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 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.

Fee Information

  • Reservable campsites and oTENTik roofed accommodations must be reserved and paid for through the Parks Canada Reservation Service.
  • Non-Reservable campsites can be paid by self-registration form at all islands kiosks.
  • Payment options for first-come, first-served basis:
    • Self-register on the islands at the green deposit boxes located near most docks. Fees can be paid by credit card, cash or a cheque made out to the Receiver General for Canada. Signs on the deposit boxes outline the fee details and instructions for self-registration.
    • At the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre with cash, debit, credit or a cheque made out to the Receiver General for Canada. Signs on the deposit boxes outline the fee details and instructions for self-registration.
  • Fees remain in the park and are used to improve facilities and services.


Diverse Accommodation

oTENTik, per night$ 100.00

Island Camping - One Night

Primitive with composting toilets$ 15.70



Per Bundle$ 6.80



Per Day$ 9.80
Per Season$ 98.10


Extension Program

Per Hour$ 73.60

Group Tour

Per Person$ 4.90

Special Group Program

For Community Based Groups and Clubs, per person$ 2.90

Education Program

Per Person$ 2.90

Evening Guest Speaker Program

Per Person$ 2.90


Per Foot

Day (up to 12 hours, but not overnight)$ 0.40
Overnight (includes day mooring)$ 0.90
Season$ 9.80
Season - Rental Houseboats$ 14.70
Commercial Season$ 19.60

Beaching/Mooring Buoys

Beaching/Ramps$ 5.80
Dinghy Beaching Permit (with purchase of seasonal mooring permit)$ 14.70
Mooring Buoys$ 19.60
Seasonal beaching permit (canoes, kayaks and paddle-boards)$ 29.00
Seasonal beaching permit - Commercial (canoes, kayaks and paddle-boards)$ 43.50


January 1st to December 31st, 2017

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation - Vehicle/bus parkingfree
Boat Trailer Parking (includes boat launching), per day$ 12.80
Boat Trailer Parking (includes boat launching), seasonal$ 166.80