There truly is no better way to celebrate Canada Day than by exploring our beautiful country.
And it just so happens that Parks Canada is making it even easier for Canadians to escape the city and head off the beaten path by offering free admission to all of its national parks and historic sites this July 1.
So whether you live near one of these beautiful destinations, or you’re up for a little road trip, you’re going to want to clear your calendars this Canada day and get exploring.
And even though admission to these parks is only free on Canada Day, if you’re 17 and under, you can visit all Parks Canada locations for free, any time of the year.
To get you excited for this Canada Day, we highlighted a few of the spots you can visit this year. You can find the full list of participating sites here.
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, tzvieldelvalle/Instagram
Jasper National Park/Shutterstock
Bar U Ranch, travelalberta/Instagram
Waterton Lakes National Park/Shutterstock
Point Peele National Park/Shutterstock
Pukaskwa National Park/Shutterstock
Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site/Parks Canada
Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site/Parks Canada
Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site/Quebec Original
Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site, letraitdunionmag/Instagram
La Mauricie National Park, parks.canada/Instagram
The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site, dimashque/Instagram
Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site/Parks Canada
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, ludovicascalco/Instagram
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, lights_camera_ashwin/Instagram
Terra Nova National Park, lmsmith7/Instagram
Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland/Shutterstock