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.

NORTHERN PARK BACKCOUNTRY EXCURSION/CAMPING

January 1st to December 31st, 2017

One-day visitfree
Multi-day visit, per day$ 24.50
Annual$ 147.20
Multi-day backcountry permits will remain in effect as a camping fee.

Starting January 1st, 2018

Daily, per person$ 24.50
Annual, per person$ 147.20
Valid at Aulavik, Auyuittuq, Ivvavik, Nahanni, Quttinirpaaq, Sirmilik, Tuktut Nogait and Vuntut National Parks.

FISHING

Per Permit

Daily$ 9.80
Annual$ 34.30

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Off the Shelf Programs, per group

Per Hour of Program Delivery$ 73.60

Custom Programs, per group

Per Hour of Program Development and Program Delivery$ 49.00

BUSINESS LICENCES (ANNUAL)

Guiding

Each Guide$ 7.80

Outfitter

Non-resident Outfitter$ 196.20