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A family on bicycles at Prince Edward Island National Park. Free admission for 2017 to Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast!
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Your free pass to discovery: Get it now!

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, 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.



Where do I start?

Your Parks Canada Discovery Pass provides free admission for the entire year to Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast!

Boating in our historic canals? Don’t forget to order your free lockage permit.

Pick up a pass in-person at these locations

Order your pass or lockage permit online!

Member of the Travel Trade? Bulk order passes for your clients