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Grade 8 Free Parks Pass 2016

It’s spring – a great time to get outside and enjoy Parks Canada’s beautiful and educational parks and historical sites! If your child is in Grade 8 (Secondary 2 in Quebec), they can get a free pass!

Grade 8 Free Parks Pass

Grade 8 Free Parks Pass 2016

“My Parks Pass” is available for all Grade 8 students and gives them free admission to over 200 Parks Canada parks and historical sites for a full year (valid until April 30, 2016).

By showing their “My Parks Pass”, they can also obtain an instant discount for the entire family by purchasing a daily family or group pass. The “My Parks Pass” enables you to purchase an annual park or historic site pass, or a Parks Canada Discovery Pass at a discount!

We took advantage of this deal when our son was in Grade 8 and he was quite proud that he was the reason we were able to enjoy some great family outings. We had fun going to the Fortress of Louisbourg, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, and more as a family, as often as we liked for a whole year. I highly recommend that once you have your child’s “My Parks Pass” that you take advantage of one of the family annual passes, for adventures the entire family can enjoy!

Public school students receive their passes at school with their class, but homeschool parents can request a student kit through the Parks Canada National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or through email at

What Parks Canada parks and historical sites will you visit with your Gr. 8 child? Please let me know in the comments below!

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Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.