The perfect summer getaway looks different for everyone. While some want to explore busy metropolises, others prefer to immerse themselves in the outdoors. Well, if American nature lovers are looking for their next picturesque destination, Canada is offering free passes to their array of beautiful national parks. Destination Canada and Parks Canada are sponsoring a contest that is giving away 4,000 Parks Canada Discovery Passes (each worth $113 USD).
These passes provide free entry to all of Canada's 48 national parks and national park reserves. This includes some of Canada's most well-known destinations like Banff National Park in Alberta, which features stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and turquoise glacial lakes, and Jasper National Park, which is Canada's largest national park. In addition, the contest will choose one winner to receive “A Dream Nature Sabbatical” worth $20,000 USD.
To enter the contest you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years of age by the date of entry. You can learn more and join the contest by visiting Canada Refresh's website. Entries close July 31, 2022. The winner of the Dream Sabbatical will be chosen on August 12, 2022 and the 4,000 recipients of the Parks Canada Discovery Pass will be mailed their free pass directly.