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




*Adult$ 5.90
*Senior$ 5.00
*Family/Group$ 12.00
*Commercial Group, per person$ 5.00


*Adult$ 30.05
*Senior$ 25.04
*Family/Group$ 60.20

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

*Adult$ 69.19
*Senior$ 59.17
*Family/Group$ 139.40


One Night

*Frount Country, Serviced with electricity$ 30.05
*Equestrian Camping$ 21.97
*Overflow Camping$ 16.05

Diverse Accommodation

Equipment Rental$ 10.00
*oTENTik, per night$ 102.20

Group Camping - One Night, Per Person

*Unserviced$ 5.01
There are no showers in the campground


Per Person

*Overnight$ 10.02
*Annual$ 70.21


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
Badlands Blast, per adult$ 22.00
Badlands Blast, per youth$ 10.80
Badlands Blast, 5 years old and underfree
Badlands Blast, per family$ 54.80
Parks Day Kayaking$ 22.00
Beyond the Big Dipper$ 14.70
Cowboy Campfire$ 3.90
Fireside chats$ 3.90
Lakota Legends$ 7.30
Fossil Fever (Lunch and shuttle included)$ 73.60
Going Going Gone$ 7.30
Footprints in Time$ 14.70
The Cowboy Way$ 7.30
Art on the Prairie$ 7.30



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

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.