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, territorial 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.

ENTRY

January 1st to December 31st, 2017

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederationfree

CAMPING

One Night

Unserviced with Washroom Building Having Toilets and Showers$ 25.50
Serviced with Electricity$ 29.40
Parks Canada oTENTik$ 120.00
In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, admission will be offered free from January 1st to December 31st, 2017.

Group Camping - One Night

With Showers, per person$ 5.80
In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, admission will be offered free from January 1st to December 31st, 2017.

Canoe-camping - One Night

Primitive$ 15.70
Primitive (includes firewood)$ 24.50
In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, admission will be offered free from January 1st to December 31st, 2017.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

January 1st to December 31st, 2017

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederationfree

SNOWSHOEING

January 1st to December 31st, 2017

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederationfree

FISHING

Per Permit

Daily$ 9.80
Annual$ 34.30
In addition to the fees charged for these activities, entry fees apply in 2016. However, in order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, admission will be offered free from January 1st to December 31st, 2017.

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Special Activities

Per Person$ 4.90
Self-guided trail, per unit$ 5.00
In addition to the fees charged for these activities, entry fees apply in 2016. However, in order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, admission will be offered free from January 1st to December 31st, 2017.