Canada's sesquicentennial birthday lands in 2017, and to celebrate, the Canadian government is giving away free Parks Canada Discovery Passes to all citizens.
The pass allows for free admission to all National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas, and National Historic Sites across the country. Over 1 million passes have already been downloaded since the offer was released.
With over 49 national parks in Canada, there are tons of places to visit. To help you get started, here are all of the Canadian national parks you can visit for free in Ontario this year:
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Experience windswept white pine trees, stunning granite islands and the glory of the St. Lawrence River.
A gorgeous Carolinian forest, a traversing wooden boardwalk and plethora of awe-inspiring plant life can all be found in this southern paradise.
The world's largest freshwater archipelago also features beautiful granite shores of the Canadian shield and a thick deciduous forest full of trails and campsites.
See some of Canada's most ancient trees and landforms in this rugged wilderness park on the Lake Superior shoreline.
This park is characterized by dramatic rock cliffs, gorgeous blue waters and ancient Canadian cedar trees.
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See everything from beautiful grassy cliffs, rare orchid species, and 22 old shipwrecks in this Lake Huron beauty.
While this conservation area does not have any formal facilities, there are still several activities to do, including hikes along the rugged north shore and sailing on the Superior.
For more national and provincial parks, see these articles as well:
- 20 National Parks In Canada You Should Visit At Least Once In Your Life
- 14 Ontario Provincial Parks You Must Take A Road Trip To At Least Once
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