Brief: Free National Parks passes to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017

National Park passes bought in 2016 will be valid for two years, and the parks will be free in 2017, Parks Canada announced this week.

Access to views like this one of the sunsetting on the Clachnacuddain Range in Mount Revelstoke National Park will be free in 2017.

National Park passes bought in 2016 will be valid for two years, Parks Canada announced this week.

The initiative is part of celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. The new Liberal government has said it will make entrance to all national parks free in 2017.

A family or group pass good for all national parks costs $136.40. An individual pass is $67.70 for adults, $57.90 for seniors and $33.30 for youth under 16.

An annual pass that’s good just for Mount Revelstoke & Glacier National Parks is $19.60 for youth, $34.30 for seniors, $39.20 for adults, and $98.10 for a family or group.

Starting in 2018, admission to the national parks will be free for children under 18 and new Canadians.

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