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Canada National Parks Free Admission for 2017

2017 makes a great year to visit Canada, as this year marks the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation signed on the 1st July 1867.

There will be much celebration though-out this great country with many events taking place. No doubt, if you travel to Canada this year you will not be far from an event in one of the many provinces. 

Parks Canada is an agency of the Government of Canada and manages 46 National Parks, 4 National Marine Conservation Areas, 168 National Historical Sites and 1 National Landmark – The Pingo National Landmark in the Northwest Territories. 

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary, Parks Canada is offering free admission all year to all National Parks and Marine Conservation Areas.   So make 2017, the year you visit Canada and take a free visit to some of the following parks and locations. 

Three out of Five of Alberta’s National Parks are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the best known of these surround the towns of Banff and Jasper which are easily accessed by the gateway airports of Calgary and Edmonton. 

Banff National Park was Canada’s first National Park and spans over 2,500 square miles of valleys, mountains, glacier, forests and meadows. There is a wide choice of accommodation in the towns of Banff and Lake Louise from standard 3 star hotels to the 5 star Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to make your stay even more special. 

Jasper National Park offers nearly 1000km of trails, wildlife watching and the largest Dark Sky Reserve on the Planet. 
Waterton National Park is the third UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located near the village of Waterton. The park offers and International Peace Park and Biosphere Reserve with a diverse range of Landscapes and Wildlife. 

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British Columbia 

Kootenay and Yoho National Parks are British Columbia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites 

Kootenay N.P is located near the Alberta Border and is part of the Rocky Mountains Park World Heritage Area.  The closest towns are Radium Hot Springs and Banff and is easily reached from Washington State if you would like a two-country holiday. The National Park offers many hiking trails, naturally heated mineral rich hot pools and a well-marked 90 minute Scenic Drive. 

Yoho National Park features towering rock walls, spectacular waterfalls and 28 peaks over 3000 metres in height. 

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Algonquin National Park is the oldest and most famous parks in Ontario and is a 3 hour drive from both Toronto and Ottawa which will make it a great addition to an Ontario Fly Drive.  Huntsville is the nearest town and has plenty of hotels and large resorts to suit your requirements. A Wide variety of wildlife can be seen with Moose, Bears, Wolves and Birds. 

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Le Mauriche National Park is easily accessible from Montreal, with plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails and lakes for Canoeing and Kayaking. Alternatively Tremblant National Park is also close to Montreal and although mainly known as a ski resort in the winter, it is popular year round, where the ski runs are popular with mountain bikers.

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Nova Scotia 
Cape Breton National Park is best known for the World Famous Cabot Trail and has 26 scenic trails following the coastline or through lush, forested river canyons. 

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In some of the most spectacular locations, classic relaxing red chairs have been positioned as part of a #Sharethechair Social Media Campaign, encouraging you to take a seat and a new perspective. 

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