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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 Grade 8/Secondary 2 classes receive free admission to Parks Canada places when entering as a class. This offer is only valid until the end of December 2016. Why December? Great question, and we have a spectacular answer. In 2017 all visitors will receive free admission to Parks Canada places in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Moreover, in 2018, admission to Parks Canada places will be free for all youth under 18 years of age.

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Enter to win Canada’s Coolest School Trip!

Did you know that next year is both Canada’s 150th birthday and the 100th anniversary of national historic sites in Canada? This school year’s Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest will send one amazing class on an unforgettable five-day, four-night trip to Parks Canada places in Nova Scotia, including a visit to Canada’s first national historic site, Fort Anne!

  • Fort Anne National Historic Site
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    Students will Explore the beautiful landscape and experience Mi’kmaq culture in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
  • Carefully handle artifacts on a white glove tour of Canada’s first National Historic Site, Fort Anne
  • Discover the haunted tunnels and chambers of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
  • Visit with Samuel de Champlain himself at Port Royal National Historic site
  • Uncover the tragic and powerful Acadian history at the UNESCO World Heritage and National Historic Site, Grand-Pré
  • And so much more!

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To enter, classes must create a 60 second video highlighting which Parks Canada place they would like to visit to celebrate Canada’s 150th in 2017! Contest entries will be accepted online at until February 27, 2017. 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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