Canadian youth 17 and under are able to explore national parks for free as long as they are operated by Parks Canada. With a number of these sites within an easy drive of Montreal, why not start planning some weekend road trips! Check out this list of 13 day trips families can do from Montreal.
You can see the full list of Parks Canada-operated places online at pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel.
Adults do have to pay to access many of these sites, so frequent visitors may want to consider springing for the annual Parks Canada Discovery Pass, which costs $69.19 for one adult or $139.40 for up to seven people traveling in the same vehicle.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a reservation to visit a national park, or to camp at a national park, is required. For more information, click here.