I am proud to be a Canadian and am looking forward to sharing my country with you.

What better day to launch Vancouver and Beyond than on Canada’s 150th birthday! And what is a birthday without gifts?

During 2017, people in communities across Canada will be celebrating and in typical friendly Canadian-style, we hope you will join us. In addition to festivals and local events, Canada is giving everyone – Canadians and visitors – a gift. As part of the year-long celebration, you can explore national parks, national historic sites and marine conservation areas compliments of Parks Canada. The admission fee for Parks Canada-managed sites has been waived until December 31, 2017.

Parks Canada offers a list of places included in the complimentary pass so you can maximize your free Discovery Pass (http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/admission).

Order your Discovery Pass online at http://www.commandesparcs-parksorders.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=22953&urlLangId=-1&productId=524528

Lonely Planet chose Canada as the number one country to visit in 2017. “Bolstered by the wave of positivity unleashed by its energetic new leader Justin Trudeau, and with dynamic cities that dominate global livability indices and a reputation for inclusiveness and impeccable politeness, the world’s second-largest country will usher in its sesquicentennial in 2017 in rollicking good health. Marking 150 years since Confederation, the elongated birthday party promises to be heavy on bonhomie and highly welcoming to international gatecrashers. And, with a weak Canadian dollar pushing down prices, the overseas visitor should have plenty of pocket money to spend on Canada’s  exciting fusion food and mysteriously underrated wine.”

 

What are you waiting for?

Get your Discovery Pass and start exploring!