New net rates for Parks Canada Discovery Passes

Parks Canada is pleased to offer a new service by which travel trade can purchase Adult and Senior Discovery Passes for your FIT clients at NEW net rates with no minimum order required. Place your order today!

Free admission for youth 17 and under

Admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada will be provided free of charge for visitors 17 and under. A pass is not required to take advantage of free admission for youth.

2018 updates to the official Parks Canada app

Parks Canada's National App has new features for 2018 to make your clients’ trip planning and site visit even better.

New features:

  • Taking a road trip and visiting multiple locations? No problem. Plan your entire itinerary within the Parks Canada App.
  • Planning on doing some hiking during your visit? Great! Check out your trail options and download trail maps right from the App.
  • Want to record your wildlife viewings? Absolutely! Find a Bioblitz event and contribute your data to iNaturalist.

The Parks Canada mobile application is available on Android (version 4.4 and up) and iOS (version iOS 9.0 and up), including support for iPhone 4s devices. Many features are available off-line making it a useful tool for international travellers who have planned their visit while in an internet connected area. Download the app today!

Whistlers Campground - Closed for reconstruction in 2019

This year will mark the end of one era and the dawn of a new one for the iconic Whistlers campground. This special place that has created so many memories is scheduled for reconstruction that will begin in fall 2018 and continue right through all of 2019. The campground will be closed for reconstruction for the full 2019 camping season and will reopen in 2020.

The Project

  • New registration centre
  • 17 new washroom and shower facilities
  • Improved campsites and roads
  • Upgraded utilities

More information about the project

Waterton Lakes National Park

The prairies of Alberta meet the peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Waterton Lakes National Park. This beautiful landscape was impacted by a wildfire in September 2017.

Waterton Lakes National Park is open and ready to welcome visitors in 2018, however, areas of Waterton Lakes National Park remain closed due to safety hazards and infrastructure damage from the Kenow Wildfire.

Visit our What's open in 2018 page for an up-to-date list of open areas.