“‘It’s the first time in Canada that a doctor or a nurse or licensed health-care professional can actually prescribe nature with something extra to their patients,’ said Lem.

Lem said if a doctor registered to prescribe through the PaRx program believes a patient could benefit from a dose of a nature, they just have to click a box on the parks prescription website when they’re logging the patient’s nature prescription.

The BC Parks Foundation will then mail the patient a free Parks Canada Discovery Pass, which would typically cost $72.25 for an adult. Admission is already free for youth 17 and under.”

Read more on B.C. physicians can now prescribe Parks Canada Discovery Pass to encourage people to get outside via CTV News.

Related articles: B.C. physicians prescribing time outdoors to improve overall health: Q+A via CTV News.

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