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Yet Another Reason to Go to Canada: Free National Park Entries for All of 2017

That Justin Trudeau!

Not only did he have the good sense to give women half of all the job in his cabinet (filling all the positions with genuine experts in the subjects they'll be handling), but yesterday he had the wisdom to throw open wide the gates to Canada's national treasures. In honor of Canada's 150th birthday, entry to all of Canada's extraordinary National Parks will be free. And for those Canadians who are too busy in 2017, free entry will be extended to new Canadians and youths in 2018.

This is no small gesture. The Parks, which do generate money with other fees (like camping permits and the like), will likely lose some $60 million in revenue in 2017. But their loss is all our gain, because these are some of the most pulchritudinous places on earth, from the exquisite alpine scenery of Banff National Park to the wacky tides of Fundy Bay to the Grasslands of Saskatchewan and more.

Don't believe me? Take a gander at this:

Bow Lake, Banff National Park (Chris Parker/Flickr)