Traveling to a National Park this weekend?

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For outdoorsy travelers, national parks can be a great option for getaways near and far. Within the United States and Canada there are numerous national parks to choose from, with a variety of different attractions including mountain ranges, prairies, deserts and more.

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

U.S. National Parks

This weekend is one of the “fee free” weekends for the U.S. National Parks that normally charge entrance fees. Some of the national parks never charge an entrance fee. The following are the “fee free” dates in 2012 for U.S. national parks:

  • January 14-16: Martin Luther King Jr. weekend
  • April 21-29: National Park Week
  • June 9: Get Outdoors Day
  • September 29: National Public Lands Day
  • November 10-12: Veterans Day weekend


Additional information about U.S. National Parks can be found at the National Park Service website here.

Canadian National Parks

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

Canada’s national parks are fee-free on Canada Day (July 1) and Parks Day, which generally falls on the third Saturday in July. Individual parks may also offer promotions throughout the year with reduced or free admission. To promote tourism, Parks Canada has not increased most of its fees since 2008.

Additional information about Canada’s national parks can be found at the Parks Canada website here. Specific questions can be directed to Parks Canada at (888) 773-8888 or

Have you vacationed at a national park? Have any favorite trips to share? We’d love to hear your stories!
Safe Travels,

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