What a year it was for Elk Island National Park (EINP).
The park located roughly 40 km east of Fort Saskatchewan saw approximately 540,000 visitors in 2017 alone.
Thanks in large part to the free passes handed out for Canada 150, attendance was up almost 54 per cent from 2016.
"I think the free passes really helped introduce the park to a lot of new people and we hope to see them again," said Catharine Brazeau, communications officer at EINP.
To continue to encourage families to come out, free entrance will be offered for those 17 and under in 2018.
Plenty of activities are still happening at EINP this winter, a full list can be found on their website.