Grasslands National Park entry and service fees help support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit, you are investing in the park — and in a legacy for future generations.

What is a Park Pass?

A Park Pass is a permit to visit a national park. Park pass fees help pay for scenic parkways, day use areas, trails, public safety, education and information services. Fees remain in the national park or national historic site where they are collected.

Where do my Park Pass fees go?

All revenues from Park Passes remain in the location in which they are collected and help maintain the places and services that national and international visitors use most – including scenic parkways, day use areas, trails and public safety, education and information services.

Canadian tax dollars help Parks Canada create, maintain and restore National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas. Parks Canada tries to ensure good value for visitors and fair economic return for taxpayers while upholding its mandate.

What pass options are available?

Daily passes

  • Valid until 4:00pm on the day after purchase
  • Can be purchased on site at the Visitor Centres and Campground Kiosk

Annual Site Specific Passes

  • Provides entry to Grasslands National Park only
  • Valid for a full year from the end of calendar month purchased
  • Can be purchased on site at the Visitor Centres

Annual Discovery Passes

  • Valid for a full year from the end of calendar month purchased
  • Provide entry into more than 100 National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites
  • Can be purchased on site or online

Who needs to purchase a Park Pass?

Purchase a pass if:

  • You are spending time in a national park (e.g. road trips, camping, backcountry adventures, visits to picnic sites and viewpoints)

Do not purchase a pass if:

  • You are travelling through the parks without stopping – except on scenic parkways.

How much does a Park Pass cost?

Daily Park Passes, Annual Grasslands National Park Passes and Annual Discovery Passes are available for adults, seniors, youth, and families or groups. Special daily rates are also available for commercial and school groups. Complete list of fees.

By phone OR online (Annual Discovery Pass only):

Call 1-888-773-8888 to purchase your Annual Discovery Pass by phone. You can also purchase your pass online. Please allow 5 to 10 business days for delivery in Canada and in the USA. Passes will be mailed out the following business day.