Here's your Cultural Access Pass Members' Newsletter for the month of August. It's your number one source for program updates and news!



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Summer is winding down and the kids are getting ready to head back to school! Use your Cultural Access Pass and soak up the last few days of summer while you can! From museums, to parks, to art galleries, head our CAP directory to find a full list of places you can go!

Top 3 attractions to visit this August:

      1. Banff National Park, Calgary, AB
      2. Front George National Historic Site, Niagara-on-the-lake, ON
      3. Gros Morne National Park, Gros Morne, Newfoundland


Share the Chair

Sit back, relax and enjoy nature with the help of Parks Canada's red chairs. You can find them in some of the country's more unique and treasured places. Find the chairs, snap a photo and share it on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtags #SharetheChair and #TimetoConnect for a complete list of red chair locations, click here.


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Manitoba Museum

A very special exhibit will be opening at  the Manitoba Museum to showcase special exhibits from Terry Fox's life. For the Fox family, it will also serve as a family reunion and a way to recognize terry's legacy in the pronvince and across the country. " There's a whole next generation that's embracing Terry's story." Terry's brother Darell, said. So if you are from Manitoba or visiting the area be sure to head to the Manitoba Museum to check out this special exhibit. 

Catch em'all with Pokemon GO at select CAP attractions

With the current excitement of Pokemon GO sweeping the nation, many CAP attractions are welcoming the influx of visitors hoping to catch some Pokemon. Ryan Dodge, digital engagement co-ordinator at the ROM, said "people have been catching the characters next to ancient artefacts such as the skelton of Futalognkosaurus dinosaur located in the lobby." The AGO psoted on their twitter excited about the new visitors they were getting by allowing Pokestops within the galleries. Remember - each CAP attraction has it's own rule and regulations. Please check with front desk representatives before exploring the museum! Pokestops! #PokemonGO #PokemonMuseum



This has been a busy month for CAP — 2 new attractions across Canada have joined the CAP program!

Check them out on our CAP attraction directory

Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia Studio Bell home of the National Centre, Calgary, Alberta



Ahlan! Welcome! Bienvenue!

The #AhlanCanada program had an extremely busy July! We headed to Vancouver, British Columbia for two events held at the Museum of Anthropology and Vancouver Art Gallery. In between these two events Ahlan Canada took 40 Syrian newcomers to Black Creek Pioneer village for a day full of farm animals, hay rides and playing dress up!

CAP Spotlight

This month we would like the highlight two extraordinary CAP members, Ariane and David. They shared " it was with great pride and gratitude that my husband and I have become Canadian citizens last December! After receiving our Cultural Access Pass, we thought that this would be a great opportunity to visit our new country. In late May, we crossed the country from East to West using our ViaRail discount for travels between Toronto and Edmonton, a unique experience that left us aware of the vastness of the country. We then visited the Rocky Mountains by car and have been amazed by these magical landscapes. Finally we finished our journey in Vancouver and Victoria. 2 weeks and thousands of kilometers later, we return with beautiful memories, amazing landscapes and meaningful encounters" We love hearing from CAP members like Ariane David! If you have a story feel free to email us at #CapCanada

6 Degrees Citizen Space

In less than two months, the ICC's inaugural 6 Degrees Citizen Space will bring politicians, business leadrs, visionaries, activities, humanitarians, artists and educators to Toronto find radical and radically inclusive solutions to the challenges of citizenship in the 21st century. 6 Degrees participants and partners are at the forefront of efforts to both respond to the challenges of our time and envision new, more inclusive futures. The ICC is delighted to announce RBC as 6 Degrees Corporate Presenting Partner. Follow @6DegreesTO on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily updates on the exciting initatives our partners and participants are working on.


The ICC on the Agenda

Check out Director, ICC Insights Heather Steel on the Agenda as she talks all things sports and belonging in Canada with Steve Paikin. The Agenda welcomes a panel of sports fanatics and experts to discuss the importance of sports and playing together. Watch now! Click here to see highlights from the ICC's report, Playing Together - new citizen, sports and belonging, or to learn more about this report click here.





Help make CAP better!

We're always looking for ways to make this program even stronger and CAP members (you!) are our best source of information! We'd love to hear your feedback.

Email us at to share your experiences as well as anything we can do to improve your CAP experience!



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Take a train ride with VIA Rail! Receive a once-in-a-lifetime discount of 50% off the lowest fare, for yourself and up to 4 children under the age of 18! Click to learn more and start planning your adventure! Explore the beauty of Canada's natural landscapes! Thanks to our partnership with Parks Canada, you can visit any national park or historic site for free! Click to learn more. Stay for less with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts CAP members receive a special one-time offer from Fairmont!  Book a room at a participating Fairmont hotel and save 20% off the best available rate and a $50 dining credit! Click here to find out more!