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

ADMISSION

Daily

*Adult$ 10.50
*Senior$ 9.00
*Youthfree
*Family/Group$ 21.00
*Commercial Group, per person$ 9.00

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

*Adult$ 72.25
*Senior$ 61.75
*Family/Group$ 145.25

CAMPING

One Night

Primitive, no fire pit$ 16.75
Primitive$ 26.00
Unserviced, no showers or fire pit$ 23.00
Unserviced, no showers$ 32.25
Unserviced with showers and no fire pit$ 29.25
Unserviced with showers$ 38.50
Electrical services without fire pit$ 34.50
Electrical services$ 43.75
Full service without fire pit$ 40.75
Full service$ 50.00

oTENTik – One Night

*oTENTik$ 128.00

Group Camping - One Night

*Marmot, with showers, per person$ 6.25
*Whirlpool group camping, limited amenities, per day$ 262.50

CAMPING SERVICES

Type

*Fire Permit, per day$ 9.25

BACKCOUNTRY USE AND CAMPING

Per Permit

*Overnight, per person$ 10.50
*Overnight, per youthfree
*Grazing Permit, per horse, per day$ 2.25

FISHING

Per Permit

*Daily$ 10.25
*Annual$ 35.75
Valid at Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho national parks.

SITE AND FACILITY USE

Palisades

*Accommodations – Barn Room 12, per night$ 146.50
*Accommodations – Barn Room 14, per night$ 293.00
*Accommodations – Barn Room 15, per night$ 146.50
*Accommodations – Barn Room 17, per night$ 366.25
*Accommodations – Barn Room 18, per night$ 293.00
*Accommodations – Barn Room 19, per night$ 293.00
*Accommodations – Machine Shed 1, per night$ 219.75
*Accommodations – Machine Shed 2, per night$ 219.75
*Accommodations – Smithy, per night$ 293.00
*Accommodations – Ice House, per night$ 293.00
*Accommodations – House, per night$ 585.99
*Accommodations – Den, per night$ 2,197.47
*Day Use – Adult, per person$ 6.75
*Day Use – Youth, per person$ 5.50
*Day use – Grande Yellowhead School Division, per person$ 3.50

Rental

*Small facility rental, per day$ 52.25

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS

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

World Heritage Interpretive Theatre

*Per Person$ 12.25
*Per Performance$ 1,022.75
*School Groups, per performance$ 613.50

Managing Jasper National Park, One Hour Group Program

*Per Person$ 12.25
*Minimum Charge, per group$ 307.00

Managing Jasper National Park, Half Day Group Program

*Per Person$ 47.00
*Minimum Charge, per group$ 818.00

Managing Jasper National Park, Full Day Group Program

*Per Person$ 94.00
*Minimum Charge, per group$ 1,636.25

RESERVATION SERVICES

Type

*Online Reservation, Modification or Cancellation$ 11.50
*Reservation, Modification or Cancellation by phone$ 13.50

AIRSTRIP

Type

*Maintenance & non-commercial use fee - per day (Exempt for emergency or diversionary landings)$ 5.25
*Maintenance & non-commercial use fee -annual$ 52.25
*Long-term parking fee - annual fee for residents$ 52.25

BUSINESS LICENCES (ANNUAL)

Delivery Service

*Where the Delivery is not Part of Another Sales or Service Business$ 61.50

Photography

*Itinerant Photographer Carrying On Business in Temporary Quarters$ 204.50

Other Business Licences

*Each Business$ 61.50

OTHER RELATED FEES

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.