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2013 Fees Proposal

Proposed Fees

Mooring:

The following proposed fees have been developed taking into account operational costs, economic considerations, usage patterns, revenues generated and comparative market research. The proposed national mooring fee structure is necessary to better balance the private benefit derived by users with the public good provided for all Canadians. As a result, Parks Canada must increase the level of contribution by direct users to improve its cost recovery ratio for providing mooring services.

The base price of $0.50 per foot for daytime mooring has been established for all Parks Canada locations. The overnight rate has been established at 2.5 times the daytime rate. Finally, the seasonal rate has been established using the multiple of 16 times the overnight rate. The multiple of 16 is derived from typical travel patterns of 8 two night weekends or a trip of 2 full weeks including 3 weekends. All mooring usage over these amounts would be free to seasonal pass holders, in addition to the convenience that the seasonal pass provides.

The proposed mooring fees will be implemented after all approval processes are complete., In the meantime, seasonal mooring passes will remain available for purchase at the current fee. All seasonal passes will be honoured throughout the 2013 season at the original purchase price.

Daytime Mooring
fee per foot
Overnight Mooring
(includes day mooring)
fee per foot
Seasonal Mooring Pass
fee per foot
Pleasure Boaters $0.50 $1.25 $20.00


Heritage Presentation Special Programs Fees

Hourly fees for groups

Hourly Fee Per Group

Market-Ready /Off-the-Shelf Programs:

$88.75 /hr x # of hours for
program delivery only


Custom Programs:

$57.25 /hr x # of hours for program development and delivery

National per person fees

Categories

Level of Service

Average Planned Number of Participants

2013 proposal
per person

Level 4

Three hour program (or a two or three interpreter program over one hour where the program requires multiple interpreters to effectively deliver)

30 persons
20 persons
10 persons

$8.75
$13.25
$26.50

Level 3

Two hour program (or a two interpreter program for 1 hour where the program requires multiple interpreters to effectively deliver)

30 persons
20 persons
10 persons

$5.75
$8.75
$17.75

Level 2

One hour program with one interpreter

30 persons
20 persons
10 persons

$2.75
$4.25
$8.75

Level 1

The core offer of heritage presentation programming experienced by all on-site visitors to understand mandated messages: why the park or site is nationally significant and Ecological Integrity and Commemorative Integrity messages as well as basic information on services and Parks Canada. Onsite programming may be delivered using a wide variety of personal and non-person media.

Included with entry fee

National Facilities Rental Fees

This new base fee structure will standardize fees and bring consistency to the application of fees in sites were local fees have not already been established. Therefore it is important to note that, due to market realities in various locations, some local fees will be set higher or lower than the proposed base fees.

The base fee structure is set out in three categories as follows:

  1. Commercial Use: Rental fees associated with commercial use of the site and/or facilities for profit; for example, the use of park or site grounds for concerts or other special events.

  2. Private Use: Rental fees associated with private use of the site and/or facilities where there is no realization of revenue; for example, use of park or site grounds for a private tented wedding or use of a facility for meetings.

  3. Not-for-Profit Use: Rental fees associated with use of the site and/or facilities by not-for-profit organizations for charitable or local community events; for example use of park or site grounds by the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada or the local Cub Scouts.

Base Fees for Site and Facility Rental

Type of Use

Description

Proposed National Fee

Commercial Use
(for profit)

Concerts, corporate events, markets, etc.

Rental fee negotiated based on a percentage of Gross Revenue from the event, plus applicable charges for interpretation, equipment rental, evening hours1, etc.
(Minimum $2000.00 per event)

Private Use

Meetings, weddings, birthday parties, private tented events, etc.

Rental fee based on the following rates, plus applicable charges for entry fees, interpretation, equipment rental, evening hours1, etc.:

Multipurpose room rental (2 hour minimum)

$50.00 per hour

Multipurpose room rental (4 hours)

$150.00

Multipurpose room rental ( 1 day)

$250.00

Outdoor Shelter (1 day)

$50.00

Use of building without kitchen (4 hours)

$300.00

Use of building with kitchen (4 hours)

$400.00

Use of grounds (2 hour minimum)

$100.00 per hour

Not-for-Profit Use
(registered charities/local communities)

Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Boy Scouts of Canada, local community events, etc.

Rental fee $1, plus applicable charges for interpretation, equipment rental, evening hours1, etc.

Note 1: Evening rental premium may apply outside normal facility operating hours ($30.00/hour x number of hours x number of staff required).

Learn-to Camp User Fees

Category

Level of Service

Fee

Learn-to camp day event

Learn-to camp workshops and activities offered during daytime. Participants learn and practice skills related to camping.

See related Heritage Presentation Special Program to confirm fee

Learn-to camp campsite
(available for a group of 6 people maximum)

The program includes approximately 2 hours of Learn-to camp orientation and camping equipment. The program can be offered in the group or the regular campground.

$45.00 (per group)

Learn-to camp additional night

$25.00 (per group)

Learn-to camp event
(available for groups of 6 people maximum)

Learn-to camp workshops, activities and equipment provided over the course of 2 days and 1 night. Participants learn and practice skills related to camping and other activities.

$45.00 (per group)
+ related Heritage Presentation Special Program fee

*Fees are exclusive of park/site entry and camping fees.

Diversified Accommodations Fees

Diversified Accommodation Offer- Lodging

New Level of Service

High

  • Prime location, or
  • High demand, or
  • Additional services

Level I

$75 + CPI

Would typically be set up directly on the ground. Primarily sleeping space.

Level II

$120 + CPI

Would typically have a raised floor. Both living and sleeping space. May be suitable for 3-season use.

Level III

$145 + CPI

A raised floor. Higher ratio of living to sleeping space. May be suitable for 4-season use.

Canal Fees

Lockage:

Parks Canada recognizes the importance of historic canals to Canada's heritage, the tourism industry and the thousands of people who visit and take vacation on them each year. Since the beginning of our consultation process on fees, we have been committed to listening to Canadians. Following extensive comments and ideas on the proposed canal lockage fees, Parks Canada is maintaining the freeze on lockage fees for the next three years at 2008 levels.

During this time, Parks Canada is asking all parties benefiting from the canals to collaboratively explore new opportunities to ensure the long term financial sustainability of the canals' operations.

As part of the long-term financial sustainability of the canals operations, Parks Canada is already considering new visitor opportunities that will benefit a broad range of canals users, and create new sources of revenue, all while maintaining support for our tourism operators and industry.

FAQs

For answers to commonly asked questions about proposed canal fees, please click here.