Canada is celebrating 150th birthday across the country this year. In order to invite visitors and Canadians to celebrate the anniversary together, all Canadian parks are offering free admissions and there also lots of events for visitors to Canada to engage in this year. In this article, we will provide excellent information for tourists to Canada along with parks travel and celebration information.

Find a Region

There are more than 40 national parks and park reserves in Canada. To plan your visit, it is better started plan by region. For example, if plan to visit British Columbia, you can visit Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Inside the park, there is a rain forest, a long beach with stunning shoreline, you can paddle and surfing in the waves. Other options would be traveling to Quebec. You can experience a whale watching cruise, then visit a UNESCO world heritage site – the Fortifications of Quebec. For visitors to Canada, visiting a park is a great way to celebrate the 150th birthday.

Participate in Festivals and Events 

In 2017, Canada parks will hold a series exciting festivals and events such as Soldier for a day at Halifax Citadel National  Historic Site, Fun Family Festival at Port-Royal National Historic Site, Fort George Murder Mystery at Fort George National Historic Site, etc. All of these activities are family friendly for people visiting Canada. To learn more about the schedule and location, please check out Parks Canada through Government of Canada official website.

Things to Do When Visiting Parks in Canada

Whether you are looking for entertainment for the whole family or adventure, parks in Canada will offer unique experiences to suit your needs. For example, at Fort St. James National Historic Site in British Colombia’s Northern interior, you will have a chance to experience life in 1896. It is recommended to spend a night in the historical Murray house and sleep in 1896’s memories. One of the most famous national parks in Canada to visit is Banff National Park in Alberta with its scenic mountains, wildlife and historic hotels such as Fairmont Lake Louise.

Bring Travel Medical Insurance with You to Canada

When you are traveling abroad, one of the most important considerations is how to protect you and your family member’s health. Any illness or injury abroad can turn to a financial risk – even when visiting Canada. Therefore, it is critical for you to obtain appropriate travel medical insurance before traveling to Canada as a tourist.

Patriot Travel Medical Insurance is designed to meet the needs of international travelers looking for temporary medical insurance coverage while traveling outside of their home country. The plan includes coverage for emergency medical and political evacuation, repatriation, and a choice of deductibles and plan maximums up to $2,000,000. To learn more, please view the brochure below. If you have other things your would like to know about travel insurance, please contact us today.

We also offer a great Visitor to Canada emergency travel medical plan from Tugo.