The 19 best Parks Canada attractions for families; Valerie Howes; Today’s Parents

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Whether your kids love dinosaurs or butterflies, Viking tales or whale tails, stargazing or campfire sing-a-longs, there’s a Parks Canada destination guaranteed to have them yelling “best day ever!”

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites with the 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass. Here are some of the best ones for families.

1. Point Pelee National Park
Grab the binoculars, pack a picnic and make your way to Point Pelee National Park. It’s Canada’s smallest national park, but it’s also where the wild things are, with 386 (and counting) bird species spotted here.

Located on Canada’s most southern tip, this Ontario oasis is one of the warmest and sunniest places in the country.

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