Parks Canada to waive entrance fees in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th

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Even though we just turned the page on 2015 into 2016 Parks Canada has announced that they will be waiving entrance fees for 2017. This is an initiative to get more people outdoors and reintroduced to the parks in honor of Canada’s 150th.

Catherine McKenna, the minister of the environment and climate change, who’s responsible for overseeing Canada’s parks, had the plan laid out in her ministerial mandate letter.

“Make admission for all visitors to National Parks free in 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation,” reads the letter. “Beginning in 2018, ensure that admission for children under 18 is free, and provide any adult who has become a Canadian citizen in the previous 12 months one year’s free admission.

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Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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