US citizens can win free passes to Canadian national parks

Lake Louise in Banff National Park Alberta Canada (Photo: JamesWheeler/Depositphotos)

The perfect summer getaway is different for everyone. While some want to explore bustling metropolises, others prefer to immerse themselves in the outdoors. Well, if American nature lovers are looking for their next scenic destination, Canada offers free passes to their array of beautiful national parks. Destination Canada and Parks Canada sponsor a competition which offers 4,000 Parks Canada Discovery Passes (each valued at US$113).

These passes provide free access to all 48 national parks and national park reserves in Canada. This includes some of Canada’s best-known destinations like Banff National Park in Alberta, which offers breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and turquoise glacial lakes, and Jasper National Park, which is Canada’s largest national park. Additionally, the contest will choose a winner to receive “A Dream Nature Sabbatical” worth US$20,000.

To enter the contest, you must be a US citizen and at least 21 years old on the date of entry. You can learn more and enter the contest by visiting Canada Refresh’s website. Registration closes July 31, 2022. The winner of the Dream Sabbatical will be chosen on August 12, 2022 and all 4,000 Parks Canada Discovery Pass recipients will receive their free pass directly in the mail.

US citizens have the opportunity to win a free pass to Canadian national parks.

Icefields Parkway Bow Lake with mountains

Bow Lake along the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada (Photo: JamesWheeler/Depositphotos)

Canada offers 4,000 Parks Canada Discovery Passes and a sabbatical worth US$20,000 in Canada’s National Parks

Floe Lake in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia

Floe Lake in summer in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia, Canada (Photo: dnsphotography/Depositphotos)

You must be a US citizen and over the age of 21 to participate. Registration closes July 31, 2022.

Georgian Bay in the province of Ontario Canada

Georgian Bay in the Bruce Peninsula National Park near the village of Tobermory in the province of Ontario, Canada (Photo: pftrip/Depositphotos)

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