Feds offer free admission to national parks, historic sites, marine conservation areas

The boardwalk at Point Pelee National Park, May 28, 2017. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

On Canada Day, the federal government would like to pick up the tab if you visit one of its parks or historic sites.

Admission to national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas is free on Friday.

That includes Point Pelee National Park in Leamington and Fort Malden National Historic Site in Amherstburg.

Parks Canada administers 171 national historic sites, 47 national parks, five marine conservation areas, and one national urban park, with plans to create a second in Windsor.

“Visitors are encouraged to plan their trip in advance by visiting the Parks Canada website, signing up for our e-newsletter, downloading the Parks Canada mobile app, and following us on social media,” said a statement issued by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault.

Admission is already free for youth under 18 and for one year for new Canadian citizens.