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

Free admission for youth 17 and under


Are you travelling with a tour operator?

If you are travelling with a licensed tour operator, you will make your reservation, pay your fee and receive your orientation directly through your operator.

Are you travelling independently?

If you are travelling to Gwaii Haanas on a self-guided trip, you will need to call our office at 1-877-559-8818 to make your reservation, pay your fee and arrange your orientation.

We are available Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. PDT to assist you with reservations and trip planning.

When making your reservation be prepared with your planned entry and departure dates, the names, and ages of everyone in your group and, if applicable, your boat name, vessel registration number, and country of registration.

Keep in mind that July and August are our busiest months and the number of visitors allowed to enter Gwaii Haanas each day is limited.


If you are visiting Gwaii Haanas on your own boat or kayak, you must attend a Gwaii Haanas orientation. This session includes information on closures, traveller protocols, and what to do in case of an emergency. It is also an opportunity for you to connect with Gwaii Haanas staff and ask questions about your upcoming trip.

For the 2021 season, the orientation will be offered by telephone or video conference.  All members of your group are required to attend. Please allow 45 minutes for this session.

Once you have made your reservation and attended an orientation you will be issued your visitor guide and permit tag.

Orientations are offered Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT. Please be prepared to book your orientation time slot when you make your reservation.

Evening and Saturday orientations may be available subject to staff availability.   

Special bookings

To book an orientation for a large group or special circumstance (e.g. at a time not regularly scheduled), call 1-877-559-8818. Sessions delivered outside of normal working hours cost $78.50 and payment is made at time of booking.

Orientations in French

If you require a French orientation, please specify this at the time of booking.


We look forward to connecting with you and welcoming you to Gwaii Haanas.




*Adult$ 20,03
*Senior$ 16,97
The fees are applicable from May 1 until September 30.


*Adult$ 120,29
*Senior$ 100,26
The fees are applicable from May 1 until September 30.

Seasonal Early Bird

*Adult$ 60,09
*Senior$ 50,08
Early bird visitor user fees only apply to in-person purchases at the Gwaii Haanas office located at 60 Second Beach Road, HlGaagilda (Skidegate) until April 30 annually.


Visitor Information Centre

Sandspit, per hour$ 13,70
Sandspit, per day$ 36,80


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

Park Orientation Program

Per Request$ 78,50
For requests outside of regularly scheduled programs contact the Gwaii Haanas office at 1-800-559-8818 or send an email to



Production Crew Size, 1 to 6 persons, per project$ 147,20
Production Crew Size, 7 to 12 persons, per project$ 368,00


Production Crew Size, 1 to 6 persons, per project$ 490,60
Taille de l'équipe de production, 1 à 6 personnes, par projet$ 981,30

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.


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.