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Kids Get Free 2018 Canada Parks Passes

Lake Louise in Banff National Park

For Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, Canada made National Parks admission free to everyone and it attracted the masses.

Now for 2018, the Canadian government make admission free people 18 years old and younger. The decision is part of Canada’s 2018 federal budget.

“Some parks were so busy they had to turn people away!” Finance Minister Bill Morneau said during the announcement.

The liberal party pledged to make national parks free for children two years ago. Adults will still pay admission with an average fee of $10. And non-entrance related fees, like camping and permits will still require payment for kids.

Canada also proposed a $1.3 billion investment over five years to protect the environment.

Canada pledges to protect 17 per cent of the land and inland waters and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas by the end of 2020.

“Our quality of life—and our present and future prosperity—is deeply connected to the environment in which we live,” said Finance Minister Morneau.

“The extraordinary beauty of Canada’s nature, parks, and wild spaces—these are central to our identity as Canadians.” See here for more.

There’s great rock climbing in many of Canada’s parks, including Yoho, Banff, Jasper, Bruce Peninsula and Cape Breton