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Families Save with the 2012 Fun Pass this Summer

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Families Save with the 2012 Fun Pass this Summer

McGuinty Government Expands Fun Pass Program

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

More than 1.5 million kids will get free admission to stay and play all summer long with the 2012 Fun Pass.

With over $185 in savings, the Fun Pass makes it more affordable for Ontario families to experience 21 different attractions.  From the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto to the Fort Henry National Historic Site in Kingston and the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, the Fun Pass offers plenty of family fun -- all summer long.

The Fun Pass is valid from June 30 to Sept. 3, 2012 and until Nov. 2, 2012 for select agencies and attractions.

This summer, there is a lot to see and do right here in Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • Most kids will receive their Fun Passes with their final report cards this June.
  • The Fun Pass provides school-age children with free admission to 21 Ontario attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior.
  • This year, Ontario is expanding the e-Fun Pass program to allow approximately 440,000 students in 20 school boards to access the Fun Pass online.
  • The Fun Pass also offers a $2 discount on a daily parking permit at Ontario Parks.
  • Now in its eighth year, the Fun Pass program is a collaborative effort among 12 government agencies and attractions and three ministries.

Background Information

Additional Resources


Michael Chan

“There's no better place to have fun in the summer than Ontario. From unique historical sites, to galleries, museums and to the great outdoors, the Fun Pass helps Ontario families enjoy attractions in every part of the province. Our government is proud to help families have more fun and save money this summer.”

Michael Chan

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“The Fun Pass gives families an added reason to visit amazing Ontario attractions like Kingston's Fort Henry. Our government is proud to help Ontarians enjoy all the nature, history science and just plain fun we have right here.”

John Gerretsen

MPP, Kingston and the Islands

Media Contacts

  • Jeff Costen

    Minister’s Office


    (416) 314-4266

  • Denelle Balfour

    Communications Branch


    (416) 326-1724



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