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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 arriving in a single vehicle in a national park.
School Groups: Students of elementary and secondary schools.


ENTRY

Daily

Adult$ 7.80
Senior$ 6.80
Youth$ 3.90
Family/Group$ 19.60
Commercial Group, per person$ 6.80
School Groups, per student$ 2.90
School Groups, Entry and a Heritage Presentation Special Program, per student$ 3.90

January 1st to December 31st, 2017

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederationfree

Daily - Shoulder Season

Adult$ 5.80
Senior$ 4.90
Youth$ 2.90
Family/Group$ 14.70
Commercial Group, per person$ 4.90
School Groups, per student$ 1.90
School Groups, Entry and a Heritage Presentation Special Program, per student$ 2.90

November 1 to April 30

Annual

Adult$ 39.20
Senior$ 34.30
Youth$ 19.60
Family/Group$ 98.10

NEW! Parks Canada's 2016 Annual Passes are valid for TWO full years. This is the first step toward celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation.

Annual - Discovery Pass

Adult$ 67.70
Senior$ 57.90
Youth$ 33.30
*Family/Group$ 136.40

NEW! Parks Canada's 2016 Annual Passes are valid for TWO full years. This is the first step toward celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation.

CAMPING

One Night

Townsite - Water, sewer, and electrical$ 38.20
Townsite -electricity (high occupancy rate)$ 32.30
Townsite - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers$ 27.40
Townsite - Walk-in - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only$ 22.50
Crandell - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only$ 21.50
Belly River - Primitive$ 15.70

Entry fees apply

Diverse Accommodation

Crandell Campground -TeePee experience -per night$ 55.00

Entry fees and reservation fee apply

Group Camping - One Night

Belly River, no showers, per person$ 4.90

Entry fees apply

CAMPING SERVICES

Fireplace Permit

Per Day$ 8.80

BACKCOUNTRY USE AND CAMPING

Per Permit

Overnight, per person$ 9.80
Season, per person$ 68.70
Reservation$ 11.70

Entry fees apply

FISHING

Per Permit

Daily$ 9.80
Annual$ 34.30

Youths under 16 years of age do not require a fishing permit when accompanied by an adult with a valid permit.

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Off the Shelf Programs, per group

Per Hour of Program Delivery$ 73.60

Custom Programs, per group

Per Hour of Program Development and Program Delivery$ 49.00