Hikers enjoying the view

Join the Celebration with Parks Canada!

Parks Canada is inviting Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary at our national treasures from coast to coast to coast.

To mark this special year, we're offering free admission to all Parks Canada locations, and we want you to join us for the celebration.

What is free?

Admission

Admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada.

This Parks Canada pass only applies to places managed by Parks Canada.It does not apply to provincial 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 the Discovery Pass.

Lockage for boaters

Lockage at Parks Canada's historic canals and waterways.

What is not free?

Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission to our places, however, regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as:

  • Camping, backcountry and other accommodations;
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs;
  • 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 details.

ENTRY

January 1st to December 31st, 2017

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederationfree

CAMPING

One Night

Tunnel Mountain - Water, sewer, and electrical$ 38.20
Tunnel Mountain - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers$ 27.40
Tunnel Mountain - Electrical$ 32.30
Two Jack Main - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only$ 21.50
Two Jack Lakeside - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers$ 27.40
Lake Louise - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers$ 27.40
Lake Louise - Electrical$ 32.30
Lake Louise - Overflow$ 10.80
Johnston Canyon - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers$ 27.40
Castle Mountain - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only$ 21.50
Protection Mountain - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only$ 21.50
Mosquito Creek - Primitive$ 15.70
Waterfowl - Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only$ 21.50
Rampart Creek - Primitive$ 15.70
Silverhorn Creek - Primitive$ 15.70
Banff - Overflow$ 10.80
Coleman - Primitive$ 15.70

CAMPING SERVICES

Type

Fire Permit, per day$ 8.80
Dump Station$ 8.80

BACKCOUNTRY USE AND CAMPING

Per Night

Bryant Creek and Egypt Lake Shelter, per person$ 6.80

Per Permit

Overnight, per person$ 9.80
Annual, per person$ 68.70
Reservation$ 11.70
Grazing Permit, per horse, per day$ 1.90
Grazing Permit, per horse, per month$ 24.50
Valid at Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho national parks.

FISHING

Per Permit

Daily$ 9.80
Annual$ 34.30
Valid at Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho national parks.

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