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
Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission
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.
oTENTik – Gordon Island, Mallorytown Landing, per night
oTENTik – McDonald Island (includes boat docking), per night
Island Camping - One Night
Primitive with composting toilets
HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Special Group Program
For Community Based Groups and Clubs, per person
Evening Guest Speaker Program
Day (up to 12 hours, but not overnight)
Overnight (includes day mooring)
Season - Rental Houseboats
Dinghy Beaching Permit (with purchase of seasonal mooring permit)
Seasonal beaching permit (canoes, kayaks and paddle-boards)
Seasonal beaching permit - Commercial (canoes, kayaks and paddle-boards)
January 1st to December 31st, 2017
Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation - Vehicle/bus parking
Boat Trailer Parking (includes boat launching), per day