Travel and Discover Canada with CAP
Be a tourist in your own country! Canada is full of places and experiences waiting to be discovered. Whether you're curious about Ottawa, your new National Capital, historic Quebec City, the breathtaking Rocky mountains, colourful northern lights, our famously friendly Atlantic provinces or the many destinations in between, your Cultural Access Pass can help you discover them all!
Use your pass to take your family on a trip within Canada. The Cultural Access Pass provides members and up to four minor dependent children with complimentary admission to more than 1,000 of Canada's cultural treasures from coast-to-coast-to-coast. CAP also provides discounts on travel.
Travel By Train For Less
As a member of the Cultural Access Pass program, you're eligible for a once-in-a-lifetime discount for VIA Rail Canada: 50% off the lowest available fare!
Canada is a big country, crisscrossed with railway tracks. Travelling by train is a unique experience that offers connections to history, nature, culture and each other. Take a trip across this great nation with your family, or simply escape for a weekend, using this very special offer from Canada's national passenger rail carrier.
Tickets must be purchased on VIA Rail's website. Visit viarail.ca/en/new-canadian-citizen for details.
Planning Your Trip
There are more than 1,000 Cultural Access Pass Attractions across the country, and visiting as many as possible is the perfect excuse to plan a trip within Canada.
With all the wonderful experiences CAP has to offer, you may be wondering where to start! Tourism bureaus across the country are there to help.
Follow the links below for key resources in each region:
- Ottawa, Canada's Capital
- Quebec and historic Quebec City
- The Rocky Mountains and West Coast
- Canada's North
- The Atlantic Provinces
- The Prairies
- Central Canada including Ontario
The Canadian Tourism Commission features information about Canada in 8 different languages. On Canada's official tourism website you'll find real trip advice and insider tips, explore things to do, places to visit and learn about events and festivals.
Special Travel Offers for CAP Members
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.*
Let VIA Rail Canada show you Canada's natural beauty on the Canadian. Linking Toronto and Vancouver, the Canadian is one of the world's most legendary and popular journeys. And, as a CAP Member, VIA offers you 50% off the lowest available fare! Tickets must be purchased on VIA Rail's website. Visit viarail.ca/en/new-canadian-citizen for details.
The National Capital Commission offers information and suggestions for visiting both the Ottawa and Gatineau portions of the National Capital Region. Visit their website or their Capital Information Centre Kiosk in Ottawa where you can also pick up your CAP membership card.
Ottawa Tourism is the best place to learn about this city with information on the many attractions, festivals, restaurants, hotels and more. You'll also find getaway packages and special offers, created with you in mind, such as "Get to Know Your Canada" on their website.
For a listing of all Special Offers visit the Events & Offers section of CAP's website.
Questions about the program?
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
We welcome any feedback about the CAP program and are happy to address any questions concerns you may have. Please email us at: CAP@icc-icc.ca or call 1-888-359-6998.
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