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450 000 km² of memories

Holiday season 2020

COVID-19 update

Graphic with text: Looking forward to 2021

In response to the ongoing pandemic, Parks Canada camping reservations for the 2021 season will begin in April rather than January. More details on reservation launch dates can be found here.

While we look forward to welcoming all visitors, Parks Canada would like to thank everyone for respecting health and safety measures during their visit.

Access and services will continue to vary across the country this winter. Check the latest COVID-19-related information on our website before planning your next outing.

Give the gift of Discovery

Discovery Pass overlaid on a photograph of visitors riding fat bikes along the beach on South Shore Trail. Riding Mountain National Park.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to Parks Canada’s Discovery Pass and pave the road for new discoveries, fun adventures and countless campfire evenings! Feed your body, mind and soul by connecting with nature and history.

Hoping to get your pass in time for Christmas? Order by December 9 to ensure delivery to Canadian addresses on time for the holiday.

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Tales of ice and snow

An ice climber on a frozen waterfall

You may already know that ice serves as a hunting platform for polar bears, but have you heard that it can also be used as a bridge, a shelter or even a navigational aid?

Explore ice in all its majesty and fragility. You’re sure to be surprised by its many facets and what it can tell about our past… and future.

Feel-good gifts

Parks Canada official merchandise laid out with festive accents.

Gifts that keep on giving: Parks Canada Shop.

Check out our wide selection of Canadian-made goods. Your merchandise purchase supports Parks Canada programs and conservation efforts.

Order by December 9 to ensure on-time holiday delivery in Canada.

Get moving this winter!

Group of young visitors snowshoeing on the river at sunset.

Take a breath of fresh air and enjoy the best of winter as you tap into the important physical and mental benefits of being outdoors. Whether it’s for skiing, snowshoeing or hiking, Parks Canada administered places provide the perfect setting for a memorable and safe experience.

Discover winter activities you can do close to home and get inspired by some frosty fun imagery!