The True North turns the big 150 this year, and Canada wants to party! So to celebrate this momentous occasion, they're giving us something a little special and super memorable – free national park passes!
Yup, the 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass is available online and is 100% free. It gives you access to all National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites for the entire year.
So if you made a resolution to travel more this year, or if you're just looking for a new place to camp, here are two Manitoba national parks you won't want to miss out on. Make sure you stop by the red chairs!
Whether you go for a hike through the winter wonderland or launch your boat for a night of wake boarding this summer, this place is home to adventures year round. Stop by Clear Lake for a picnic, rent a cabin and get closer to nature. It's close enough to home but far enough to give you brand-new experiences, like sleeping under the stars, listening to wolves in the distance and coming face-to-face with bison.
Travel time: just under 3 hours, NW of Winnipeg
This remote, subarctic wilderness may be a little far from home and a step outside your comfort zone, but it's well worth the trip. The area is home to one of the largest polar bear maternity denning areas in the world. You heard that right. About 900 of the most majestic creatures on the planet are right here in our backyard, and 2017 is your chance to see them!
How to get there: by air, rail or road
And definitely don't miss out on the National Historic Sites right here in Manitoba!