Canada’s National Parks

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Government of Canada invites Canadians, including youth and newcomers to experience nature and learn more about our natural and cultural heritage.

Free 2017 Discovery Pass

Canadians are encouraged to order their free 2017 Discovery Passes online ( or at Parks Canada entry gates and visitor centres. Each Discovery Pass provides unlimited opportunities to enjoy national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas across the country.

Discover new breathtaking locations by consulting Parks Canada’s website for a list of ten hidden gems and other unique and memorable experiences in 2017:

Canada’s national parks and historic sites enable Canadians to experience their rich history and heritage in a special way and will play a big part in the celebration of Canada 150.

For more information on Parks Canada’s visitor offer and 2017 free admission, please visit:

Discover Canada’s National Parks with Avenza Maps

Canada's National ParksAs the Canadian National Parks System celebrates the country’s 150th birthday with free admission to all parks in 2017, seasoned outdoor adventurers, weekend warriors and daytrippers alike are venturing into Canada’s wilderness.

For those preparing for upcoming excursions, Avenza Maps (free for Android, iOS and Windows) is an essential app to download. Gone are the days of fumbling with paper maps that get lost or torn–Avenza Maps enables users to access PDF maps on their smartphones, utilizing their devices’ built-in GPS receivers to mark their positions, routes, points of interest and more—all without data or Wi-Fi.

Trusted by organizations including National Parks Canada and National Geographic, Avenza’s catalogue of maps has Canadian explorers covered from coast to coast with a multitude of maps and map bundles for the country’s national parks. These include:

Canada National Parks Maps:
Beausoleil Island – Georgian Bay Island National Park, Glacier National Park, Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area, Ivvavik National Park, Kootenay National Park, Kouchibouguac National Park, Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, Torngat National Park

Canada National Parks Map Bundles:
Bruce Peninsula National Park, Elk Island National Park, Jasper National Park, Kejimkujik National Park, Kluane National Park, Mingan Archipelago National Park, Pacific Rim National Park, Prince Albert National Park, Waterton National Park, Wood Buffalo National Park

Coming Soon:
Akami-Uapishku-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve, Auyuittug National Park, Banff National Park, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Forillion National Park, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Mount Revelstoke National Park, Naats-ihch’oh National Park, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Point Pelee National Park, Pukaskwa National Park, Riding Mountain National Park, Thousand Islands National Park, Vuntut National Park, Wapusk National Park, Yoho National Park

Ready to start exploring? Download Avenza Maps and start planning your National Park adventure today!

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