On January 1, 2020, visitors will see a minor adjustment of 2.2% on many Parks Canada fees.
The Agency recently assessed the current service level offered at Parks Canada places. Through this review, 21 sites were reclassified and their admission fees will be adjusted. Learn more about these adjustments.
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 specifiedAdult - 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
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
- Reservation fees
- Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission
- Some special event fees
- Backcountry overnight use
Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more information.
|Commercial Group, per person||$ 6.80|
|Additional Family/Group Pass||$ 34.30|
Parks Canada Discovery Pass
|Replacement/Duplicate Pass, each||$ 14.70|
|Wasagaming - Water, sewer, and electrical||$ 38.20|
|Wasagaming - Electrical and Water||$ 35.30|
|Wasagaming - Electrical||$ 32.30|
|Wasagaming - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers||$ 27.40|
|Moon Lake, Lake Audy, Whirlpool, and Deep Lake - Primitive||$ 15.70|
|Yurt - per night, shoulder season||$ 90.00|
|oTENTik - per night, shoulder season||$ 90.00|
|Yurt - per night, peak season||$ 100.00|
|oTENTik - per night, peak season||$ 100.00|
|Designated Group Camping Areas, per person, per night||$ 4.90|
BACKCOUNTRY USE AND CAMPING
|Primitive camping -per campsite, per night||$ 15.70|
|Wilderness Roofed Camping, per night, minimum three persons||$ 73.50|
Visitor Centre Grounds, Bandstand, Wishing Well, Arbour and other approved facilities
|Per Event (maximum 1.5 hours)||$ 68.70|
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|
|Grassland Safari, per student||$ 4.90|
|Discovering the Forest, per student||$ 4.90|
|Marsh Marvels, per student||$ 4.90|
|Escarpment Odyssey, per student||$ 4.90|
|Bison Bootcamp, per student||$ 4.90|
|The Wolves and Elk of the Riding Moutnain National Parks Region, per student||$ 4.90|
|Hug-a-Tree and Survive, Free when added to a paid program||free|
Guided Car Tours, Theatre Programs, Townsite Tours, Adventure Hikes
|Various fees, please consult Visitor Centre or call 204-848-7275||unknown|
|Per Person||$ 3.90|
|Car Caravan, per person||$ 7.30|
|Gorge Creek Hike||$ 10.80|
|Bikes 'n' Beers||$ 14.70|