Logo for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, with 15 different coloured dots in three rowsIf you received your Canadian citizenship within the last 365 days and are above the age of 18 years, you are eligible for a Cultural Access Pass. The pass will give you complimentary admission to over a thousand of Canada's Cultural treasures, as well as half price travel with VIA Rail. This is a great program you'll want to take advantage of.


Cultural Access Pass

As a gift to Canada's celebrated new citizens, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) offers the Cultural Access Pass (CAP) to new citizens. It provides complimentary admission to more than a thousand of Canada's cultural treasures from coast-to-coast-to-coast, and a 50% discount on travel with VIA Rail. The program creates opportunities for Canada's newest citizens to discover our rich cultural history, world-renowned artworks, historical figures and stunning parks.

Cultural Access Pass written in yellow, blue and orangeYou are eligible for a CAP if:

  • You a Canadian Citizen
  • You received your citizenship within the last 365 days?
  • You are 18 years of age or older?

To learn more about the Cultural Access Pass, its participating attractions, and VIA Rail Canada's offer, go to culturalaccesspass.ca.

Discounted Travel on VIA Rail  

An advertisement: Travel by train for less! 50% off VIA RailVIA Rail and ICC have teamed up to offer CAP members a 50% discount on VIA Rail travel across Canada. The discount applies to the lowest available fare of any class, one way or round trip, and may be used by any CAP member and up to four of their children under the age of 18. The discount is invalid during blackout periods. 

According to Marc Laliberté, Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail: "As the national rail service, VIA Rail is committed to helping all Canadians discover the many wonders of Canada."