Parks Canada is the first national partner in the Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s Cultural Access Pass program. By participating in the program, Parks Canada will provide new Canadian citizens the opportunity to have free access to what is now their national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas for one full year starting the day they receive their citizenship.
More than 32,000 new citizens have participated in the CAP program since it began in 2008. These numbers are expected to grow with the addition of Parks Canada as a national partner, given over 150,000 persons become new Canadian citizens per year. At least 24 Parks Canada locations will also be added to the list of CAP pick up sites, thereby ensuring national access to the program.