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Discover Parks Canada
Summer 2017
Plan ahead!
A mother and daughter look at a map with a Parks Canada employee.
Happy Canada 150! Some of Parks Canada’s most popular places are sure to be the hot spot to celebrate this summer, in particular Banff, Jasper, Bruce Peninsula and Waterton Lakes national parks. If you’re planning to visit make sure you click on those links to get all the insider info you’ll need to beat the crowds and be prepared.  
Looking for a quiet place to get away from it all? Discover our hidden gems! Wherever you go, be sure to plan ahead and reserve your stay.
Get the new Parks Canada app!
Sample screenshots of the Parks Canada app.
The new Parks Canada app has all the essentials you’ll need to plan your visit. Tag special events, create a personalized packing list, unlock fun frames and stickers and instantly share your photos online—all from your mobile device.
Available free on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
App available on the Google Play Store. App available on the Apple App Store.
See. Love. Book. Stay.
Visitors look at a map outside of the Parks Canada Welcome Area, Rouge National Urban Park.
Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and everyone wants to join in the fun. Haven’t booked your stay yet? A number of Parks Canada places still have vacancies. But don’t wait—book now so you don’t miss out!
And the winner is…
The grand prize winners of the 2017 Canada’s Coolest School Trip celerbate with Parka and throw their hats in the air.
Congratulations to Lethbridge Christian School for winning the 2017 Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest! Check out all of this year’s contest entries and learn more about the My Parks Pass program.
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Get the gear!
An arrangement of gear including a water bottle, cap, sandals, camera and travel guide.
Official merchandise available online and at select Parks Canada places. Every purchase supports national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.