Hikers enjoying the view

Join the Celebration with Parks Canada!

Parks Canada is inviting Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary at our national treasures from coast to coast to coast.

To mark this special year, we're offering free admission to all Parks Canada locations, and we want you to join us for the celebration.

What is free?

Admission

Admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada.

This Parks Canada pass only applies to places managed by Parks Canada.It does not apply to provincial parks, municipal and private parks, nor to the many historic sites not managed by Parks Canada.

Please refer to the full list of Parks Canada places before you plan your visit to take advantage of the Discovery Pass.

Lockage for boaters

Lockage at Parks Canada's historic canals and waterways.

What is not free?

Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission to our places, however, regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as:

  • Camping, backcountry and other accommodations;
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs;
  • Mooring;
  • Reservation fees;
  • Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission;
  • Some special event fees;
  • Firewood;
  • Backcountry overnight use.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more details.

CAMPING

One Night

McDonald, per party, per vehicle (May 15 to September 30)$ 13.70
McDonald, per senior party, per vehicle (after Labour Day to September 30 and May 15 to June 14)$ 6.80
McDonald, additional vehicle$ 6.80
McDonald, additional vehicle, per senior party, (after Labour Day to September 30 and May 15 to June 14)$ 3.40
Sidney Spit, per party, including group campsite (May 15 to September 30)$ 13.70
Prior Centennial (North Pender Island), per party, per vehicle (May 15 to September 30)$ 13.70
Prior Centennial (North Pender Island), additional vehicle$ 6.80
Prior Centennial (North Pender Island), per senior party, per vehicle (after Labour Day to September 30 and May 15 to June 14)$ 6.80
Prior Centennial (North Pender Island), additional vehicle, per senior party (after Labour Day to September 30 and May 15 to June 14)$ 3.40

Group Camping - One Night

Sidney Spit, per youth group (maximum 30 participants)$ 49.00
Applies to school or not-for-profit groups, ages 18 and under.

BACKCOUNTRY USE AND CAMPING

Per Person

Overnight (16 years and older)$ 4.90
Applies to Cabbage Island, Princess Margaret (Portland Island), Beaumont (South Pender Island), Shingle Bay (North Pender Island), D’Arcy Island, Isle-de-Lis, James Bay (Prevost Island), and Narvaez Bay (Saturna Island)"

FACILITY RENTAL

Group Picnicking

Sidney Spit, per event, per group$ 49.00

MOORING

Buoys

Per Night$ 9.80
Sidney Spit, Beaumont (South Pender Island), Cabbage Island.

DOCKING

Per Night

Sidney Spit, per metre$ 1.90