Canada here I come….


My Discovery Pass came in the mail this week!    If you remember from my previous blog,, Canada is offering their National Park pass for free in 2017.   To be honest, I wasn’t really sure if this offer was open to us in the good old USA or if it was only for Canadians.   Since they were so kind to send me the pass, I will have to make sure to visit one or more of Canada’s National Parks this year.   If anyone has suggestions of their favorite Canadian National Parks to visit, please comment and let me know.   Thank you!


Canada National Parks Free in 2017


If you are a regular reader of bighorntravelblog, then you know that we love National Parks.   Big news was announced recently that the Canada National Parks Discovery Pass is free in 2017.   The Discovery Pass normally costs about $104 USD so it is a great savings and a big opportunity to see the most beautiful places in Canada.   The reason for this offer is Canada 150.  Canada 150 is the celebration of  Canada’s 150th birthday.

Now, I wasn’t sure if this offer was only for Canadians or if they would let their friends to the south participate.   So I went on the Canada Parks website and 20 seconds later my Discovery Pass was ordered and free first class shipping to me in Georgia.   I think that I am going to have to add some trips to Canada in 2017 to my planned trip schedule now.

Now I must admit that I don’t know nearly as much about the Canada National Park system as I do the US National Parks.   I looked up and found out that there are 47 National Parks.   Some like Banff are easily accessible from a major airport but others are pretty remote and I assume very difficult to get to.    I am looking forward to learning more about the Canada National Parks in 2017.   Happy 150th Birthday Canada!