After two years of cancelled vacations and staying at home, you’re ready to get back on the road. And hey, if you can save some money while you do it, all the better! Travel passes are a great way to get discounted – or even free! – access to parks, attractions, and museums all over Alberta. But how do you find these free perks? Leave it to us. We’ve compiled a list of four travel passes with something for everyone.
1. For the whole family: Canada Attractions Pass
The Columbia Icefield (Photo Caption: Redd)
One pass to rule them all? That’s this handy little guy. The Canadian Attractions Pass, launched in Western Canada, giving you savings at dozens of attractions around the province – all for less than $40. A breathtaking panoramic view from the top of the Calgary Tower? You got it. Exploring a 10,000-year-old ice sheet at the Columbia Icefield? No problem. Or a white-water rafting adventure with Maligne Rafting? It’s all here. And your pass is valid for a full year from your purchase date, giving you plenty time of time to use it.
2. For the history buffs: Experience Alberta’s History Annual Pass
While Alberta may be most famous for its natural wonders, it is also home to some fascinating history. And this pass can help you learn all about it. Get unlimited regular admissions to the provinces many history museums, archives, and historic sites. Watch history brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, practice your paleontology at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, or roam the halls of the Queen Anne Revival-style Lougheed House. Passes are priced for Youth ($30), Seniors ($40), Adults ($55), and Families ($125) and it’s valid for one year from the time of purchase.
3. For the foodies: Explore Edmonton Old Strathcona Dining Pass
You shouldn’t travel on an empty stomach, and the Explore Edmonton Old Strathcona Dining Pass will make sure of that. From free apps to $5 pints, this pass can help you experience the best of the city’s food and drink – for less. It’s a mobile savings passport that’s packed with discounts at some of Edmonton’s favourite restaurants, cafes, cocktail bars, bakeries, farm-to-table experiences, and more. And it’s free to sign up.
4. For the outdoorsy types: Parks Canada Discovery Pass
Let’s face it, Alberta is home to some of the country’s world’s most awe-inspiring parks. So, while the Parks Canada Discovery Pass is good across the country, there’s no better place to get the most out of it! With it, you can get into Alberta’s parks – from Jaspar to Banff – faster and for less. In fact, the pass could pay for itself in a week.
5. For snacks along the way: Waypoint Convenience Stores
All this adventure so can make you thirsty! And there’s one more way to save money while you’re on the road. Stop at 55 Waypoint Convenience Stores for handy value packs loaded with protein, energy, or just some tasty local snacks.
About this Blog
Every great adventure needs convenience.
This blog is for those who believe the journey is just as fun as the destination! Whether to visit family, adventures with friends, or classic family fun, no road trip is complete without the perfect snacks to fuel the good times! Like this blog is the stop at the start of the adventure, a Waypoint convenience store is a stop along the way to a lifetime of memories.