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Discover Parks Canada

450 000 km² of memories

Holiday 2021

Plan ahead and be prepared! Visit our website for the latest COVID-19-related information.

Explore more of Canada

Discovery pass overlaid on an image of a young girl and her mother coming back to shore from kayaking at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

One pass lets you visit more than 80 unique destinations for an entire year. Treat your loved ones to the gift that will keep on giving... family fun, beautiful vistas, fresh air and new discoveries!

Order your Parks Canada Discovery Pass by December 9 to ensure delivery within Canada in time for the holidays.

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Reservations start in January

A man watches the northern lights while camping at Wabasso in Jasper National Park.

Get ready to camp! Starting in January, you can reserve your 2022 overnight stays. Find launch dates for your preferred destinations, mark your calendars and start dreaming!

Looking to get away now? Did you know that many places offer winter accommodations available to book today? Discover winter camping as you cozy up in a heated oTENTik or escape into nature on a backcountry trek!

Find the perfect gift

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Surprise your loved ones with unique and authentic made-in-Canada gifts. Parks Canada Shop offers a wide selection of gift ideas that are sure to please. That’s not all, each purchase helps protect natural treasures. A present for future generations!

Order that special something by December 9 for on-time holiday delivery in Canada.

Winter wonderland awaits!

A group of visitors snowshoeing to the Hoodoos Viewpoint in Banff National Park.

It’s time to dust off your toboggans and take the skates out for a twirl! Go ahead, plan that ski trip with friends or get out on the snowshoe trails and enjoy breathtaking views.

What winter activities will you explore this season?

Caution! Wildlife crossing

Aerial view of a wildlife crossing in Banff National Park.

Whether in the sky, on land or in the water, for safety, food or reproduction, wildlife is always on the move! But human-made boundaries often stand in the way of nature’s natural flow and can have devastating effects on species’ health and diversity.

From underground tunnels to overpasses, learn about ecological connectivity and some of the one-of-a-kind solutions making it possible for all to find their way. For more fascinating stories, go to #ParksCanadaConservation.

Spotlight on…

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

Before Canada was a country, this location stood as a stronghold where historic alliances between the British and Indigenous peoples held off invading American forces.

Two children pose with the ruins of the blockhouse chimney at Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site
Over 225 years of history

Plan a visit to this unique site in 2022! The ruins of these fortifications and surrounding community continue to reveal the alliances that took place here and helped shape the Canada we know today.

Let a Parks Canada interpreter explain its fascinating history and imagine how it must have been to live in the most isolated, westerly outpost of British North America.

A costumed historical interpreter demonstrates tradional clay oven bread baking at Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site.
Fresh bread on the frontier

Fort St. Joseph staff and volunteers have built a traditional outdoor clay bake oven by hand using locally-collected materials! The oven offers an example of the style of oven that was used to bake bread for soldiers and civilians alike at the fort.

Come smell fresh bread from the oven and learn about the art of clay oven baking firsthand!

A costumed interpreter plays bagpipes at Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site.
History comes alive!

Watch the sparks fly as a historic blacksmith shares tricks of the trade, learn how to start a fire with flint and steel, or see how voyageur sashes were woven by hand.

Each summer, costumed interpreters bring to life the sights and sounds of the thriving community of soldiers, Indigenous peoples, and fur traders that lived here in the early 1800s.