It costs a lot to maintain Canada's scenic national parks, so there is a small charge for those visiting. If you are simply driving through (for example from Calgary to Vancouver, and not stopping for more than gas) you do not have to pay. If you are going hiking, shopping or day skiing, be sure to have your pass visible from inside your parked car (they have been known to tow from the ski lots).
Here are your 2008 Parks pass options:
Discovery Annual Pass is valid for entry to 28 National Parks and 74 National Historic Sitesy. The pass includes a discount coupon booklet (worth over $100), and is valid for a year from the month of purchase.
|National Parks of Canada:|
|Banff, Yoho, |
|Bar U Ranch National Historic Site|
|Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site|
|Cave and Basin National Historic Site|
|Banff Park Museum National Historic Site|