Cultural Access Pass to the Great Outdoors
Step outside and discover the beauty of Canada's natural heritage and historical sites!
Parks Canada invites all members of the Cultural Access Pass program to cultivate new adventures and experiences by visiting their world-famous parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas for free! Use your Cultural Access Pass at the gates of any Parks Canada site and receive a free day pass.*
Take your family for a hike in the woods, a picnic in the park or a paddle through the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Visit one of Canada's national historic sites where the nation's defining moments come to life. Each national historic site tells its own unique part of the greater story of Canada, contributing a sense of time, identity, and place to our understanding of Canada as a whole.
Use your Cultural Access Pass to visit all of Parks Canada's natural, cultural and historical treasures for free.*
- Stand atop Signal Hill, gaze at the Atlantic Ocean and let your soul be stirred by the crack of muskets, the roar of cannon fire and the smell of black powder.
- Perhaps you'd prefer to tower over the Bay of Fundy from the top of the Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site of Canada?
- Venture into the intimacy of a lavish bourgeois home and learn about Sir George-Étienne Cartier, a leading political figure of Confederation.
- For a view of a different kind, enjoy a special glimpse into the lives of two of Canada's most celebrated Prime Ministers during an evening candlelit tour of Laurier House.
- Hop on a voyager canoe built for ten and paddle out into the marsh at Point Pelee National Park in southern Ontario.
- Hear the stories that illuminate one of Canadian history's most compelling and controversial figures at Riel House National Historic Site, the family home of Louis Riel.
- Ride horseback with a local ranch guide and watch for plains bison, grab your bicycle and head out along the trails, paddle the Sturgeon River, or enjoy a picnic at the Valleyview day use area of Prince Albert National Park.
- Gaze into the cold Yukon River from the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site and imagine the chug of the steam-powered engines, the splashing of the powerful paddlewheel and the blast of the steam whistle.
- Experience the birthplace of Canada's national park system, the breath-taking Banff National Park.
- Hike through the rainforest, linger on the soft sands of Long Beach or climb Radar Hill and look west to Japan within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
Visit Parks Canada's website for a full list of wonderful experiences that await you!
*Parking, camping and other fees are not covered by this offer. Please read the Terms & Conditions for use of the Cultural Access Pass and visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for help with questions about this and other offers.
Questions about the program?
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