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.

This Parks Canada pass 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 the Discovery Pass.

Lockage for boaters

Lockage at Parks Canada's historic canals and 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, backcountry 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;
  • Backcountry overnight use.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more details.


January 1st to December 31st, 2017

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederationfree


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

Group Camping - One Night

Belly River, no showers, per person$ 4.90


Fireplace Permit

Per Day$ 8.80


Per Permit

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


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.


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