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PARKS CANADA
Parks Canada Newsletter Contest

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS

(a) OVERVIEW

Organizer: This “Parks Canada Newsletter Contest” is organized by Parks Canada Agency (hereinafter referred to as “Parks Canada”).

Prize Provider(s): Prizes provided by Parks Canada.

Start/End Dates: Contest starts at 12:00 p.m., noon, Eastern Time on April 11, 2022, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 31, 2022 (hereinafter referred to as “Contest Period”)

Prize(s): Fifty (50) prizes are available to be won and will be awarded after the Contest Period ends on May 31, 2022.

Each prize consists of one (1) Parks Canada Family/Group Discovery Passes. The Family/Group Discovery Pass provides admission to over eighty (80) Parks Canada administered places for up to seven (7) individuals arriving in the same vehicle. It is valid for twelve (12) consecutive months beginning from the date of winner confirmation. Each of the fifty (50) prizes is subject to the Discovery Pass terms and conditions.

The total retail value of the fifty (50) prizes (excluding taxes) is $6,917.67.

(b) ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to all residents of Canada, who are over the age of majority in the province or territory in which they reside. The following persons are not eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize: employees, officers, directors, or representatives of Parks Canada, and the parents, siblings and children of, and persons domiciled with, such individuals; anyone under the age of majority in the province or territory in which they reside; any of Parks Canada’s agents, corporate parent, affiliated or related companies, subsidiaries, divisions, promotional and advertising agencies and administrators.

(c) HOW TO ENTER; NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

Eligible entrants can participate in the Contest using one of two methods:
  • (I) If already subscribed to the Parks Canada Newsletter, eligible entrants can update their information and preferences by clicking on the “Update my preferences now!” button found in the April newsletter, or click on “Update your information” link, available in any newsletter footer; or
  • (II) Otherwise, eligible entrants can sign up to the Parks Canada Newsletter at www.parkscanada.gc.ca/contest and accept the newsletter terms and conditions.

    During the Contest Period, eligible entrants must fill out all required fields and check off the box stating that they have read and agree to comply with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations; and then enter the Contest by clicking the “Update” or “Sign Up” button.


No purchase is necessary to be eligible to enter, participate or win.

An eligible entrant is entitled to submit one (1) (but not more than one) entry to the Contest.

(d) PRIZES

Fifty (50) prizes are available to be won in this Contest. See above under Rule 1 (a) and below under Rule 1 (e) for more prize details.

All prizes must be accepted as awarded. No substitution for any awarded prize may be requested by prize winners nor permitted by Parks Canada.

(e) PRIZE WINNERS

Prizes: By 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on June 3, 2022, fifty (50) eligible entrants will be randomly drawn electronically and identified by Parks Canada as possible prize winners (“Possible Winners”). Parks Canada will send an email to each Possible Winner at the entrant’s email address as supplied on the newsletter form.

Fifty (50) Possible Winners will be drawn in this way. The chance of an eligible entry being drawn depends on the total number of eligible entries that qualify for the prize and that are received during the Contest Period.

If an eligible entrant who is identified and contacted by Parks Canada as a Possible Winner fails to contact Parks Canada by email, as requested, within two (2) business days after receiving notification that his/her name was drawn by Parks Canada as a Possible Winner of that prize, she/he will be disqualified and another eligible entrant will be randomly drawn electronically and selected as a Possible Winner. All selections of Possible Winners will be based on these Official Contest Rules and Regulations until such time as fifty (50) winners have been confirmed, or until there are no more eligible entries, whichever comes first.

Parks Canada will not be responsible for failed attempts to contact a Possible Winner.

(f) TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING PRIZES AND DRAW

Discovery Pass terms of use:
  • A Discovery Pass provides the holder with unlimited admission to over 80 participating national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites. For a full list of destinations, visit www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/admission/particip#disco.
  • The Discovery Pass is valid for a full 12 months from the date the winner is confirmed, expiring on the last day of the month. As an example, if a winner is confirmed on June 5, 2022, the Discovery Pass will be valid until June 30, 2023.
  • The Family/Group Discovery Pass provides admission for up to seven (7) individuals arriving in the same vehicle.
  • The Discovery Pass includes all the privileges and services that normally come with a daily admission pass or permit. Services such as Canadian Rockies Hot Springs admission, backcountry overnight use, guided tours or parking that normally carry a separate fee are excluded. Camping fees are not included. Family/group passes are not valid for commercial groups.
  • The Discovery Pass must be signed by the pass holder and is void if sold or transferred.
  • The pass holder must be present when using the pass.
  • The pass must be hung from the rear-view mirror with the date facing forward or placed on the driver side dashboard with the date facing up. If arriving by foot, motorcycle, boat or transit, the Discovery Pass must be presented in person upon arrival. When visiting a national historic site, the Discovery Pass must be presented upon arrival.
  • The Discovery Pass must be kept in a safe place. Parks Canada is not liable for any loss.


Parks Canada Newsletter terms and conditions

All email communications are done in accordance with Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL), the Privacy Act and other applicable laws. Your consent is required for your email address to be used to provide you with information for promotional purposes.

To respect your privacy and protect you, Parks Canada collects the minimum amount of personal information needed to administer the Parks Canada Newsletter. Your personal information will only be used to send you promotional emails about Parks Canada events and activities, special offers, trip planning news and more. In critical situations, your information could also be used to send you informational emails that would greatly impact your visit to our places (e.g. closures).

The Parks Canada Newsletter is administered by a third-party provider. This third-party provider temporarily shares subscriber email addresses with a service provider to send the newsletter. Upon completion of this task, the service provider permanently deletes all information as soon as the newsletter is sent. Your information will not be disclosed to other parties for any other purposes outside of administering the newsletter.

For full Parks Canada Newsletter terms and conditions, visit www.pc.gc.ca/en/termes-terms#p08.

Other Terms and Conditions:

Parks Canada will not be in any way responsible (and for greater certainty, the prizes may be forfeited and Parks Canada is not obligated to offer any substitute prizing in its place) in the event that the Parks Canada Discovery Pass cannot be used by the confirmed winner for any reason whatsoever (including, without limitation, due to illness or health risks, or any governmental or health authority orders, measures, directives or guidance in response to such illness or risks, such as, without limitation, those that may be implemented to mitigate COVID-19 transmission, or due to any other cause of any kind or nature whatsoever beyond the commercially reasonable control of Parks Canada).

Parks Canada shall not be responsible for any delay, postponement, suspension or cancellation of any visitor service or offer. Prize winners will not be compensated in the event of such delay, postponement, suspension or cancellation.

Parks Canada reserves the right to substitute for any prize an alternate prize of equal or greater dollar value.

(g) DISQUALIFICATION

Parks Canada, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any individual who attempts to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by tampering with any website mechanism, or who acts in a disruptive manner, or violates these Official Contest Rules and Regulations. For any attempt by an entrant to damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, Parks Canada reserves the right to disqualify such entrant and seek remedies and damages (including legal fees) from any such participant to the fullest extent permitted by law. Parks Canada ’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

(h) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Parks Canada is excluded from all liability for any personal injury, loss, or damage of whatever kind (including loss of data) caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from downloading any material from Parks Canada’s Contest Websites, whether or not the material was prepared by Parks Canada or a third-party, and whether or not the material is connected to Parks Canada’s websites by a hypertext link. Parks Canada takes no responsibility for the content of third-party websites which may be linked to Parks Canada’s Contest Websites by a hypertext link.

Parks Canada reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest if fraud, technical failures, or any other factor beyond Parks Canada’s reasonable control impairs the administration or integrity of the Contest, as determined by Parks Canada in its sole discretion. In the event of such impairment, Parks Canada may choose alternate Possible Winners from all eligible entries received as of the time of impairment.

(i) GENERAL

By entering and participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and to release and hold harmless Parks Canada and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any liability for damage, injury, death, loss, cancellation or other liability arising from the entrant’s acceptance or use of a prize or substituted prize or having participated in this Contest including, without limitation, claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, or from the misuse or malfunction of such prize or substitute prize. Parks Canada and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents assume no liability for losses incurred as a result of a cancellation of the Contest or for any reason whatsoever or for events occurring after the award of a prize. All such losses or expenses will be borne by each individual prize winner. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and local laws and may be void where prohibited by the law of the entrant’s place of residence. Decisions of Parks Canada regarding all aspects of the Contest are final.

(j) SKILL-TESTING QUESTION: WINNER’S DECLARATION AND RELEASE

Before being confirmed and declared an actual prize winner, each Possible Winner must have answered correctly, without assistance, the mathematical, skill-testing question which will be provided as part of Parks Canada’s Declaration and Release Form (the “Release Form”).

The Possible Winners for the prizes will be required to sign the Release Form confirming their compliance with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations, acceptance of the prize as-awarded, and releasing Parks Canada its affiliated and related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability in connection with this Contest and the prize as-awarded. The completed Release Form must be returned to Parks Canada within the time period specified on the Release Form or the prize will be forfeited. Prizes will be delivered (or communicated) to the successful prize winners within twenty-four (24) hours of Parks Canada’s confirmation that; (i) the Possible Winner is eligible to be awarded the prize in question; (ii) the Possible Winner has correctly answered the skill-testing question [see Rules 1 (j) above]; and (iii) Parks Canada has received the fully-completed Release Form executed by the Possible Winner.

(k) WINNER’S CONSENT

No communication will be entered into except with Possible Winners. By entering and participating in the Contest, the prize winners consent to the use of: her/his/their name; address (city and province or territory); comments attributable to him/her/them pertaining to the Contest, a prize or prizes, and/or Parks Canada. No remuneration in connection with any publicity relating to the Contest, carried out by or on behalf of Parks Canada in any manner whatsoever including, without limitation, print, broadcast, the internet and social media is offered to or required by any entrant or prize winner.

(l) ENTRIES

Parks Canada does not assume any responsibility and is not responsible for (i) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information and entries that fail to comply with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations; (ii) any loss, or damages caused by an awarded prize or the Contest itself; or (iii) any failure of Parks Canada’s Contest Websites during the Contest Period, including any problems, human or technical, printing errors, lost, delayed, garbled data or transmissions, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects or failures of any telephone or community lines, or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any material connected to the Contest. Entry material/data that has been tempered with or altered is void.

(m) INTERPRETING THESE RULES

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations, or the respective rights and obligations of the prize claimants and Parks Canada in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with (i) the laws of the Province of Québec and the laws of Canada applicable therein with respect to the residents of the Province of Québec, and (ii) the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein with respect to residents of the other Canadian provinces and territories, without regard to conflicts of law principles. Any attempt by a participant or any other individual to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest could be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made; Parks Canada reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws.

(n) SUSPENDING/CANCELLING/AMENDING THE CONTEST

Parks Canada reserves the right, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, to terminate or suspend the Contest or to amend these Official Contest Rules and Regulations at any time and in any way, without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running or being completed, as originally planned (for example, as a result of tampering or infection by a computer virus) Parks Canada reserves the right, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, to cancel the Contest.

(o) LITIGATION RESPECTING THE CONTEST

Any litigation by residents of the Province of Québec respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity Contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any such litigation respecting the awarding of a prize to any resident of the Province of Québec may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

(p) PRIVACY

Parks Canada respects every entrant’s right to privacy. By entering this Contest, each entrant is deemed to automatically have provided his/her consent that personal information collected from entrants will only be used by Parks Canada to administer the Contest and in order to provide the entrant with information regarding upcoming promotions and/or events involving Parks Canada, or as otherwise provided in these Official Contest Rules and Regulations. Any conflict or discrepancy between the foregoing provisions of this Rule 1(p) and any applicable laws or regulations of Canada, or the provinces or territories of Canada, with respect to privacy, shall be resolved in favor of such applicable laws or regulations.