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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 to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada;
  • Lockage at Parks Canada's canal and historic 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 and other accommodations
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
  • Mooring
  • Reservation fees
  • Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission
  • Firewood
  • Overnight backcountry use.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more details.

Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit a park or site you are investing in its future — and in a legacy for future generations.

The following definitions apply to entry and service fee categories unless otherwise specified:

Adult: Person 17 to 64 years of age
Senior: Person 65 years of age or over
Youth: Person 6 to 16 years of age
Family/Group: Up to seven people, with a maximum of two adults, visiting a national historic site together.
School Groups: Students of elementary and secondary schools.


CAMPING

Group Camping

Without Showers, per person$ 4.90

LOCKAGE

January 1st to December 31st, 2017

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederationfree

Per Foot

Single Lock and Return$ 0.90
One Day$ 1.60
Transit one-way$ 4.65
Six Days$ 5.05
Seasonal$ 8.80
Seasonal (Rental House Boats)$ 13.10
Seasonal (Commercial)$ 28.80

Permits sold online here!

BOAT LAUNCHING

Type

Per Day$ 9.80
Per Season$ 98.10

At Poonamalie, Detached, Edmonds, and Beveridges Lockstations.

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Group Tour

Commercial Group, per person$ 3.40

Education Program

Per Person$ 1.90

MOORING

Per Foot

Overnight (includes day mooring)$ 0.90
Seasonal, overnight$ 9.80
Seasonal (Commercial), overnight$ 19.60

Permits sold online here!

PRE-SEASON PACKAGE (END OF NAVIGATION TO MARCH 31)

Per Foot

Transit Permit (includes one overnight mooring permit)$ 4.65
Six Day Lockage Permit (includes one free overnight mooring permit)$ 5.05
Season Lockage Permit and Season Mooring Permit (includes a 10% discount off the price of the mooring permit)$ 17.60

Permits sold online here!

ELECTRIC POWER HOOKUP

Type

Per Vessel$ 9.80

PARKING

Hartwells

Per Hour$ 1.00
Per Day$ 4.00
Winter Seasonal$ 417.00

Black Rapids

Per Hour$ 1.00
Per Day$ 4.00

Hogs Back

Per Day$ 4.00

Edmonds

Per Day$ 3.00

Newboro

Per Day$ 3.00
Seasonal$ 132.40

Kingston Mills

Per Hour$ 1.00
Per Day$ 3.00

Long Island

Per Hour$ 1.00
Per Day$ 4.00

Merrickville

Per Hour$ 1.00
Per Day$ 4.00

ACTIVITY

Type

Transportation of Dangerous Goods on a Canal$ 262.50
Individual Private-use Repair or New Work$ 52.50
Commercial or Multi-user Repair or New Work at Existing Site$ 105.00
Commercial or Multi-user New Work at New Site$ 262.50
Organized Event for Profit$ 210.00
Organized Event for Non-profit Charity (for navigation season)free
Takeoff, Land, Moor an Aircraft in a Canal (for a navigation season)$ 105.00
Discharge Fireworks in a Canal$ 52.50
Winter a Vessel in a Canal (per metre of length)$ 80.40
Lie Up a Vessel in a Canal (per day for each metre of length)$ 10.50