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Canada's 150th Birthday!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday at Canada’s National Parks

This year Canada is turning the big 1-5-0! And the country is throwing a yearlong party for everyone. For the entire calendar year of 2017, Parks Canada is waving it’s entry fee for all of Canada’s national parks and historic sites. Yes, that’s right! FREE admission for anyone, not just Canadians!

Parks Canada is welcoming all visitors regardless of nationality, to explore the beauty of Canada with the Free Discovery Pass.

Free Parks Canada Discovery Pass

This pass gives you unlimited opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country!

Please note:

  • You only need to order one pass for your group or family if you are all travelling together. A 2017 Discovery Pass is valid for everyone arriving in the same vehicle at a national park, or arriving together at a marine conservation area or historic site.
  • The Discovery Pass is only accepted at national historic sites which are operated by Parks Canada.
  • Activities such as tours or parking that normally carry a separate fee may not be covered by the Discovery Pass.
  • Camping fees are not included with the Discovery Pass
  • Validity Period: January 1st 2017 to December 31st 2017.
  • Display: The 2017 Discovery Pass must be hung from the rear view mirror of the vehicle facing forward or it can be placed on the front driver side dashboard facing up.

Sign-up forms are available online at: Free Parks Canada Discovery Pass Sign-up Form

Visit Niagara Falls Historical Sites

The depth of Niagara Falls history is a surprise to many visitors. The photogenic Falls and many beautiful parks aren’t the only things to visit while you’re in Niagara Falls this year!

Niagara Falls was once the scene of one of the most famous battles of the War of 1812- a major turning point in Canadian history. It was also a significant stop on the Underground Railroad during the 19th century.

See the British headquarters during the war at the Historic Fort George or Old Fort Erie, the first fort built by the British in the late 1700s. Experience the history of Niagara at all of the national historic sites. See full list below:

  • Fort George
  • Old Fort Erie
  • Butler’s Barracks
  • Queenston Heights National Historic Site
  • Brock’s Monument
  • Chippawa Battlefield Park

Stay at The Oakes Hotel Overlooking The Falls

Complete your trip by staying with us at The Oakes Hotel for the best view of the Niagara Falls for the best price, guaranteed! Nestled in the heart of the Fallsview tourist district, right beside the Fallsview Casino Resort, directly in front of the Incline Railway which brings you to the brink of the falls and minutes from many other exciting Niagara Falls attractions, including Niagara Parks adventures.

Book your stay at The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls for the best hotel accommodations, view and rates, today!

Posted on February 8, 2017


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