Living in British Columbia we are very fortunate to have some of our National Parks right here in our backyard to visit and explore whenever we can. If that is not exciting enough for you, there are all of the provinces within driving distance that have beautiful National parks in them as well.
Over the years my family has visited a few of these spectacular parks that visitors comes to see from all around the world every year. This year to celebrate 150 years of Canada’s Confederation you can visit all of the parks in 2017 for free with your purchase of a 2016 pass.
Parks Canada has some info up now about this great promotion Discovery Pass promo
Glacier National Park
With exceptional alpine scenery and deep valleys filled with ancient forests, Glacier National Park is a year-round paradise. Scale its heights following trails pioneered by legendary Swiss mountain guides, take a gentle stroll amid moss-draped old-growth cedars or hike through alpine meadows strewn with lichen-covered boulders. After a day’s exploring, sink into an armchair before a roaring fire and steep yourself in the history of Rogers Pass, the final link in the railway that brought Canada together as a nation.
Yoho National Park
These are the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Towering rockwalls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks earn the park its name; Yoho is a Cree expression of awe and wonder. Here in the shadow of the Great Divide are the secrets of ancient ocean life, the power of ice and water, and the stories of plants and animals that continue to evolve today.
Pacific Rim National National Park Reserve
Suit up in your storm gear and watch the winter breakers crash on a rocky shoreline, or enjoy a summer stroll along an endless sandy beach. Step out of your kayak to be greeted by a First Nation Beach Keeper, or hear ancient legends told around the campfire by Guardians of the West Coast Trail. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve offers a West Coast experience steeped in nature and history.
According to CBC all park fees will be waved for 2017. New immigrants to Canada and all children under the age of 18 will be free. Watch the video and keep an eye out for more information
Parks Canada to waive entrance fees in 2017 https://t.co/kNTVSTZe76
— BC Family (@BCFamilyFun) January 9, 2016
Having a big family I can not wait to get out more and explore all there is to see in this beautiful province and amazing country.
What National park will you be visiting?