Did you take advantage of the free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass to celebrate Canada 150?
Over 14 million people visited national parks and historic sites between January 1 and July 31 in 2017. That is an increase of 12% in attendance over last year.
The free park passes are available as part of Canada’s 150th birthday.
In Ontario, Point Pelee National Park has seen the biggest increase in visitors this year with more than 130,000 people checking out the beauty of the park.
This program has also helped out local businesses to the area as shops and restaurant owners near the parks say people started coming in May and haven’t stopped. So it seems as if this program has been an overwhelming success for everyone! So much so, that the federal government is considering what to do with admission fees next year because of the popularity of the free program across the country.
Would you like to see the program extended next year?