It’s the beginning of a new year, so who kept their resolutions? Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, has certainly kept his electoral resolution: make all of Canada’s national parks free in 2017!

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In celebration of the Canadian Confederation’s 150th birthday, you may visit Canada’s 46 exceptional sites (some of which belong to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List) for free! In order to access Canada’s national parks for free, one must simply acquire a free Discover Pass using this link. Whether you love the forest, mountains, or the ocean, this is an opportunity for you to go green in Canada’s national parks while utilizing home exchange to avoid paying for accommodations as well!

Use Home Exchange to Visit Canada’s National Parks!

Since you are already accessing the beautiful parks for free of charge, why not also benefit from free accommodations thanks to home exchange? Here is our selection of homes located near 3 of our favorite national parks:

799px-pacific_rim_national_park-1Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia

Come explore this forest on the ocean’s edge in the mountains of the Pacific coast, just west of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Immerse yourself in nature by staying in Diana’s beautiful home in Errington, located between forest, river, and beach!


“Amazing discovery. A magical home. One of our best moments in Canada” -Bénédicte, guest from Montpellier

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Check out Diana’s home

parc_national_de_forillonForillon National Park, Québec

Explore the “joy of the Gaspésie,” the Forillon National Park, where earth and sea are rejoined. Come decompress in Denise’s picturesque home, built in 1853 with a dreamlike view of the mouth of the Grande-Vallée River, near the Gaspé.

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“Wow! Everything was super. The house and the view of the village were fantastic. The kitchen is perfectly finished. The beds were very comfortable. We loved it.” - Ginette, guest from Montréal


Check out Denise’s home

parc-national-fundy-1Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

Being the site of the highest tides in the world, this park is a central piece of The Fundy Biosphere Reserve, a location recognized by the UNESCO. Come admire the impressive cliffs and inviting beach conveniently located near Monique’s familial and spacious home.



“You will not be bored here.(…) You can go on several day-long excursions to the beach, beautiful parks outlining the cliffs, small fishing villages, the casino, the zoo etc. You will love the bilingual culture (French and English) of the people here.” - Monique, host in New Brunswick

Contact Monique

Now that 2017 is here, do not hesitate to go green and embark on a journey to discover the 46 free national parks in Canada while using one of our 7,000 homes available for exchange in that region.

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