As of June 1, Waterton Lakes National Park began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check our website regularly for the current status of this location and others

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$ 7.90
*Senior$ 6.90
Youthfree
*Family/Group$ 16.00
*Commercial Group, per person$ 6.90

Daily - Shoulder Season

*Adult$ 5.90
*Senior$ 5.00
Youthfree
*Family/Group$ 12.00
*Commercial Group, per person$ 5.00

Annual

*Adult$ 40.06
*Senior$ 35.05
Youthfree
*Family/Group$ 80.23

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

*Adult$ 69.19
*Senior$ 59.17
*Family/Group$ 139.40

CAMPING

One Night

*Townsite - Water, sewer, and electrical$ 39.04
*Townsite -electricity (high occupancy rate)$ 33.01
*Townsite - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers$ 28.00
*Townsite - Walk-in - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only$ 23.00
*Belly River - Primitive$ 16.05
Crandell Mountain Campground is closed due to extensive infrastructure damage from the Kenow Wildfire.

Group Camping - One Night

*Belly River, no showers, per person$ 5.01

CAMPING SERVICES

Fireplace Permit

Per Day$ 8.80

BACKCOUNTRY USE AND CAMPING

Per Permit

*Overnight, per person$ 10.02
*Reservation$ 11.96
Free for youth of 16 and under.

FISHING

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.

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS

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

School Programs

One-Hour Program (Groups of 10 to 30 students)$ 73.60
Two-Hour Program (Groups of 10 to 30 students)$ 147.20
Three-Hour Program (Groups of 10 to 30 students)$ 220.80
Each additional hour$ 73.60

RESERVATION SERVICES

Type

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

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.