Here's your chance to visit any Canadian national parks you want this year...for free.
The Canada National Parks pass for 2017 is absolutely free -- IF you order it online. Postage is also free, even for us 'southern' North Americans!
Go to the link above, and order -- quick.
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And if you'd like a free (or inexpensive) pass to U.S. national parks, instead?
Annual passes are free to current U.S. military members and their dependents. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Reserve and National Guard members qualify.
Show your Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173) at a Federal recreation site to get one.
If your child is currently in fourth grade, admission is also free. Thank the Every Kid in A Park program for this one. Go here for more info. You can apply online; there are other options, too. The pass gets everybody in the family in during the school year. (Yes, this applies to homeschoolers, as well.)
Also, if you're a senior (62 or over) and contemplating getting a lifetime pass --
They're currently available -- for $10. ($20, if you do it online, instead of going to a site or office.)
The National Parks Service has announced that price is going up to $80 by the end of 2017.
I'm guessing they won't announce when the fee skyrockets, either. But it could be soon.
Don't take that chance -- go get it now.
The Brick finally turned 62 a few weeks ago. Guess who's headed to a National Parks office tomorrow to grab our lifetime pass? (Golden Eagle passports are no longer accepted, by the way.)
To learn more about American national park passes, that link's here -- just click.
National parks are wonderful places to camp in, relax in -- and learn from any time of the year. Don't miss them.