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Ontario Summer Fun Pass Offers Great Discounts

Ontario is helping families plan summer activities close to home with the 2015 Fun Pass.

The Fun Pass gives up to 1.5 million elementary school-aged children access to 18 participating attractions across the province.

“The Fun Pass offers affordable options for families to get out and enjoy many of Ontario’s attractions. Located across the province, attractions like the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinberg, Science North in Sudbury and the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara have fun, interactive programming for all ages,” said Michael Coteau, Ontario Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister.

With the Fun Pass, one child admission is free when accompanied by a paid adult or senior admission. Parents also save $2 on a daily parking permit at Ontario’s provincial parks.

The Fun Pass is also packed with money-saving coupons to make summer more affordable for Ontario families, offering up to $165 in total savings for families in Ontario.

According to Coteau helping to make summer more affordable for families is part of the Ontario government’s plan to build Ontario up.

The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

Tourism in Ontario generates over $28 billion in economic activity and supports more than 359,000 direct and indirect jobs in the province.

“I encourage Ontario families to take advantage of the Fun Pass this summer, discover some of the great attractions our province has to offer and make memories right here at home,” said Coteau.

Fun Passes were handed out in June to children in public and private schools across the province. Parents can also access a printable version of the Fun Pass online. The Fun Pass is generally valid from June to the end of September.

Unfortunately, the Fun Pass is an initiative of the Government of Ontario and not a federal program. For military families living in other parts of the country, please check local tourism initiatives in your province for private tourism discounts and incentives.

Please visit the Ministry of Tourism website for more information on participating venues or to print off coupons.

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Vicki L Morrison

Thanks to her husband's military career Vicki reinvented herself as a writer so she could work from home, while taking care of their three kids. A former MFRC executive director Vicki is a passionate advocate for military families who loves telling their stories.

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