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Why Canadian doctors are prescribing National Parks passes and time in nature06:39
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The Yoho River flows through Yoho National Park in Canada's stretch of the Rocky Mountains, straddling the border of British Columbia and Alberta. (Adam Kealoha Causey/AP)
The Yoho River flows through Yoho National Park in Canada's stretch of the Rocky Mountains, straddling the border of British Columbia and Alberta. (Adam Kealoha Causey/AP)

Nothing's better than the doctor saying you're fully healthy. But a close second is them prescribing time in nature — including a free National Parks Pass.

In Canada, that dream is a reality. Host Celeste Headlee speaks with Dr. Melissa Lem, a Vancouver-based family physician and director of the Park Prescriptions Program.

This segment aired on March 3, 2022.

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