Consider purchasing a Parks Canada Discovery Pass if you like visiting National Parks and National Historic Sites. Link: http://www.pc.gc.ca/ar-sr/lpac-ppri/ced-ndp.aspx
A list of participating National Historic Sites is here: http://www.pc.gc.ca/ar-sr/lpac-ppri/faq ... n-nhs.aspx
and a list of participating National Parks is here: http://www.pc.gc.ca/ar-sr/lpac-ppri/faq ... pn-np.aspx
Current Discovery Pass annual pricing is:
Adult Individual (ages 17-64) $67.70
or a Family/Group (up to seven people arriving together in a single vehicle) is $136.40 - only $1 more than two adult passes.
I think it that it is a particularly good value for the Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island).
New Brunswick National Historic Sites
Carleton Martello Tower
St. Andrews Blockhouse
Nova Scotia National Historic Sites
Alexander Graham Bell
Fortress of Louisbourg
Kejimkujik (Day use only)
Prince Edward Island National Historic Sites
Green Gables Heritage Place (Anne of Green Gables)
New Brunswick National Parks
Nova Scotia National Parks
Cape Breton Highlands NP
Prince Edward Island National Park
Prince Edward Island NP
The Pass only covers admission fees, camping fees are extra but it still can save you a fair bit of money as it is $7.80 per person per day to just enter a National Park.
You can purchase a Parks Canada Discovery Pass upon arrival at any of the participating national parks or historic sites and you can upgrade to a higher-value pass or permit within 30 days of purchasing a lesser value pass such as a daily entrance fee and just pay the difference in value.
We visited the Citadel in Halifax and paid $26 single day admission to get in and park the van. Then we upgraded to a Discovery Pass when we arrived at Cape Breton National Park at Cheticamp. They instantly credited the $26 off the $136 Discovery Pass. So we spent two days in Cape Breton National Park ($31), visited Fortress of Louisbourg ($35) and the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site ($16). We "saved" $108 in admission fees visiting only four places by purchasing the $136 Discovery Pass and the pass still has a bit over 12 months validity period remaining. I'll probably visit Fundy National Park next and that will push us past the break even point for us. You could easily reach the break even point visiting Nova Scotia alone.
I like it because it encourages me to seek out and visit places that turn out to be quite enjoyable that I might have passed by not knowing they were nearby.
I listed only the three Maritime Provinces above. The Discovery Pass is valid in all Canadian Provinces.