Happy birthday Canada – this year, the True North Strong and Free turns 150 years old!
To celebrate, Parks Canada is giving Canadians free admission to all its National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites all year long.
All you need to do is get a Discovery Pass online and take a trip to one of the below parks to discover just how much we have to celebrate.
Here’s a list of every single National Park in British Columbia.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada
An exceptional coastal island landscape in the southern Strait of Georgia.
Distance from Vancouver: Around 100 km, about 3 hours by ferry
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada
Pacific Coast Mountains make up this marine and forest environment.
Distance from Vancouver: 255 km, about 2 hours by ferry then 2 hours, 30 minutes by car
Mount Revelstoke National Park of Canada
Rainforest of 1,000-year-old cedars and spectacular mountains.
Distance from Vancouver: 564 km, about 5 hours, 45 minutes by car
Glacier National Park of Canada
British Columbia’s lush interior rainforest and permanent glaciers.
Distance from Vancouver: 610 km, about 6 hours, 15 minutes by car
Yoho National Park of Canada
UNESCO World Heritage Site in Rockies.
Distance from Vancouver: 735 km, about 7 hours, 35 minutes by car
Kootenay National Park of Canada
UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring the famous Radium Hot Springs.
Distance from Vancouver: 816 km, about 8 hours, 30 minutes by car
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site
Haïda culture and coastal rainforest on Haida Gwaii.
Distance from Vancouver: About 1,500 km, either 2 hours flying or 16 hours driving to Prince Rupert, then 7 hours by ferry