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.



No entry fee is presently applicablefree


One Night

Frount Country, Serviced with electricity$ 29.40
Equestrian Camping$ 21.50
Overflow Camping$ 15.70

Diverse Accommodation

Per Tipi, per night$ 45.00
Equipment Rental for Tipi Camping (optional)$ 10.00
oTENTik, per night$ 100.00

Group Camping - One Night, Per Person

Unserviced$ 4.90
There are no showers in the campground


Per Person

Overnight$ 9.80
Annual$ 68.70


Group Tour

School, per student$ 2.90
Organizations, per person$ 3.90

Guided Hikes

Per person - Enhanced Program$ 14.70

Off the Shelf Programs, per group

Per Hour of Program Delivery$ 73.60

Per Person

Guided Walk$ 7.30
Bison Backstage Tour$ 7.30