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

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.

CAMPING

Diversified Accommodation

oTENTik, per night$ 100.00
Up to 6 people per oTENTik

Group Camping

Without Showers, per person$ 4.90

LOCKAGE

Per Foot

Single Lock and Return$ 0.90
One Day$ 1.60
Transit one-way$ 4.65
Six Days$ 5.05
Seasonal$ 8.80
Seasonal (Rental House Boats)$ 13.10
Seasonal (Commercial)$ 28.80

BOAT LAUNCHING

Type

Per Day$ 9.80
Per Season$ 98.10
At Poonamalie, Detached, Edmonds, and Beveridges Lockstations.

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Enhanced Program

Hartwells Voyageur Canoe, per person$ 14.70

Group Tour

Commercial group, per Person (Various Locations)$ 3.90
Rideau Visitor Information Centre Smiths Falls$ 3.90

Education Program

Per Person$ 2.40

MOORING

Per Foot

Overnight (includes day mooring)$ 0.90
Seasonal, overnight$ 9.80
Seasonal (Commercial), overnight$ 19.60

ELECTRIC POWER HOOKUP

Type

Per Vessel$ 9.80

PARKING

Hartwells

Per Hour$ 1.00

Black Rapids

Per Hour$ 1.00
Per Day$ 4.00

Hogs Back

Per Day$ 4.00

Edmonds

Per Day$ 3.00

Newboro

Per Day$ 3.00
Seasonal$ 132.40

Kingston Mills

Per Hour$ 1.00
Per Day$ 3.00

Long Island

Per Hour$ 1.00
Per Day$ 4.00

ACTIVITY

Type

Transportation of Dangerous Goods on a Canal$ 262.50
Individual Private-use Repair or New Work$ 52.50
Commercial or Multi-user Repair or New Work at Existing Site$ 105.00
Commercial or Multi-user New Work at New Site$ 262.50
Organized Event for Profit$ 210.00
Organized Event for Non-profit Charity (for navigation season)free
Takeoff, Land, Moor an Aircraft in a Canal (for a navigation season)$ 105.00
Discharge Fireworks in a Canal$ 52.50
Winter a Vessel in a Canal (per metre of length)$ 80.40
Lie Up a Vessel in a Canal (per day for each metre of length)$ 10.50