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Canadian Park Passes

Parks Canada offers three different passes that allow visitors to explore and enjoy many of the natural and historic wonders of Canada. The annual National Parks of Canada Pass permits unlimited access into 27 of Canada's national parks. Visitors can enjoy 78 of Canada's national historic sites by purchasing an annual National Historic Sites of Canada Pass. And the Discovery Package includes passes for both the national parks and the national historic sites of Canada, giving visitors access Parks Canada's extensive national system. All three passes are good for a period of 12 months from the month of purchase, so for example, a visitor purchasing a pass on July 1st would be able to use the pass until the end of July of the following year. (Therefore, if you buy a pass early in the month, you will actually get almost 13 months of usage.)

Passes are non-transferable and are valid for entry only and not for other Parks Canada services or facilities. Keep in mind that some national parks and national historic sites are closed seasonally.

The table below provides a brief description of the three passes. Prices are listed in Canadian dollars and include all taxes, but services such as camping are not included in the price of the passes.


Pass

Validity

Prices

Where to get it

National Parks of Canada Pass

Valid for a year from the date of purchase at 27 national parks throughout Canada.

Adult:$62.40
Senior:(65 ) $53.50
Youth:(6-16)$31.70
Child: Free
Family:$123.80

At any participating national park in Canada.

National Historic Sites of Canada Pass

Valid for a year from the month of purchase at 78 national historic sites throughout Canada.

Adult:$48.50
Senior:(65 ) $41.60
Youth:(6-16)$24.75
Child: Free
Family:$98.05

At any participating national historic site in Canada.

Discovery Package

Valid for a year from the date of purchase at 27 national parks and 78 national historic sites throughout Canada.

Adult:$77.25
Senior:(65 ) $66.35
Youth:(6-16)$38.60
Child: Free
Family:$155.50

At any participating national park or national historic site in Canada.

Park Passes in the United States

Visitors wishing to travel to national parks in the United States can also order several different types of passes, including an interagency pass that covers recreation opportunities on public lands managed by five federal agencies: National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Forest Service. Find out how to order it here.


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