Changes coming to Parks Canada Fees in 2023

Some Parks Canada fees will be changing beginning in January 2023. More information is available here.

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 specified

Adult - 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


Fees until December 31, 2021

ADMISSION

Daily

*Adult$ 7,90
*Senior$ 6,90
Youthfree
*Family/Group$ 16,00
*Commercial Group, per person$ 6,90

Seasonal

*Adult$ 40,06
*Senior$ 35,05
Youthfree
*Family/Group$ 80,23

Seasonal Early Bird

*Adult$ 32,09
*Senior$ 28,00
Youthfree
*Family/Group$ 80,23
Seasonal passes are valid for spring, summer and fall only. Early-bird seasonal passes are available for purchase from January 15 until the last Sunday in May online or by phone at 1-888-773-8888.

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

*Adult$ 69,19
*Senior$ 59,17
*Family/Group$ 139,40

CAMPING

One Night

*Semi-serviced, without electricity$ 26,06
*Semi-serviced, with electricity$ 30,05
*oTENTik$ 122,64

Group Camping - One Night

*Group camping$ 5,93

Canoe-camping - One Night

*Without fireplace, for two people, per night$ 16,05
*With fireplace, for two people, per night$ 25,04
With fireplace and fishing experience, for two people, per night$ 44,64
Without fireplace and with fishing experience, for two people, per night$ 35,65

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Daily

Adult$ 9,80
Senior$ 8,30
Youthfree

Seasonal

Adult$ 49,00
Senior$ 41,20
Youthfree
Only fees for the activity are charged (i.e., no admission fee). The Parks Canada Discovery pass does not apply for winter activities. Visitors must stop at the perception kiosk to make the purchase from their car.

SNOWSHOEING AND WINTER HIKING

Daily

Adult$ 7,80
Senior$ 6,80
Youthfree

Seasonal

Adult$ 39,20
Senior$ 34,30
Youthfree
Only fees for the activity are charged (i.e., no admission fee). The Parks Canada Discovery pass does not apply for winter activities.

FISHING

Per Permit

Daily permit$ 9,80
Annual permit$ 34,30

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Special Activities

Per Person$ 4,90
Self-guided trail, per unit$ 5,00

RESERVATION SERVICES

Type

*Online Reservation, Modification or Cancellation$ 11,50
*Reservation, Modification or Cancellation by phone$ 13,50

Fees starting January 1, 2022

ADMISSION

Daily

Adult$ 8,50
Senior$ 7,25
Youthfree
Family/Group$ 16,75
Commercial Group, per person$ 7,25

Seasonal

Adult$ 41,75
Senior$ 36,75
Youthfree
Family/Group$ 83,75

Seasonal Early Bird

Adult$ 33,50
Senior$ 29,25
Youthfree
Family/Group$ 83,75
Seasonal passes are valid for spring, summer and fall only. Early-bird seasonal passes are available for purchase from January 15 until the last Sunday in May online or by phone at 1-888-773-8888.

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Adult$ 72,25
Senior$ 61,75
Family/Group$ 145,25
Order your Discovery Pass here!

CAMPING

One Night

Semi-serviced, without electricity$ 27,25
Semi-serviced, with electricity$ 31,50
oTENTik$ 128,00

Canoe-camping - One Night

Without fireplace, for two people, per night$ 16,75
With fireplace, for two people, per night$ 26,25
With fireplace and fishing experience, for two people, per night$ 46,75
Without fireplace and with fishing experience, for two people, per night$ 37,25

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Daily

Adult$ 10,25
Senior$ 8,75
Youthfree

Seasonal

Adult$ 51,25
Senior$ 43,00
Youthfree
Only fees for the activity are charged (i.e., no admission fee). The Parks Canada Discovery pass does not apply for winter activities. Visitors must stop at the perception kiosk to make the purchase from their car.

SNOWSHOEING AND WINTER HIKING

Daily

Adult$ 8,25
Senior$ 7,25
Youthfree

Seasonal

Adult$ 41,00
Senior$ 35,75
Youthfree
Only fees for the activity are charged (i.e., no admission fee). The Parks Canada Discovery pass does not apply for winter activities.

FISHING

Per Permit

Daily permit$ 10,25
Annual permit$ 35,75

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Special Activities

Per Person$ 5,25
Self-guided trail, per unit$ 5,25

RESERVATION SERVICES

Type

Online Reservation, Modification or Cancellation$ 11,50
Reservation, Modification or Cancellation by phone$ 13,50

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.

Details

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
  • Lockage
  • Mooring
  • Reservation fees
  • Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission
  • Some special event fees
  • Firewood
  • Backcountry overnight use

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more information.