What could be more Canadian than celebrating Canada Day at one of Canada's many National Parks?
I simply cannot think of a more Canadian thing... unless you added eating poutine on a canoe while listening to Shania Twain. Now that's a seriously Canadian image... you're welcome.
I digress - it turns out that Parks Canada agrees with me, so they've made admission free at several Canadian National Parks and Historic Sites for this year's Canada Day.
So if you don't have plans for this July 1st, 2019, consider one of the beautiful sites listed below and save yourself the cost of admission cause Parks Canada evidently loves Canadians... and we love them, too.
Jasper National Park
Where: Yellowhead Highway, Jasper, Alberta
Gros Morne National Park
Where: Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland
Terra Nova National Park
Where: Trans-Canada Highway Glovertown, Traytown, Newfoundland
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Where: 559 Chebucto St, Baddeck, Nova Scotia
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Where: 5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site
Where: 10000 boulevard des Forges, Trois-Rivières, Quebec
The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site
Where: 1255 boulevard Saint-Joseph, Lachine, Quebec
La Mauricie National Park
Where: Chemin de Saint-Jean-des-Piles, Shawinigan, Quebec
Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site
Where: 945 12th Avenue, Saint-Lin-Laurentides
Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site
Where: 2371 Chemin de la Rivière Châteauguay, Howick, Quebec
Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site
Where: 308 Chemin du Fleuve, Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec
Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site
Where: 834 Chemin du Vieux Fort, Duhamel-Ouest, Quebec
Point Pelee National Park
Where: 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington, Ontario
Pukaskwa National Park
Where: Heron Bay, Ontario
Elk Island National Park
Where: 54401 Range Rd 203, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Waterton Lakes National Park
Where: AB-5, Waterton Park, Alberta
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
Where: Township Rd 17B and 17A, Longview, Alberta
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Where: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Victoria, British Columbia
Also, as of January 1st, 2018, admission to Parks Canada places is free for all youth under 17, so all you youths out there should take advantage of this sweet deal.
While we're a good couple months away from Canad Day, a lot og these places are necessarily next door, (unless you live in Halifax, in which case the Citadel is essentially your backyard).
So hopefully this article has inspired you to consider your Canada Day plans, and maybe make one of our beautiful National Parks part of the party!