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.


Per Foot

One Passage$ 1.40
Six Days$ 5.05
Seasonal$ 8.80


Per Foot

Day (up to 12 hours, but not overnight)$ 0.40
Overnight (includes day mooring)$ 0.90
Seasonal$ 9.80

Commercial - Per Foot

One Night$ 1.70
Seasonal$ 19.60

Quay - Annual

Private floating dock, basic rate$ 98.10
Private floating dock with mooring (4.5 metre vessels or longer), per square metre$ 4.20
Private floating dock with mooring (vessels less than 4.5 metres), per square metre$ 2.10
Commercial dock, fixed or floating, basic rate$ 981.30
Commercial dock, fixed or floating, per square metre$ 6.25



Per vessel, for a 24-hour period - Atwater Market wharves$ 9.80