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Author Colvin
#1 | Posted: 12 Mar 2017 23:18 
Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary of Confederation this year in 2017. As part of the celebrations, Parks Canada is offering free admission in 2017 to all of its parks, which include all 38 national parks, 171 national historic sites, and three marine conservation areas. This is a great deal for anyone considering a visit to North America this year.

Author GaryArndt
#2 | Posted: 14 Mar 2017 14:12 
I ordered mine in early January and just got it.

I'd apply as soon as you can because demand has been high. It will take time to process it.

Author winterkjm
#3 | Posted: 12 Apr 2017 01:13 
Salish Sea - World Heritage Campaign

View the nomination summary + 40 page booklet related to OUV

Author sveinh
#4 | Posted: 1 Aug 2018 17:02 | Edited by: sveinh 
Randi and I just arrived from Canada last week and we had this itenerary:

Day 1: Flight Oslo - Copenhagen - Toronto, arrive in Toronto at 1 pm.
Drive Toronto - Kingston/Rideau Canal (WHS).
Overnight in Kingston, pre-booked.
Day 2: Drive Kingston - Rideau - Montreal - Quebec - Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre.
Overnight in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (north of Quebec), pre-booked.
Day 3: The big tour! Drive 1000 km up north - Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre - Baie-Comeau - Labrador City.
Scattered communities along first 400 km - 600 km "in nowhere land" - some gravel road.
Overnight in Wabush (6 km south of Labrador City), pre-booked.
Day 4: Drive 500 km east Labrador City - Churchill Falls - Happy Valley Goose Bay (just dig this name!).
Overnight in Happy Valley Goose Bay, pre-booked.
Day 5: Drive 500 km further east Happy Valley Goose Bay - Red Bay (WHS). 400 km gravel.
Overnight in Red Bay, pre-booked.
Day 6: A day in Red Bay and another overnight.
Day 7: Drive Red Bay - Blanc-Sablon - ferry - Saint Barbe on Newfoundland - L'anse aux Meadows (WHS).
Overnight in Raleigh, pre-booked.
Day 8: Drive Raleigh - Woody Point, Gros Morne (WHS). Hike.
Day 9: Hikes in Gros Morne.
Day 10: Drive from Gros Morne - Twillingate - Bonavista.
Overnight in Bonavista, pre-booked.
Day 11: Drive Bonavista - Saint Marys's (Avalon Newfoundland). Hike Skerwink trail on the way.
Overnight in Saint Mary's, pre-booked.
Day 12: Canada Day! Hoooraaay!
Drive Saint Mary's - Portugal Cove South - Mistaken Point (WHS) - Witless Bay.
Overnight in Witless Bay, pre-booked.
Day 13: Drive Witless Bay - St. John's Witless Bay.
Another overnight in Witless Bay.
Day 14: Drive across Newfoundland Witless Bay - Port aux Basques, south west Newfoundland.
Night ferry, pre-booked, to North Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Day 15: Drive north west Cape Breton - Lunenburg (WHS), Nova Scotia.
Overnight in Lunenburg, pre-booked.
Day 16: Another overnight in Lunenburg.
Day 17: Drive Lunenburg - Peggys Cove - Grand Pre (WHS) - tidal bore of Fundy Bay - Great Village, New Brunswick.
Overnight in Great Village, pre-booked.
Day 18: Drive Great Village - Joggins (WHS) - Shediac - Bouctouche.
Overnight in Bouctouche, NOT pre-booked.
Day 19: Drive Bouctouche - Miguasha (WHS) Quebec - Carleton-sur-mer.
Memorial stone Grand Pre In Carleton-sur-mer.
Overnight in Carleton-sur-mer, NOT pre-booked.
Day 20: Drive Carleton-sur-mer - Quebec City (WHS).
Overnight in Quebec, pre-booked.
Day 21: Another overnight in Quebec.
Day 22: Flight Quebec - Montreal - Calgary (Alberta).
Drive Calgary - Dinosaur Provincial Park (WHS) - Brooks.
Overnight in Brooks, not pre-booked.
Day 23: Drive Brooks - Writing-on-Stone (TWHS) - Waterton Ntl Park (WHS). Hike.
Overnight in Waterton, pre-booked - but we couldn't get another night.
Day 24: Drive Waterton - Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (WHS) Glacier Peace Ntl Park (US) - East Glacier Park Village - Whitefisk - Eureka.
Overnight in Eureka, Montana not pre-booked.
Day 25: Drive Eureka - Kootenay Ntl Park, the south part of Rocky Mountain Ntl Park (WHS) - Banff Ntl Park - Yoho Ntl Park - Golden.
Overnight in Golden, not pre-booked.
Day 26: Drive Golden - Banff - Icefield Highway - Jasper Ntl Park- Grand Cache.
Overnight in Grand Cashe, pre-booked.
Day 27: The second big tour! Drive north a 1000 km, Grand Prarie - Hay River by Great Slave Lake Northwest Territories.
Overnight in Hay River, pre-booked.
Day 28: Drive west, 300 km, Hay River - Fort Smith.
Float plane in Wood Buffalo.
Overnight in Fort Smith, impossible to pre-book.
Day 29: Drive 120 km on gravel road into the center of the park.
Overnight in Fort Smith (same hotel - different room).
Day 30: Drive Fort Smith - Hay River - Slave River.
Overnight in Slave River by Lesser Slave Lake, not pre-booked.
Day 31: Drive Slave River - Edmonton.
Overnight in Edmonton/Leduc - by the airport, pre-booked.
Day 32: Flight Edmonton - Toronto - Frankfurt - Oslo

Author Colvin
#5 | Posted: 1 Aug 2018 22:41 
Looks like an awesome trip, sveinh, and I am rather envious. That said, I think it would work better in the Canada topic rather than Peru. Hope you enjoy your trip, and if you're interested in any recommendations on the Alberta/Montana part of your trip, I was just there earlier this month.

Author elsslots
#6 | Posted: 2 Aug 2018 00:41 
I think it would work better in the Canada topic rather than Peru

I've moved it to Canada. 32 days, Svein!

Author sveinh
#7 | Posted: 2 Aug 2018 00:50 | Edited by: sveinh 
Thanks Els for moving it! I guess I was to tired last night, sorry.
Yes it was one hell of a fantastic trip! I'd gladly do it again, but there som many other places - like Peru! :-)

Author sveinh
#8 | Posted: 2 Aug 2018 01:11 | Edited by: sveinh 
Sorry Colvin but I was too unclear, our itenerary is from june 20. to july 21 (home 22.). I put in a new remark at the top stating that.

Author GaryArndt
#9 | Posted: 2 Aug 2018 01:34 | Edited by: GaryArndt 
If you went all the way up to Fort Smith, you should have taken the extra time to go to Nahanni.

Drive to Fort Simpson. There you can get a flight from Simpson Air can you can do a one day tour of Nahanni.

Nahanni is one of the greatest national parks in the world.

Author sveinh
#10 | Posted: 2 Aug 2018 02:23 | Edited by: sveinh 
I can imagine Nahanni is beautiful, but we obviously haven't done our homework.
We did a flight in Wood Buffalo, but it was an impulse - and we also entered the park on the ground.
In Nahanni we found no roads and we didn't search for flights. The only review is about canoeing and we're not really canoers.
I Guess we have to have "a touchdown" to really see Nahanni? Not only views from a airplane

Author Zoe
#11 | Posted: 2 Aug 2018 15:22 
Nahanni is mainly for rafting I think. It has no roads leading into the park and you can only get there with an arranged tour which is expensive. They can of course just drop you off and pick you up days later while you camp if that's your thing, make buddies with the bears and cuddle a little.

You can prebook Fort Smith by emailing the hotels. There are 3 I believe with one doing renovations.

Author elsslots
#12 | Posted: 2 Aug 2018 15:34 
Nahanni is mainly for rafting I think. It has no roads leading into the park and you can only get there with an arranged tour which is expensive

5000 EUR .....

Author GaryArndt
#13 | Posted: 2 Aug 2018 16:18 | Edited by: GaryArndt 
There are no roads into Nahanni. The only way in is by float plane. The day trips do land. There is a landing spot just upriver of Virginia falls. We also landed on a lake near the Cirque du Unclimbables. In each case we got out of the plane for at least an hour.

Your price will depend on the number of the people on the flight with you. You usually pay by the flight, not per person.

Author GaryArndt
#14 | Posted: 2 Aug 2018 16:22 
Here is another company that flies out of Muncho Lake, BC.

They tie the hotel room to the flight in case of bad weather.

Author Colvin
#15 | Posted: 3 Aug 2018 00:30 
I'm glad you and Randi had a good trip across Canada, Svein! I guess you found out about the closure of many of the trails at Waterton while,the park recovers from last year's fire. Still a beautiful place to see, though. I'm amazed how much you fit in during your month-long trip!

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