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Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks open this May long weekend

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Rumneek Johal May 14, 2019 12:28 pm

The nature in Alberta is beautiful year round, but the wait is over for those wanting to enjoy the great outdoors at these stunning national parks.

Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks are open and are ready to welcome visitors from near and far over the May long weekend and throughout the summer.

With new transit and shuttle initiatives across Banff, these stunning locations just got easier to get to, making it the perfect getaway close to home you could ever dream up.

With guided hikes to see the Burgess Shale fossils in Yoho and Kootenay, and campgrounds available to reserve in advance, there really is something for everyone

“Parks Canada has so many wonderful places where Canadians and visitors to Canada can explore our wilderness and learn about our culture and history,” says The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada.

“The Government of Canada is pleased to offer free admission to all Parks Canada’s places for young people, 17 and under. So let’s get outdoors, visit our national parks, historic sites, or marine conservation areas, taking advantage of discovering the places in Canada we love best.”

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New this year, all campgrounds in Kootenay National Park are now reservable, as is Kicking Horse Campground in Yoho National Park. Check Parks Canada’s Reservation Service website for more information when looking to book.

In celebration of diversity, Parks Canada continues to offer free admission to new Canadian citizens for one year through the Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s Canoo mobile app.

Alberta’s great outdoors are one way to get lost in the beauty of nature — just don’t get lost.

Visitors can do their part by getting informed and being prepared by planning an activity and sharing that information with a friend or family before they begin. Learn about the
wildlife in the park/site you will be visiting to help us keep wildlife wild by checking out Parks Canada’s top ten tips.

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