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Guide to the Parks Canada Pass

Price details and FAQs

Think of it as your passport to adventure. Explore soaring peaks, paddle across turquoise alpine lakes or find a place to soak in the view - and that’s just in Banff National Park. Your pass will give you access to more than 80 locations across the country, including National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas. With more than 6,000 km2 of wilderness to explore in Banff National Park alone, your annual Parks Canada Pass will be the best investment you ever make.

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Prices

Here is a list of prices to get your adventure started. When you begin the purchase process, the system will automatically calculate the most economical option.

Park Pass Prices

Youth - Free
National Park Daily Entry
  • Family/Group (Up to 7 people) - $19.60
  • Adult - $9.80
  • Senior - $8.30
Discovery Pass
  • Family/Group (Up to 7 people) - $136.40
  • Adult - $67.70
  • Senior - $57.90

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Family/Group Discovery Pass

The Parks Canada’s Family/Group Discovery Pass is a great way for your family to visit Parks Canada’s places throughout the year. It’s also an ideal way for families to discover nature and connect with Canada’s history.

By purchasing an annual Discovery Pass, your visitor fees will contribute to helping protect national parks and historic sites across the country, as well as supporting visitor experiences, visitor services, and conservation activities.

Passes are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

For more information about what is included with your Discovery Pass, please visit Parks Canada’s website.

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What’s Included

Your Discovery and Day Pass includes admission to all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada.

For a full list of all Parks Canada sites, click here.

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What’s Not Included

Your Parks Canada pass only applies to areas managed by Parks Canada and, as a result, does not include provincial parks, territorial parks, municipal parks or other sites not managed by Parks Canada.

Please note that regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as:

  • Camping and other accommodations;
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs;
  • 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 complete list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more details or contact Parks Canada’s National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or information@pc.gc.ca.

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Being a Responsible Visitor in Banff National Park

This special places comes with special responsibilities. Explore our interactive video and learn more about how you can become a responsible visitor during your trip to Banff National Park.

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