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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.

Get your Discovery Pass

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
  • Some special event fees
  • 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.


One Night

Pine Lake - Primitive$ 15.70



Per Bundle$ 6.80



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



Kettle Point Cabin, per group (non-refundable)$ 39.20

Per Person

Kettle Point Cabin$ 4.90
Pine Lake Theatre (2.5 hours)$ 9.80
Fort Smith Visitor Centre (2.5 hours)$ 4.90
Fort Chipewyan Visitor Centre (2.5 hours)$ 4.90


Per Permit

Daily$ 9.80
Annual$ 34.30


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

Education Program

Adult Educational Group$ 11.70

Base Tour

Per person$ 1.90

Salt Plains Program

Per Person$ 13.70

Salt River Karst Program

Per Person$ 13.70

Grosbeak Lake Program

Per Person$ 13.70

Guided Tour - Salt Plains

Commercial Group, per person$ 11.70

Guided Tour - Salt River Karst

Commercial Group, per person$ 11.70

Guided Tour - Grosbeak Lake

Commercial Group, per person$ 11.70