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Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday in Alberta!

Published Jun 20, 2017
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This year marks Canada's 150th birthday. To celebrate, Canada is offering a free discovery pass valid at all of Canada's national parks, historic sites, and conservation areas this year!

For residents of Alberta, there are 19 awe inspiring national sites to explore! 

Not sure what parks, historic sites, or conservation areas are near you? Ayre & Oxford has put together a list of the best parks and historic sites to visit close to home.


Get in touch with nature at Elk Island National Park, only 30 minutes from our apartment buildings in and close to Edmonton. Here you can spend the day, or several days when you camp onsite, exploring the natural habitats of the moose, elk, bison, deer, and other wildlife. There is plenty to see and do and festivals all year long!

Immerse yourself in nature at Canada's flagship park, Banff National Park. Worth the 2 to 4 hour trip, this beautiful park offers countless outdoor activities and breathtaking views. Additionally, there will be a variety of Canada 150 celebrations and activities to enjoy all Summer long.

Located in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park is about 3 hours from any of our buildings and offers sightseeing tours, camping, and invigorating outdoor activities. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the sights!

There is free admission to all National Parks in Canada; however, rentals, camping, tours, and other services will be extra. Please verify cost before heading to the park.


Historic Sites

The Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is about an hour from Red Deer or about 2.5 hours from Edmonton. Here you can learn about Canada's fur trade through exhibits, see the remains of the four forts, learn about the Mѐtis skills, and even camp in an indigenous trappers tent or teepee!

Other sites close by include: Banff Park Museum and Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

Please visit Parks Canada website for a complete list of all Canadian National Parks locations. Request your free discovery pass today!

All the National Historic Sites in Canada are free to enter; however, please note other services, parking, and events may cost extra. Verify pricing before visiting.


Looking for exciting Canada Day celebrations close to home? Click on your city below:


Red Deer


Spruce Grove

St. Albert



Sherwood Park