Changes coming to Parks Canada Fees in 2023

Some Parks Canada fees will be changing beginning in January 2023. More information is available here.

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 18 to 64 years of age
Senior - Person 65 years of age or over
Youth - Person 6 to 17 years of age
Family/Group - Up to seven people arriving in a single vehicle in a national park

Free admission for youth 17 and under


Fees until December 31, 2021

ADMISSION

Daily

*Adult$ 11,90
*Senior$ 10,20
Youthfree
*Commercial Group, per person$ 10,20

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

*Adult$ 69,19
*Senior$ 59,17
*Family/Group$ 139,40

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Various

Children's Wagon - half day$ 5,50
Children's Wagon - full day$ 11,00

FACILITY RENTAL

Type

Picnic shelter -per hour, two hour minimum$ 65,00
Picnic Shelter, per event, per calendar day$ 490,60
Visitor Reception Centre, per event, per calendar day$ 490,60
Multipurpose room -per hour, two hour minimum$ 65,00
Whole Site, per event, per calendar day$ 1.962,60
Wedding Photos, per session$ 98,10
Historic buildings -per hour, two hour minimum$ 105,00
Historic Building, per event, per calendar day$ 785,00
Modern grounds -per hour, two hour minimum$ 65,00
Single location historic grounds -per hour, two hour minimum$ 105,00
Single-location historic grounds -per day$ 785,00
Evening rental premium -per hour, applied after 8 p.m.$ 65,00

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Enhanced Program

Bake-a-Bannock, per person$ 4,90
Campfires and Communities, per person$ 4,90
Heritage Chocolate Workshop, per person$ 4,90
Mini Mounties Police Drill, per person$ 4,90
Get the Scoop: Ice Cream at Lower Fort Garry, per person$ 4,90
Treaty Negotiation Activity, per person$ 4,90
Guided Driving Tour - per vehicle$ 15,60

Extension Program

Education Group, per person$ 2,90
Video Rental$ 9,80
Commercial Group, per person$ 5,80

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

Staffed Program

Per Person (entry extra)$ 5,80

School Programs

The Big Stone Fort, per person$ 7,30
Beaver on the Coin, per person$ 7,30
Stone Fort Treaty, per person$ 7,30
Each Played a Part, per person$ 7,30
Prejudice and Bias in the Red River, per person$ 7,30
Say LFG, per person$ 4,90

Special Activities

Artifact Bingo$ 2,40
Build-a-Fort$ 2,40
Birthday parties$ 161,70

Fees starting January 1, 2022

ADMISSION

Daily

Adult$ 12,50
Senior$ 10,75
Youthfree
Commercial Group, per person$ 10,75

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Adult$ 72,25
Senior$ 61,75
Family/Group$ 145,25
Order your Discovery Pass here!

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Various

Children's Wagon - half day$ 5,50
Children's Wagon - full day$ 11,00

FACILITY RENTAL

Type

Picnic shelter -per hour, two hour minimum$ 67,75
Picnic Shelter, per event, per calendar day$ 511,25
Visitor Reception Centre, per event, per calendar day$ 511,25
Multipurpose room -per hour, two hour minimum$ 67,75
Whole Site, per event, per calendar day$ 2.045,25
Wedding Photos, per session$ 102,25
Historic buildings -per hour, two hour minimum$ 109,50
Historic Building, per event, per calendar day$ 818,00
Modern grounds -per hour, two hour minimum$ 67,75
Single location historic grounds -per hour, two hour minimum$ 109,50
Single-location historic grounds -per day$ 818,00
Evening rental premium -per hour, applied after 8 p.m.$ 67,75

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Enhanced Program

Bake-a-Bannock, per person$ 5,25
Campfires and Communities, per person$ 5,25
Heritage Chocolate Workshop, per person$ 5,25
Mini Mounties Police Drill, per person$ 5,25
Get the Scoop: Ice Cream at Lower Fort Garry, per person$ 5,25
Treaty Negotiation Activity, per person$ 5,25
Guided Driving Tour - per vehicle$ 16,50

Extension Program

Education Group, per person$ 3,25
Video Rental$ 10,25
Commercial Group, per person$ 6,25

Off the Shelf Programs, per group

Per Hour of Program Delivery$ 76,75

Custom Programs, per group

Per Hour of Program Development and Program Delivery$ 51,25

Staffed Program

Per Person (entry extra)$ 6,25

School Programs

The Big Stone Fort, per person$ 7,75
Beaver on the Coin, per person$ 7,75
Stone Fort Treaty, per person$ 7,75
Each Played a Part, per person$ 7,75
Prejudice and Bias in the Red River, per person$ 7,75
Say LFG, per person$ 5,25

Special Activities

Artifact Bingo$ 2,50
Build-a-Fort$ 2,50
Birthday parties$ 168,50

Free admission for youth 17 and under

As of January 1, 2018, admission to Parks Canada places for youth 17 and under is free! There’s no better time to create lasting memories with the whole family.

Details

What is free?

Admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada will be provided free of charge.

Free admission for youth only applies to places managed by Parks Canada. It does not apply to provincial parks, territorial 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 free admission for youth.

What is not free?

Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission for youth at our parks and sites, however regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as:

  • Camping, backcountry and other accommodations
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
  • Northern Park Backcountry Camping and Excursion Permit
  • Lockage
  • 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 information.