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Free 2017 Parks Canada Pass!

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Free 2017 parks Canada pass
Free 2017 Parks Canada Pass!

Did you grab your free 2017 Parks Canada Pass yet? To celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the government is giving away free passes. Hooray!

And that doesn’t mean only access to parks! National historic sites and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada are all included!

Here in Nova Scotia, you can visit all the following free:

  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada, Baddeck
  • Beaubassin National Historic Site of Canada, Fort Lawrence
  • Bloody Creek National Historic Site of Canada, Bridgetown
  • Canso Islands National Historic Site of Canada, Canso
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada, Cape Breton
  • Charles Fort National Historic Site of Canada, Annapolis Royal
  • D’Anville’s Encampment National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax
  • Fort Anne National Historic Site of Canada, Annapolis Royal
  • Fort Edward National Historic Site of Canada, Windsor
  • Fort Lawrence National Historic Site of Canada, Fort Lawrence
  • Fort McNab National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax
  • Fort Sainte Marie de Grace National Historic Site of Canada, LaHave
  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada, Louisbourg
  • Georges Island National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax
  • Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada, Grand Pré
  • Grassy Island Fort National Historic Site of Canada, Canso
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax
  • Kejimkujik National Historic Site of Canada, Kejimkujik
  • Kejimkujik National Park of Canada, Kejimkujik
  • Marconi National Historic Site of Canada, Table Head
  • Melanson Settlement National Historic Site of Canada, Lower Granville
  • Port-Royal National Historic Site of Canada, Port Royal
  • Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax
  • Royal Battery National Historic Site of Canada, Louisbourg
  • Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada, Sable Island
  • St. Peters National Historic Site of Canada, St. Peter’s
  • St. Peters Canal National Historic Site of Canada, St. Peter’s
  • The Bank Fishery – The Age of Sail Exhibit, Lunenburg
  • Wolfe’s Landing National Historic Site of Canada, Kennington Cove
  • York Redoubt National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax

Grab your free 2017 Parks Canada pass now and enjoy unlimited field trips this year!

I see many field trips to the Fortress of Louisbourg in our future this year. How about you? Which sites will you visit? Let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &

Laughter,

Kimberly

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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 information@pc.gc.ca.

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

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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Gr. 8 Students: 1 yr FREE access to Parks Canada!

Know the past. Enjoy the present. Protect the future.

 If your son or daughter is in Grade 8/Secondary 2, they are eligible to receive a “My Parks Pass” in April 2012! The pass grants them free daily access to over 200 Parks Canada locations for a full year (valid until April 30, 2013).
 
By showing their “My Parks Pass”, they can also obtain an instant discount for the entire family on a daily family or group pass. The “My Parks Pass” entitles you to purchase an annual park or historic site pass or a Parks Canada Discovery Pass at a discounted rate. Buy yours today for an adventure the entire family will enjoy!
 
While public school students receive theirs at school, homeschoolers can request a student kit through the Parks Canada National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or information@pc.gc.ca.
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Are You Canada’s Next Youth Ambassador?

Become a Parks Canada Youth Ambassador – A Gift to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

  • Are you a young Canadian aged 18 to 25?
  • Do you love the great outdoors?
  • Are you interested in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?
  • Can you motivate and inspire your peers and youth to get out and explore Canada’s treasured places and contribute to building a stronger Canada?
  • Would you like to experience some of Canada’s spectacular national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas?

Now is your chance to experience Parks Canada Live and make a difference!

Go to the Parks Canada Website now for all the details!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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In Gr. 8? Get a FREE Parks Canada Full-Year Pass!

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WOW! Parks Canada is giving away free passes to all national parks, historic sites and national marine conservation areas to ALL Grade 8 students across Canada!   You have a full year (until April 30, 2012) to discover all that Canada has to offer at 42 national parks, 167 national historic sites and 4 national marine conservation areas across the country.
So your family doesn’t feel left out, you can flash your pass for an instant discount on a daily family or group pass, too. You can also purchase a family/group Parks Canada Discovery Pass at a discounted rate. Treat your family to an adventure today!
Teachers and home schooled students who were missed during the distribution can request a student kit through the Parks Canada National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or information@pc.gc.ca.
PS — Don’t forget to enter the V.I.P. Code from the back of your pass for a chance to win Canada’s Ultimate Family Adventure!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,