If you’ve been to Canada, you know it has plenty of nature with stunning mountain ranges, gorgeous coastlines, and breathtaking wildlife. If you haven’t been, they want you to visit — for free. Canada is sending thousands of park passes to Americans to get them to experience the great outdoors.
“We’re next-door neighbors and we want to welcome back our American friends with access to places we know will lift their spirits and send them home with more than just a memory, with that good feeling you get after spending time at an old friends’ home,” Gloria Loree, the senior vice president, marketing strategy, and chief marketing officer for Destination Canada, said in a statement, according to Travel + Leisure. “So yeah, we have the lush forests, endless coastlines, towering mountains, and spectacular lakes but we have more than that. We have the ability to help Americans refresh, connect with nature, and take the time to deepen their appreciation for the richness that exists within these beautiful spaces.”
Destination Canada is teaming up with Parks Canada to offer 4,000 Americans Parks Canada Discovery Passes for Canada’s national parks. The unlimited annual admission is worth $113 and gets you into more than 80 destinations like Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, and Thousand Islands, Ontario.
One very lucky American will win a Dream Sabbatical worth $20,000. This prize includes a custom, tailored experience including flights and transportation, accommodations, excursions, gear from Canadian travel and attire brands — Monos and Arc’teryx— a travel stipend for food, and 12 months of access to Canada’s parks.
Get Ready To Explore
You can enter through July 31 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. You simply fill out your basic information to be entered to win a Discovery Pass. You can also write an essay describing how you plan to spend your time in Canadian Nature in 150 words or less. That enters you in the contest to win the Dream Sabbatical.
Learn more about Canada’s National Parks: