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Cultural Access Pass for New Canadians

Oct 01, 2015

Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) is proud to announce our partnership with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s (ICC) Cultural Access Pass (CAP) program. As of September 25, 2015, new Canadian citizens in the CAP program will receive complimentary admission to seven TRCA conservation areas, as well as Black Creek Pioneer Village.

CAP offers cardholders free admission to more than 1,200 cultural attractions across Canada during their first year of citizenship. The program provides new citizens the opportunity to discover Canada’s natural heritage and cultural treasures, to learn about our rich history, and to experience nature in our stunning parks.

“This is our way of putting out the welcome mat to new Canadians,” Derek Edwards, Director of Parks and Culture, TRCA said. “There’s really no better way to begin a new life in Canada than by being able to explore it for free. TRCA is thrilled to be a part of this remarkable initiative.”

“TRCA conservation areas provide visitors with a deep understanding of the value of protecting Canada’s natural spaces,” said Charlie Foran, CEO, Institute for Canadian Citizenship. “With this partnership, CAP members will experience and connect to nature, without venturing too far from the city.”

Cardholders simply present their CAP card, along with a piece of photo identification to staff gain free entry for themselves and up to four dependents under the age of 18. Additional purchases, such as items purchased at gift shops, aren’t included in CAP entitlements. Participating TRCA Conservation Area locations include Albion Hills, Boyd, Bruce’s Mill, Glen Haffy, Heart Lake, Kortright Centre and Petticoat Creek. For further information, please see the CAP website,


Media Contacts:

Elizabeth Oakley, Toronto and Region Conservation (416) 274-2036

Julie Phillips, Institute for Canadian Citizenship (416) 593-6998 x225


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Media contact:

Elizabeth Oakley
Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5856

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