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Free entry to Parks Canada places in 2017

Thinking of exploring some of Canada’s national treasures?

This is the time! Admission to Parks Canada places will be free for everyone in 2017. Learn more at

Exploring Jasper National Park!

Another school year over, and another Canada’s Coolest School Trip enjoyed! The winners of the 2016 trip hailed from Toronto, Ontario. In June, the Duke of Connaught Public School’s split grade 7/8 class gave up the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto to enjoy 5 unforgettable days in Alberta’s Jasper National Park. They stayed at the amazing Palisades Stewardship Education Centre, an inspiring Education Centre set in the middle of the mountains that offers nature-immersion programs to students in Alberta, across Canada and across the world.

Discover Your Parks Contest Winners

Discover Your Parks contest

Thanks for entering the Discover Your Parks contest! Below you will find a list of prize winners. Don't forget to use your My Parks Pass to Discover Your Parks with your family and friends this summer! You can find a list of national parks and national historic sites that you can visit for free, for an entire year, on our Where To Go page! We hope to see you soon!

iPad mini Winners

Dania Alhelwani
Fairview Junior High School

Explore Parks Canada places for FREE this summer!

What’s on you checklist this summer? If it’s to spend as much time exploring as possible – we have you covered with the My Parks Pass program. This program gives grade 8/secondary 2 students free entry to all national parks and national historic sites across Canada. If you’re in grade 8/secondary 2, ask your teacher to order My Parks Passes for your class before May 31st at so that you can start exploring now!

Announcing the Winner of Canada’s Coolest School Trip Contest!

Congratulations to Caledonia Regional High School, from Hillsborough, New Brunswick for winning the 2015 Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest! This amazing class will be heading on a five-day adventure to Parks Canada places in Quebec. They’ll explore the natural beauty of La Mauricie National Park and experience the rich history of the national historic sites in Québec City.

Watch their Grand Prize winning video:

Order Your My Parks Pass Today!

Until now, the My Parks Pass was sent directly to schools. But this year, teachers will be required to order their passes online to get them. Order here

If you’re a Grade 8/Secondary 2 student, you’ll need to ask your teacher to order passes for your class
for unlimited free entry to all Parks Canada places!

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