In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, admission to national parks across the country were made free for all Canadians this year. But with 45 amazing options to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming to decide which ones are worth making a trip to.
Which national parks will you visit with your Discovery Pass? Check out these 13 great options for inspiration:
Yoho National Park
Yoho National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the region of the Canadian Rockies. It features several great sights, including giant peaks, colossal glaciers and beautiful waterfalls.
Banff National Park
Banff National Park is the true definition of natural beauty. This park doesn't have to try to be gorgeous - with beautiful lakes like the Moraine and scenic hiking trails throughout the area, there's lots to explore here.
Grasslands National Park
Grasslands National Park exemplifies the beauty in simplicity. The wide open plains of the prairies offer a unique kind of solitude that will definitely fulfill your wanderlust.
Riding Mountain National Park
Riding Mountain National Park is where the wonders of winter and spring collide. From rolling meadows covered in beautiful yellow goldenrods and aspen to the gorgeous sights of snow-covered landscapes under the Aurora Borealis, this park will inspire you with its views.
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Bruce Peninsula National Park has been rated the best of national park in Ontario, and for good reason. Stunning cliffs, intriguing caves and crystal blue waters can all be found here.
Forillon National Park
Forillon National Park offers many opportunities for adventure by the sea, or within its forested cliffs. Many of its trails lead to gorgeous lookouts that offer breathtaking views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Fundy National Park
Fundy National Park is most known for having the world's highest tides. But more than this, it consists of lush Acadian forests and beautiful shores that showcase the beauty of the Atlantic region.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Cape Breton Highlands National Park is the home of the world-famous Cabot Trail, which meanders throughout the entire area. The stunning views of the highlands and the Atlantic Ocean are must-sees for any traveller.
Prince Edward Island National Park
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island National Park is characterized by red cliffs and sandy beaches. The wonderful sights and tranquil atmosphere makes this park the perfect destination for escaping the city.
Gros Morne National Park
Newfoundland and Labrador
Gros Morne National Park features a diverse array of spectacular natural landforms, from towering fjords and cliffs to beaches and bogs. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site for its ancient landscape.
Kluane National Park
Kluane National Park is a great place for extreme adventurers. It is home to vast ice fields, surging rivers and towering mountains like Mount Logan, which has the highest peak in Canada.
Nahanni National Park
Nahanni National Park is every outdoor adventurer's dream. From crazy mountain trails to breathtaking lake views, this park is perfect for the curious wanderer.
Auyuittuq National Park
Auyuittuq National Park consists of unique Baffin landscapes that include granite mountain ranges, massive glaciers and beautiful tundra valleys. A diversity of interesting wildlife, terrestrial and aquatic, can also be found here.