and appreciate Canada’s unique and diverse wildlife, wilderness, and natural environment, or discover the inspiring people, places and events of our fascinating past, the Parks Canada Discovery Pass is the one for you.

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

5 Reasons to get a Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Family time

Spending time with the family is important. This is a great way to get out and enjoy your surroundings together.

Reason to explore

Enjoy unlimited opportunities to experience nearly 100 places that charge entry fees for a full year! Remember that other great places administered by Parks Canada are available with no entry charge!

So much to see and do 

Parks and attractions include National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas. Banff, Pacific Rim, Fundy, Bruce Peninsula are just some of the parks. Historic Attractions include Rocky Mountain House, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Red Bay, Laurier House, Green Gables Heritage House, The Fur Trade at Lachine and many more.

Educate yourself and your kids

Getting outdoors back to nature is a great way to expand your mind. Add in all of the historic sites you can visit and your knowledge of Canadian history will grow first hand.

Affordable good old fashioned family fun 

Your fees stay with Canada’s National Historic Sites, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Parks to help us maintain the places you love Buy in the 2016 season and get the 2017 season free.

Many of these sites are open all year and are easily accessible for all. If you live near any of the Parks Canada locations or plan on visiting an area near them, the discovery pass celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday is the way to go. Admission for 2 years on a pass that easily pays for itself after 7 visits.


Fees for the Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Taxes Included
Family/Group * $ 136.40
Youth Individual (ages 6-16) $ 33.30
Adult Individual (ages 17-64) $ 67.70
Senior Individual (ages 65+) $ 57.90

* Up to seven people arriving together in a single vehicle at a National Park, or at the same time at a National Marine Conservation area or National Historic Site.

Start planning your next Canadian adventure and visit Parks Canada for information and destinations to visit along the way www.pc.gc.ca Follow them on Twitter for inspiration when planning your next trip @ParksCanada

Have you visited any of these amazing parks in Canada?


I received a Parks Canada Discovery Pass in exchange for my coverage during our travels. 




  1. Treen Goodwin says

    sounds like a great time , wish i was closer i would def go and bring the lil ones ! would be so much fun , thanks for sharing !

  2. The Family price s really quite reasonable especially if you use it a couple of times at least then you’ve likely more than achieved your Return on the initial cost. We need to spend more time exploring Canada’s parks. Actually we should be doing some of that in Quebec this week. I will check the web site and learn more to see if we should still get one for this summer. Thanks!

  3. What a great deal! I think we all should be visiting more Canadian places. I love parks, being outdoors and spending time with the family.

  4. I’m going to tell my hubby about this! We just went to Crawford lake in Milton,ONT and had a wonderful time. I would really like to explore more parks in our area.

  5. Oh that is awesome I had no idea a parks discovery pass even existed! Am entirely looking forward to celebrating our country’s 150th bday, and this is certainly a way to go about it. 🙂 Especially since many (if not all) of these parks are open all year ’round! Thanks for the heads up, hun! <3

  6. Great idea! There are so many beautiful parks right here in BC and in Alberta, we wouldn’t even have to go very far.

  7. We are so lucky to live in a country with bountiful (and beautiful) parks like these! As a kid, my family didn’t do a ton of camping or travelling, but I tried to rectify that as an adult. I have had the pleasure of visiting Bon Echo Provinical Park, Tobermory and a few others. I had no clue that the family pass was so affordable. I will definitely check it out next time hubby says we should go camping!

  8. I was fortunate to grow up in Banff National Park.The wonders and beauty of the Canadian Parks is amazing!

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