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My Parks Pass

My Parks Pass Canada

My Parks Pass is a program offered in collaboration by Parks Canada, Canadian Geographic Education, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Nature Canada and Historica Canada. The My Parks Pass program is an opportunity for students to explore and learn about Canada's rich history and amazing nature by connecting them to Parks Canada's network of national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas.

This multi-faceted program includes online learning tools, exciting contests, and free entry for grade 8 / secondary 2 classes all school year to any national park, national historic site or national marine conservation area managed by Parks Canada!

Passes for the My Parks Pass program are now available to order online at! Grade 8/secondary 2 teachers can now pre-order 2016-2017 passes for their class. Passes will be shipped in the spring of 2016.

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Enter to win Canada’s Coolest School Trip!

School might have just started...but it’s going to end with a bang for one lucky grade 8/secondary 2 class. This school year’s Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest will send one amazing class to explore Jasper National Park!

Students will cruise the Athabasca River on white water rafts and will discover the Columbia Icefield as they ride the giant Ice Explorer and walk on glaciers. Students will also be inspired by the unmatched and breathtaking views on the Jasper SkyTram, will delve into the past at the historic Palisades Centre, and much more!

Jasper National Park
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To enter, classes must pick a Parks Canada place that they think is extraordinary and demonstrate, in a 60 second video clip, why it is important to Canadians. Contest entries will be accepted online at February 22, 2016. The contest is open to all grade 8/secondary 2 classes and split classes that include grade 8/secondary 2 students. For trip details, and complete contest rules and regulations, visit

My Parks Pass Activity Guide

My Parks Pass - Activity Guide

The activities found in the My Parks Pass Activity Guide, created by Historica Canada, connect significant curricular themes to Parks Canada places, bringing our history and nature to life.

Developed in line with critical thinking pedagogy, the content of this guide will enrich junior-intermediate history, geography, environmental science, and social studies classes.

The guide's content is available, in both French and English, as a free download in PDF format on, or as a free interactive eBook available on iTunes and Google Play.

Canada's national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas tell the story of our country. The My Parks Pass Activity Guide will bring these stories to the classrooms, through engaging activities, guided learning opportunities and interactive online materials.

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