Oh! The Places You Can Go With a Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


gondola-banff-national-parkAcross Canada is a system of national parks and historic sites that tell the story of our great country. In these natural jewels, visitors can immerse themselves in breathtaking scenery and richly diverse surroundings, from mountains and plains, to boreal forests and tundra, to lakes and glaciers.

You can gain an understanding of Canada’s fascinating past, gaze in awe at the wild things that call this wilderness home, and enjoy outdoor pastimes like camping, hiking, canoeing, skiing and more.

One single Discovery Pass gives you access to nearly 100 national sites

A Discovery Pass from Parks Canada give you unlimited opportunities to explore nearly 100 places for one full year! Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Canada’s west coast, learn how the bison was brought back from near extinction at Elk Island National Park in Alberta, spot migrating song birds and Monarch butterflies at Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, and experience the wonder and drama of Terra Nova National Park in New Brunswick. And that is just for starters.

Your pass is also your ticket into world famous national parks like Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Glacier, plus historic sites in every province including the Yukon. In addition, you can access Fathom Five National Marine Park in Ontario, and Saquenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park in Quebec.

A year of unlimited access

Your Discovery Pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. There is no limit to the number of times or places you can visit within that year.

A Discovery Pass:

  • Provides faster entry and greater convenience
  • Makes a great gift idea for hikers, campers or explorers
  • Can pay for itself in as little as seven visits/days compared to purchasing day passes
  • Helps to raise funds that stay with Canada’s National Historic Sites, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Parks to maintain them.

What does it cost?

Family/Group * $ 136.40

Youth Individual (ages 6-16) $ 33.30

Adult Individual (ages 17-64) $ 67.70

Senior Individual (ages 65+) $ 57.90

Prices include taxes, and first-class shipping to Canada, the U.S. and international countries.

Where can you buy your Discovery Pass?

You can order your Discovery Pass online , or call 1-888-773-8888 to speak to a sales representative.

For more information, visit the Parks Canada site at www.pc.gc.ca.

* 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.

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