Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

Changes coming to Parks Canada Fees in 2023

Some Parks Canada fees will be changing beginning in January 2023. More information is available here.

Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit a park or site you are investing in its future — and in a legacy for future generations.

The following definitions apply to entry and service fee categories unless otherwise specified

Adult - Person 18 to 64 years of age
Senior - Person 65 years of age or over
Youth - Person 6 to 17 years of age
Family/Group - Up to seven people arriving in a single vehicle in a national park

Free admission for youth 17 and under

Starting June 1st, 2020

Starting June 1, 2020 the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site will offer limited visitor access and basic services along the entire system, with the exception of Swift Rapids lockstation.

Visitors will be able to access the following services and facilities:

  • lockage, boat launches, access points and mooring areas;
  • day-use areas, including green spaces, picnic areas, and parking lots;
  • day-use trails, including some cycling access on designated trails and pathways;
  • lockstation grounds; and
  • public toilets where enhanced cleaning protocols will be implemented.
Until June 1, these facilities remain closed and we ask that visitors respect these closures in order to allow Parks Canada to do the necessary work to prepare for opening.

Swift Rapids lockstation will not open on June 1 due to structural repairs. It is expected that this work will be completed and the entire system will be open for navigation later in June.

Visiting the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site will be different than it has been in the past. Visitors are asked to plan ahead by checking the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site website before they travel.



Diversified Accommodation

*oTENTik$ 106.50
*Ôasis$ 128.00
*Rustic Cabin$ 106.50

Camping permit

*Without Showers, per person$ 5.25


Per Foot

*Single Lock and Return$ 1.00
*One Day$ 1.75
*Transit one-way$ 5.00
*Six Days$ 5.50
*Seasonal$ 9.50
*Seasonal (Rental House Boats)$ 14.00
*Seasonal (Commercial)$ 30.75

BOAT LAUNCHING (until December 31, 2022)

Burleigh Falls

*Per Day$ 10.25
*Per Season$ 102.25

BOAT LAUNCHING (as of January 1, 2023)

Burleigh Falls

*Per Day$ 12.75


Per Foot

*Overnight (includes day mooring)$ 1.00
*Seasonal, overnight$ 10.50
*Seasonal (commercial), overnight$ 21.00



*Online Reservation, Modification or Cancellation$ 11.50
*Reservation, Modification or Cancellation by phone$ 13.50



*Per vessel, per night$ 10.25
Available at select locations

PARKING (until December 31, 2022)


*Per hour$ 1.25
*Per day$ 4.25
Available at select locations

Burleigh Falls

*Seasonal, non-reserved$ 66.50
*Seasonal, reserved$ 102.25



*Per Swing (Brighton Road)$ 5.25
*Per Season (Brighton Road)$ 56.25



*Transportation of Dangerous Goods on a Canal$ 273.75
*Individual Private-use Repair or New Work$ 54.75
*Commercial or Multi-user Repair or New Work at Existing Site$ 109.50
*Commercial or Multi-user New Work at New Site$ 273.75
*Organized Event for Profit$ 219.00
*Organized Event for Non-profit Charity (for navigation season)free
*Takeoff, Land, Moor an Aircraft in a Canal (for a navigation season)$ 109.50
*Discharge Fireworks in a Canal$ 56.00
*Winter a Vessel in a Canal (per metre of length)$ 85.75
*Lie Up a Vessel in a Canal (per day for each metre of length)$ 11.00

Free admission for youth 17 and under

As of 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?

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.