Free admission for youth 17 and under

Starting 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.

What is free for youth?


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.


January 1st to December 31st, 2017

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederationfree



Adult$ 3.90
Senior$ 3.40
Commercial Group, per person$ 3.40

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Adult$ 67.70
Senior$ 57.90
Family/Group (Promotional price valid until December 31st, 2017)$ 109.00
Family/Group (Effective January 1st, 2018)$ 136.40


Guided Tour of the Site - Weekends in July and August

Per peson$ 7.30

Guided Tour of the Site - Groups (25 persons minimum)

Per person$ 2.40

Curriculum based education programs

Basic program, per student$ 2.40
Enhanced program, per student$ 4.90