Parks Canada will be making a number of fee adjustments beginning in 2020. Details about these price adjustments can be found below. Our updated prices will help ensure that we continue to offer high-quality and meaningful experiences to visitors from Canada and around the world.

For more information, or to request a list of admission prices effective January 1, 2020, please contact our travel trade team at pc.tourisme-tourism.pc@canada.ca.

General visitor inquiries may be sent to pc.information.pc@canada.ca

Price adjustments starting January 1, 2020

Price adjustments based on the Consumer Price Index

Under the Service Fees Act, Parks Canada, among other federal departments and agencies, will begin adjusting fees, including admission, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The first of these CPI based fee adjustments will take place January 1, 2020.

Visitors will see a minor adjustment of 2.2% on many Parks Canada fees.

For example, this will result in an increase of less than 40 cents per day for adult daily admission, an increase of less than 80 cents per night for a full-service campsite, and an increase of $1.49 on the price of an annual Adult Discovery Pass.

Parks Canada’s fees have not been adjusted in over 10 years. These small adjustments will help Parks Canada recover a greater portion of the costs associated with visitor services.

For more information, or to request a list of admission prices effective January 1, 2020, please contact our travel trade team at pc.tourisme-tourism.pc@canada.ca.

Service level and admission fee adjustments at select locations

Parks Canada’s admission fee structure is based on the level of service provided in each national park, historic site, and marine conservation area. The level of service is based on the number of hours a visitor would typically spend on-site and the variety of available visitor programs, services, and facilities.

Since fees were last adjusted over 10 years ago, some national parks and historic sites have significantly increased the level of service provided to visitors. The Agency recently assessed the current service levels offered at Parks Canada places. Through this review, 24 sites have been reclassified, and their admission fees will be adjusted beginning on January 1, 2020. In most cases, these adjustments represent a change of less than $4 for an adult daily admission.

Four locations will introduce admission fees

  • Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario
  • S.S. Keno National Historic Site, Yukon
  • S.S. Klondike National Historic Site, Yukon

20 locations will increase admission fees

British Columbia
  • Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site
  • Glacier National Park
  • Mount Revelstoke National Park
  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Alberta
  • Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site
  • Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site
Saskatchewan
  • Batoche National Historic Site
  • Fort Battleford National Historic Site
  • Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site
Manitoba
  • Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Ontario
  • Bellevue House National Historic Site
  • Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
  • Fathom Five National Marine Park
Quebec
  • Fort Chambly National Historic Site
  • Fort Lennox National Historic Site
  • Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Cape Spear National Historic Site
  • Red Bay National Historic Site
  • Signal Hill National Historic Site

Public consultation on Parks Canada fees

Let’s Talk! —How fees are set at Parks Canada Consultations

The consultation period has now closed. Parks Canada values the role of public engagement in the fee-setting process, and we look forward to reviewing the many responses received. Your feedback is important to Parks Canada, and we thank you for participating in this important process.

The input provided will be used to inform fee decisions on optional, value-added facilities and services not typically included with admission, as well as updates to some definitions related to the work Parks Canada does with the tourism industry.

A report to present key findings will be available on this site this spring. Parks Canada will share resulting fee adjustments over the course of 2019 and these changes will be implemented starting on January 1, 2021.

If you have not registered, but would like to stay informed on the engagement process and its results, please send an email to pc.tarifs-fees.pc@canada.ca.