Passes and permits
Discover Parks Canada in 2018!
Amazing places. Unlimited possibilities.
Canada’s national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites are the ultimate awe-inspiring experience.
2017 free admission
Parks Canada invites Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our national treasures from coast to coast to coast.
Free 2017 Discovery Passes are still available at any Parks Canada location until December 31, 2017.
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, 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.
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;
- Reservation fees;
- Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission;
- Some special event fees;
- Backcountry overnight use.
Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more details.