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> National Park Passes, Do you buy them?
findingnine
post Mar 13 2009, 06:03 PM
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I was just in the mountains. It cost about $60 for just a few days. For a years pass, it would have cost about $130. That is good for all National Parks in Canada.

When you go to the Parks, do you pay, or just hope you don't get caught.
Also, If you buy the annual pass for a single trip, (sometimes this can be the cheapest), do you save it or try to sell it. I've heard some people sell the pass online to recover some of the cost.
(Is this even allowed?) It's a great idea. Are the passes supposed to be transferable? Does anybody know. With a little planning ahead, that could be real money saver!


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post Mar 16 2009, 09:33 AM
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Yes, I would buy them the normal way, not through some shady characters on kijiji...

I like that the money that I spend there goes to education and conservation efforts. I feel good about spending my money in a national park.


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post Jul 2 2009, 08:28 AM
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Looks like it's $19.60 per family.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/t...es_e.asp?park=1


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post Jul 3 2009, 08:56 AM
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That's a toughie. It's easiest to have a car in this part of Canada, but it is possible to do it without.

If you are staying at hostels, there should be companies doing excursions or shuttle buses going to major destinations from where you are staying.

There's also city buses that can be quite useful, although they aren't the fastest, it is possible to get around on them.


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