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.

Youth free admission

Free admission to Parks Canada places for youth aged 17 and under. Start planning your family adventure!

New for 2018!

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Discovery Pass

Admission for a full year to Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast. Get your pass today!

Save 20% on Family/Group passes until December 31, 2017. Don't miss this limited time offer!

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Cultural Access Pass

Welcome new Canadian citizens! New Canadian citizens can receive free admission to Parks Canada places with the Cultural Access Pass.

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Lockage and mooring

Seasonal lockage and mooring permits provide unlimited opportunities to experience Canada's historic waterways.

Available to purchase in 2018.

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;
  • 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.