I. EXPLORE CANADA’S PARKS

All National Historic Sites, National Parks and Marine Conservation Areas that are maintained by Parks Canada are FREE ADMISSION. Provincial Parks are not free.

IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO, TRY THESE FOR FREE

  • Fort George or Queenston Heights (Historic Sites)
  • Point Pelee National Park (paddle the wetlands, watch birds)
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park (hike, rent a yurt on Cyprus Lake)
  • Georgian Bay Islands (boat tours, trail cycling, hiking)

II. DOORS OPEN ONTARIO

Unique access to Historical, Architectural, Natural and Cultural Sites – many offering special activities, tours and exhibits. For participating venues, check www.doorsopenontario.on.ca

III.  ROAD TRIP! ENJOY THE SCENERY 

DRIVE TO OTTAWA and visit the Canadian Museum of Nature.

TRY THE ULTIMATE COURSE: Drive up the Bruce Peninsula, take the ferry across to Manitoulin Island and then drive back south through Sudbury and Muskoka or… vice versa.

CROSS BORDERS by driving into Quebec or Manitoba. What province haven’t you explored?

IV. HOW CANADIAN ARE YOU, EH?

Take the Government of Canada’s Online Quiz that tests your retained knowledge after reading the “Discover Canada Guide” www.cic.gc.ca/english/games/how/index.asp

V. GET YOUR RED & WHITE ON!

Every July 1st, the country embraces our collective RED & WHITE theme. If you want to go all the way – order Canada Sesquicentennial commemorative items at: www.canada150merchandise.ca