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Canada’s National Parks and National Historic Sites
MOTOR COACH CANADA L’ASSOCIATION DES AUTOCARISTES CANADIENS
Special Places for All Time … Help us Protect Them Parks Canada’s mandate on behalf of the people of Canada is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage, and to foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure the ecological and commemorative integrity of these places for present and future generations.
Experiencing the Stories of Canada
Parks Canada manages 42 national parks, more than 167 national historic sites and canals, three national marine conservation areas and 10 of 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across Canada, including the newly designated Rideau Canal Corridor in eastern Ontario. These all form a network of special places throughout Canada. Each tells its own story and contributes to the greater story of Canada. Whether your clients are individual travelers, vacationing families, adventurers or a tour group, there are parks and sites where your clients can experience quality programs and services that help to convey the essence of Canada, and to give your clients a memorable Canadian vacation.
Fees—Volume Discounts, FIT Rates and Commercial Group Tour Fees
Fee Freeze We have frozen prices for all Parks Canada entry fees. This price freeze will help the tourism industry and local economies – and help more visitors experience our treasured natural and historic places. For the general public, 2008 prices are in effect until April 1, 2011. For commercial groups, 2009 prices are in effect until April 1, 2012. Advance Notice of Fee Increases Parks Canada is committed to provide the tourism industry with a minimum of 18 months advance notice of new travel trade fees. Maintaining High Quality Visitor Services Parks Canada is known for providing high quality visitor experiences at Canada’s worldrenowned national parks and national historic sites. However, many of Parks Canada’s visitor facilities were built in the 1950s to early 1970s. Despite regular maintenance, they have reached the end of their normal life cycles and need to be rebuilt or replaced. Parks Canada will be spending the money earned from commercial group tour fees in parks and sites where they are collected to help ensure that visitor facilities continue to meet your expectations in the years to come.
Parks Canada Vacation Planners and National Toll-free Information Service
Visitors and tour operators highly value the detailed trip planning information included in Parks Canada’s series of vacation planner booklets. They contain concise trip planning information on each national park and national historic site, including speciﬁc activities and places to experience. Many tour operators like using these. There are two ways you can obtain them. The fastest and most convenient way is to go online to www.pc.gc.ca and, on the introductory page, click on Planning Your Visit. You can download or print the booklets. The second option is to order single copies or bulk quantities (up to 50 copies), at no charge, by calling the Parks Canada National Information Service at (888) 773-8888 from within North America.
Find Parks Canada on the Web
Parks Canada has two Websites to serve you. The travel trade Website at www.pc.gc.ca/ traveltrade is your best source for current information on commercial group tour entry fees for Canada’s national parks and national historic sites; contacts for itinerary planning assistance in each region across Canada; and tour operator-oriented fact sheets and special group programs on our national park and national historic site. The main web site www. pc.gc.ca offers more descriptive information on each national park and national historic site, plus details on dates and hours of operation, etc., as well as on special offerings such as annual national entry passes and campground reservations.
Special Programs for Students
Where better to learn about and experience history than where it really happened? Many national historic sites across Canada cater to student group tours, some even with sleepovers. Look for details and downloadable product sheets on Parks Canada’s travel trade web site www.pc.gc.ca/traveltrade in the new student programs tour section.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tour & Travel Canada 2011
Tour & Travel Canada 2011
Message from the Chairman of the Management Board of Motor Coach Canada
Canadian Provincial/Territorial Carrier Requirements & Contact Information
Provincial Tourism Marketing Offices
Driver Hours of Service Rules
U.S. Passport Rules
Border Crossing Information for Visitors to Canada Arriving by Motor Coach
Canadian Immigration and Customs Contact Numbers and General Information
American Drivers & Tour Directors Working in Canada
Parks Canada Canada’s National Parks and Historic Sites
British Columbia Lotteries
Distances Between Major Cities
Tour Operator Listings
Coach Operator Listings
Welcome to Canada
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland & Labrador
Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut
Welcome to the United States
U.S. New England
U.S. Middle Atlantic
Index to Advertiser
Tour & Travel Canada 2011