Grade 8 students receive My Parks Pass
The adventure starts here! My Parks Pass provides grade 8 students with free entry at over 200 of Canada's national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas in 2013.
“My Parks Pass, offered in collaboration by Parks Canada, the Historica-Dominion Institute, Nature Canada, and Canadian Geographic Education, encourages young Canadians to know the past, enjoy the present, protect the future, and most of all, to have fun by connecting to Parks Canada's network of special places,” explains Kara Grant, Partnering and Communications Officer, Parks Canada. "The passes were sent directly to schools in April to distribute to Grade 8 students."
Students can enter their families to win the Ultimate Family Adventure for a chance to win a summer family trip to visit the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Other prizes include VIA Rail vouchers, Parks Canada Family Discovery passes, iPod touch, and iTunes gift cards. To enter all students need to do is go to myparkspass.ca before June 8 to enter their VIP number and answer a few questions.
“My Parks Pass holders can also put their free entry towards a discount on a family season pass, or family Discovery pass," said Barbara MacDonald, External Relations Manager, Parks Canada. "Prince Edward Island National Park family season passes are available at the early bird rate of $49.00 until June 30, 2013.”
There are lots of exciting opportunities to experience PEI National Park this summer including special events such as Pedal the Parkway on June 15, The Great Island Sandcastle Competition on July 20th and Bioblitz on August 14th. There are also fantastic weekly interpretive programs, 42km of beautiful beaches and 50km of scenic trails - all for your enjoyment and appreciation!
To learn more about Parks Canada in PEI, please contact us by phone at: (902) 672-6350 like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PEInationalpark
. For more information on My Parks Pass visit myparkspass.ca.
Parks Canada is proud to offer this opportunity for youth to connect with Canada's natural and cultural heritage by experiencing our national treasures firsthand through the My Parks Pass Program.