Special Events & Offers
Visit this page often to find the latest events, discounts and offers for Cultural Access Pass members.
Events are a great introduction to Canadian culture. Tour guides will help you and your family feel at home when visiting a place for the first time. They provide information about our country's history, art, innovations, or future.
See below for a list of latest discounts and offers available from Cultural Access Pass attractions.
Many attractions offer a discount when your show your Cultural Access Pass at their gift shop or café. Others invite you to buy a membership to their attraction at a reduced rate after your Cultural Access Pass expires.
Travel by Train for Less: An exclusive VIA Rail Canada discount for CAP Members
Members of the Cultural Access Pass program are eligible for a once-in-a-lifetime discount on travel in Canada: 50% off the lowest available fare.
This amazing offer is exclusively for members of the Cultural Access Pass program. As Canada's newest citizens, VIA Rail Canada is your national passenger rail carrier. If you've never taken the train in Canada before, now is your chance! Discover your country and the many CAP attractions that invite you to visit for free. Tickets must be purchased on VIA Rail's website using a special coupon received when you pick up your Cultural Access Pass. Visit viarail.ca/en/new-canadian-citizen to find out more and to buy your ticket!
Discover Canada's history and nature with Parks Canada and the Cultural Access Pass
Click here to find out more.
Toronto2015 Pan and Parapan Am Games – Canada Wide
Coming Soon! Cultural Access Pass members and alumni: keep an eye on your email inboxes for details about a very special offer.
Canada’s leading grant-maker, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, has joined the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games as its Official Community Supporter and is donating the Games tickets it receives through this partnership to the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. They want you, Canada’s new citizens and the newest members of our communities, to enjoy and participate in the largest international multi-sport event Canada has ever hosted.
We will release details via email about how to get your tickets. Until then, visit the Toronto2015 website to learn about the Games and the many events taking place near you now.
Discover Alberta's Provincial Parks – Alberta – Through a partnership between the Alberta Government and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Cultural Access Pass holders visiting Alberta's nearly 500 provincial parks can enjoy:
Free day-use privileges to all of Alberta's provincial parks, including daily ski passes to Canmore Nordic Centre;
Free camping for two nights at a basic campsite;
Free backcountry camping for two nights; and
Free access to select parks programs throughout Alberta, including bus tours at Dinosaur Provincial Park.
"We want to encourage all Albertans to enjoy provincial parks regardless of how long they've lived here," said Tourism, Parks and Recreation Minister Cindy Ady. "Because of this wonderful partnership, we are making provincial parks more accessible for new Canadian citizens to explore nature from an entirely new perspective."
Manitoba Provincial Parks – Manitoba – Manitoba Parks invites you to get outside for adventure and to make lifelong memories at more than 50 provincial parks across Manitoba.
Cultural Access Pass members with a valid membership card will be given one annual Explorer Pass at no charge. This gives CAP members free vehicle entry into more than 50 of Manitoba's provincial parks. Explorer Passes are valid for one year beginning on May 1 and ending on April 30 of the following year.
Be sure to pick up your free Explorer Pass before visiting Manitoba's provincial parks.
Click here to find out how to get your own Explorer Pass.
Ontario Provincial Parks – Ontario – Ontario Parks has entered into an agreement with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship allowing Cultural Access Pass holders one year complimentary day use privileges in provincial parks.
A valid card will provide the card holder free day use opportunities for passenger vehicles (this includes a passenger van with a carrying capacity of no more than 14 people) only at provincial parks.
Saskatchewan Parks – Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan's Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport have announced that SaskParks, Government House, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and the T.rex Discovery Centre have joined CAP!
- All across the province, enjoy the beautiful beaches, challenging hiking trails, restored historic villages and fur trade posts.
- Use your CAP membership card to access the day use areas for free!
Montcalm Gallery – Ottawa-Gatineau Region – Upon presenting your Cultural Access Pass, you will receive a 15 % rebate on objects sold at the boutique (before taxes).
20% off AGO Membership – Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto – After your CAP expires, the AGO invites you to save 20% on their annual membership. Show your expired CAP card when applying for an AGO membership on site, or, send a photocopy of it along with an AGO membership application form when you apply by mail. This offer is only valid for the first three months after your CAP expires. Please contact the AGO Membership Department directly at 416-979-6620 or visit www.ago.net for details.
Rotary Centre for the Arts: "Everyone Plays Here!" – Kelowna, BC
Located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual and performing arts centre in which individuals of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share in the excitement of art and culture in the Okanagan. Find out why every year thousands of people attend concerts, plays, courses and galleries in our multi-purpose venue. As a CAP member, the Rotary Centre invites you to enjoy:
- FREE Drop in Classes : HeART Fit Tuesdays; Basement Musicians (every 2nd Tue); Bellydance Wednesdays; Feel The Rhythm Drum Circle (every 2nd Wed); and Salsa Thursdays.
To redeem this offer, visit www.rotarycentreforthearts.com or call the box office at (250) 717-5304.
The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre Tours – Toronto, ON
The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre has generously offered to provide complimentary tour access for eligible CAP card holders and up to 4 of their minor dependent children. these tours normally cost $12 for adults, and $10 Students and Seniors (includes HST).
Tours are offered year-round and guided by the Centre’s expert volunteers. Tours last for 1½ hours and recount the history and restoration of the complex. A guide leads their group through the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre, the unique and resplendent Winter Garden Theatre and samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. As well, a backstage exhibit housing the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a dressing room containing artifacts from the time period are on view.
- Tours are offered on a regular schedule - Thursdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. However, this schedule is subject to change based on special events or private bookings that may take precedence.
- Exceptions to the schedule are announced on the tours’ section of the Centre’s website.
- Reservations are not required.
About the Elgin & Winter Garden
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre (EWG) is one of the most beautiful theatre complexes in the world, and the world’s last operating double-decker theatre – with two separate and distinctive stacked theatres. A National Historic Site owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust, EWG is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and dedicated to providing theatre-goers with the best in Canadian and international entertainment – from musicals, comedies and concerts to dramas, operas and films.
Rememberance Day – Canada Wide – November 11 is Remembrance Day, a day when Canadians honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve, our country during times of conflict and peace.
It is marked with a ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa and at local ceremonies across the country.
5 ways to get involved
- Wear a poppy to honour those who have served Canada in uniform and those who have died in service to our country.
- Volunteer at your local Legion to help with the poppy campaign.
- Write to a member of the Canadian Forces posted in Canada or overseas.
- Use your CAP membership card to visit your local military museum for free.
- Use your CAP VIA Rail coupon to travel on a weekend journey to the National Capital and join Canadian veterans and citizens at the National War Memorial in collective remembrance.
Watch a short video about Canadian veterans: https://www.youtube.com/user/VeteransAffairsCa
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