Following the spectacular Centennial year of the National Park Service in the United States, Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday by making all of its national parks completely free!

Banff National Park | Photo: James Wheeler/CC by 2.0That’s right, our neighbors to the north have a collection of natural wonders that rival any the world over, and are letting you see them for free for the entire year. You can even have a free park pass delivered to you by Parks Canada, the agency that oversees the countries national parks and historical sites.

Click here to get your free Canada National Parks pass for 2017!

Jasper National Park | Photo: Scott Meis/CC by 2.0
Jasper National Park | Photo: Scott Meis/CC by 2.0

Canada’s offering of national parks is a welcoming contrast to those in the United States, with many of these parks located in remote northern areas, some require more than just packing up the station wagon and hitting the road, but for those that are looking to get the auto-tour experience, they have that too.

Prince Edward Island National Park | Photo: Doug Kerr/CC by 2.0
Prince Edward Island National Park | Photo: Doug Kerr/CC by 2.0

Parks like Banff National Park and Jasper National Park in Alberta provide stunning vistas in the Canadian Rockies. In the northeast, Fundy National Park, Prince Edward Island National Park, and Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site can be reached by car when crossing the border from Maine into Canada; even Cape Breton National Park is accessible, if you’re not afraid of a serious road trip.

On the west coast, Pacific Rim National Park and Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada give contrasting tastes of the Canadian Pacific region and the Yukon Territory.

If you’re planning a visit north of the border, be sure to start with the Banff National Park app by Chimani, available for iOS and Android.