Outdoor Recreation Idea of the Day, December 7, 2010

Canada's "My Parks Pass" Program

December 7, 2010 (Washington, DC) - The Parks Canada "My Parks Pass" program was announced in April 2010 by Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice. Under the initiative, Grade 8 students across Canada are permitted to enter 27 national parks and 68 national historic sites for free for 12 months. It is a joint initiative with Nature Canada and the Historica-Dominion Institute.

Harper encouraged the students to use their parks pass over the next year so they could learn more about the history and nature shared by Canadians.

"As future leaders, Canada is in your hands," he concluded. "The best way to prepare yourself to lead is to learn as much as you can about this great land we call home. Enjoy."

Seems like a great idea for US Presidents and governors to embrace!

Idea of the Day is inspired by the President's America's Great Outdoors Initiative to connect Americans to the outdoors and as well as AGO's IdeaJam blog. ARC’s submissions to the blog can be found if you click here. Additional ideas that have been submitted to IdeaJam can be found in our September 2010 newsletter, which is here.