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Parks Canada Free Discovery Pass and Parks Ontario Events and Free Promotions

 forest sunsetIn celebration of Canada 150, Parks Canada is offering free entry into all of its National Parks this summer. Please see their website for more information and to request your free Discovery Pass. There are eight Canadian National Parks located in Ontario (Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park of Canada , Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada, Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area of Canada , Point Pelee National Park of CanadaPutaskwa National Park of Canada, Thousand Islands National Park of Canada  and Rouge National Urban Park.

Similarly, there are plenty of Ontario Provincial Parks to visit, though there is an entrance fee. A good resource to clear up any confusion is the Ontario Parks Blog which will help you navigate which destination is best for you and your family. Likewise, there are a plethora of Ontario Park educational and family events to choose from depending on which park you attend. See link for a complete listing.  Additionally, to commemorate this year’s festivities, the folks at, Park Bus  are offering a free, first come first serve “Rouge Express” shuttle bus to and from downtown Toronto to Rouge National Urban Park. On July 21, 2017 Ontario will open its doors to celebrate with a complimentary all-day pass in every Ontario park. So whether you take advantage of free entry into a national park, or visit Ontario provincial favourites like Algonquin Provincial Park or take advantage of the free downtown Rouge Express shuttle, you and your loved ones will be sure to have a great and affordable time.


Lauren is studying Culture & Technology and Critical Information Policy Studies as a Master of Information candidate in the Faculty of Information. Her current research focuses on the intersection of surveillance of marginalized communities and information communication technologies of sousveillant resistance.

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