Parks Canada Parks Canada: FREE Admission to All National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas in 2017 FREE Admission to National Parks in 2017 + More!

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Bring some mosquito repellent and spend some time with your friends and family in the great outdoors, because Parks Canada is offering FREE admission to all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary! Plus, boating enthusiasts can get free lockage at all of Canada's historic canals and waterways!

To take advantage of this offer, you'll need to order a 2017 Discovery Pass, Seasonal Lockage Permit or Seasonal Overnight Mooring Permit. All passes are free and only the 2017 Discovery Pass is currently available, with the other passes coming soon.

While admission is free to all Parks Canada locations, regular fees still apply for other activities, including:

  • Backcountry overnight use
  • Camping, backcountry and other accommodations
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
  • Firewood
  • Guided tours and hikes and programs not regularly included with admission
  • Mooring
  • Parking fees
  • Reservation fees

Be sure to check with the Parks Canada location you'll be visiting before you embark on your trip for complete details.

The passes are available now and will be available to order throughout 2017. All passes are valid from January 1 to December 31 2017.


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    • This is great news! Thanks for sharing!
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    • It's NOT completely. You have a BUY a 2016 for 2017 to be free.
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    • Free 2017 Discovery Pass
      Celebrate Canada 150! Free admission is here!
      2017 is the 150th anniversary of Confederation. As Canada's gift to you, the 2017 Discovery Pass will provide free admission for the entire year to Parks Canada places from coast-to-coast to coast.
      Find adventure, fun for the whole family, or a short break from the everyday. There's never been a better time to make your Parks Canada dream a reality!
      Start planning your next visit at

      Edit: please try to order it online by using mobile site on your mobile phones. It is faster when compared to the normal website.

      Let the peace prevail :)
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    • Website seems to be down. I can add to cart but when I proceed to checkout it keeps crashing. I guess there is overwhelming demand.

      It's a cool looking pass. Too bad Compass Card didn't hire the same designer.
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    • Try using mobile site...i.e using mobile phone. It worked for me
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    • worked just fine for me. A little slow though. Thanks
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    • Took 10minutes. Site is jammed. Thanks op
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    • I'm on my iPhone 6 plus and when i click "add to cart", nothing happens?
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    • RFD effect in full swing. Free and we crash it.
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    • Its still working. My friend just ordered his.
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    • Was successful with phone, but it was slow.
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    • Thanks OP, took awhile but managed to order one.
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    • Slow but get the job done on my iPad, made typo about my email address, lol
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    • Managed to get through on mobile, thanks OP.
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    • got one.
      thank you!
      it's going to be busy out there this year.
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    • just click and wait on mobile device. It will eventually work. :)
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