Sophie Gregoire Trudeau is inviting all Canadian youth under the age of 17 to visit any of our country’s national parks for free in 2018. Parks Canada is extending its Canada 150 special offering free admission for youth 17 and under to all national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas.
"There is no better way to celebrate families than by enjoying the outdoors and discovering the countless benefits of nature for our health and wellness. I invite all youth 17 and under to visit our national parks and national historic sites for free in 2018 and beyond. These experiences will create memories that will last a lifetime for Canadian youth and their families, as it has done for our family", explained Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Parks Canada's Honourary Guide for Families.
Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada says it’s in response to the millions of Canadians who celebrated Canada 150 in 2017.
In 2017, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the government's gift to Canadians was free admission to Parks Canada places. While youth will enjoy free admission beginning in 2018, Parks Canada is returning to fee-based admission for adults and seniors to national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas, including lockage at historic canals.
The Parks Canada Discovery Pass is the ideal way to discover nature and connect with Canada's history. For information on purchasing the 2018 Parks Canada Discovery Pass, please visit the Parks Canada website.