To celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary, Canada will be offering free entry to all its national parks for the whole of 2017. A special multi-use park pass will waive entrance fees to the nation’s 47 parks and nature reserves for all visitors.
On July 1, 1867, the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, were united into one Dominion of Canada, making Canada a new federation with its own constitution. Since then, Canada Day has been celebrated each year on July 1.
To make the country’s 150th celebrations a little more special, Canada’s minister for the environment and climate change Catherine McKenna has teamed up with Parks Canada to invite tourists and residents alike to enjoy the nation’s natural treasures absolutely free of charge.
However, with record numbers expected to hit Canada’s parks this year conservationists have voiced concerns that local flora and fauna could suffer.
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