Passes, permits and fees

Parks Canada seasonal and annual passes, boating permits, and daily fees. Free entry for youth, new Canadians, and newcomers to Canada.

Access to multiple locations: Discovery Pass

Young adults out hiking on the 70 Mile Butte Trail at West Block, in Grasslands National Park

Save time at the gate. An annual Parks Canada Discovery Pass covers admission to more than 80 destinations for 12 months.

Single-location passes

Annual or seasonal admission to one location only. Available at over 50 national parks and historic sites.

Lockage and mooring permits

For certain canals and historic waterways administered by Parks Canada. Lockage, mooring and other boating permits are also available on-site.

Free admission for youth 17 and under

Admission to Parks Canada places for youth 17 and under is free. Other service and experience fees may apply.

Free admission for newcomers to Canada and new Canadian citizens

Enjoy free admission for one full year, to all Parks Canada administered places across the country!

Daily admission and service fees

Fees are charged at most national parks and historic sites. Revenues support visitor programs, services, facilities and conservation efforts. Thank you for helping maintain and protect the places you love!

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