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Celebrating tourism week with fun, fun, fun

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Celebrating tourism week with fun, fun, fun

McGuinty Government Making Summer Fun More Affordable For Families

The Ontario government is providing more than 1.4 million elementary school children with a 2008 Fun Pass this month.

The pass is valid from July 1 to September 1 and provides one free child's admission (14 and under) with one paid adult or senior's admission to participating attractions and includes a discount on the daily parking permit at Ontario Parks.

The launch of the 2008 Fun Pass is part of National Tourism Week, June 2-8. The theme of the week is Potential Worth Exploring.

Participating attractions include: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Discovery Harbour, Ontario Place, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Centre, Science North, Fort William Historical Park, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Butterfly Conservatory, Old Fort Erie, Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Fulford Place, Homewood Museum, Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre and Barnum House.

If you would like additional information on the Fun Pass, please call 416-314-1425 or send an email to funpass@ontario.ca

Quick Facts

  • Based on data from Statistics Canada, it is estimated that tourism is a $22.8 billion industry in Ontario.
  • Tourism contributes more to our economy in terms of GDP than agriculture, forestry, commercial fishing and hunting and mining industries combined.
  • Ontario draws more than 100 million tourists a year.
  • The tourism industry is Ontario’s single largest youth and seasonal employer.

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“Tourism Week and the Fun Pass give Ontario an excellent opportunity to celebrate the significant contributions that tourism makes to our economy and quality of life. The Fun Pass gives families many affordable ways to enjoy our provincial attractions and stimulates the growth of our tourism industry.”

Peter Fonseca

Minister of Tourism

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