Don’t pass on parks

A park pass has value, a writer says.

To the Editor,

Nature Canada has joined with Parks Canada and the Historica-Dominion Institute to give every Grade 8 student in Canada a free pass to any Parks Canada-administered national park or national historic site.

The pass is good for a whole year, and so the family doesn’t feel left out, students can flash their pass for an instant discount on a daily family or group pass, too.

With 42 national parks, 167 national historic sites and four national marine conservation areas across the country, there are many things one can do with a My Parks Pass.

Sharing My Parks Pass experiences through photos and stories on the My Parks Pass Web site (www.myparkspass.ca) can qualify someone for prizes too.

The passes were distributed to schools across the country, so if you have a Grade 8 student in your house, he or she should have it by now.

Any Grade 8 students, including home schooled students who were missed during the distribution, can request a My Parks Pass through the Parks Canada National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or information@pc.gc.ca.

As Canadians, we are remarkably fortunate to have abundant opportunities to connect with nature.

For so many of us, some of our favourite childhood memories involve being outdoors —

and children today can still have those same memorable moments.

Ian Davidson,

Executive Director, Nature Canada

Just Posted

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

B.C.-born hockey official talks to IIHF about switching European rule book to NHL rules

Rob Shick will represent NHL at 4th World Hockey Forum in Russia

Helping with Christmas bird count is ‘citizen science’

Port Alberni’s bird count will be Dec. 28, 2019; volunteers are needed

BUDGET 2020: Port Alberni Fire Department needs new equipment

Police services ask for funding for community policing office

Child care sector feels the squeeze in Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

There are five children for every licensed child care space in the ACRD

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot

38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison is facing several charges

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

B.C. pharmaceutical company’s stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial

More than 40 per cent of patients using voclosporin saw improvements in kidney function

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

Residents in B.C. city could face 133% tax hike in ‘worst case’ lawsuit outcome: report

An average home could see a tax increase of $2,164 in one year

Most Read