This year is Canada's 150th birthday! And to celebrate our home and native land, the Government of Canada has released a Parks Canada Discovery Pass that you can download absolutely free.

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This pass will give you free, unlimited access to National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across Canada for all of 2017. Over 1 million passes have already been downloaded!

With Canada ranked as the #1 destination to visit in 2017 by The New York Times, why not start in your own backyard here in the beautiful British Columbia?

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Yoho National Park

Home of breathtaking valleys and the jewel-blue Lake O'Hara, no wonder the park is named after the Cree expression for awe and wonder.

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Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site

Gwaii Haanas, literally meaning "Islands of Beauty", protects an archipelago of 138 islands. Experience vast wild seas and calm secluded bays with beautiful rain forest meadows.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Explore awe-inspiring sea shores and an abundance of ocean life on the beautiful beaches and rain forests of Pacific Rim National Park.

Kootenay National Park

Situated among the gargantuan rockies, experience Kootenay 's most gorgeous icy mountains and relaxing steamy hot springs.

Glacier National Park

Hike, or even ski, through thousands of kilometers of alpine scenery and deep valleys that will absolutely take your breath away.

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Mount Revelstoke National Park

Jump off of one of Mount Revelstoke's world-famous ski jumps in the winter or relax by the clear blue lake in the summer, Mount Revelstoke is a year-round beauty.

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