You can now “borrow a national park”
The Society of Outdoor Establishments of Quebec (Sépaq) and the Library and National Archives of Quebec (BAnQ) are joining forces to allow BAnQ subscribers to borrow free passes to visit national parks.
This pilot project, launched on the morning of May 2, will allow outdoor enthusiasts to borrow one of the thirty-five passes available at the Grande Bibliothèque free of charge in order to be able to visit the following seven national parks free of charge: < /p>
- Îles-de-Boucherville National Park;
- Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park;
- Yamaska National Park;
- Mont-Orford National Park;
- Mont-Tremblant National Park; < /li>
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- Parc national dePlaisance.
The people of Quebec are not left out since 15 passes are available to them at the National Archives for visit the following four parks:
- Jacques-Cartier National Park;
- Grands-Jardins National Park;
- Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park;
- Frontenac National Park.
Once you have the pass, you have three weeks to enjoy nature hikes. It is not possible to renew the pass or to obtain more than one at a time, in order to give others the chance to access it.
“The nature is culture! National parks are part of our heritage, as are the wealth of documents that BAnQ offers to the public,” explains BAnQ President and CEO, Marie Grégoire, in a press release. “I salute Sépaq, our dynamic partner, and I hope that this pilot project will allow many to enjoy trails and beaches and, why not, outdoor reading!”
Note that unlimited access to a single national park usually costs $46.25 per adult for 12 months.
Subscription to BAnQ is free. Please note that passes must be reserved online.