You can order your Discovery Pass as well as lockage and mooring permits online before your visit. The Discovery Pass is also available at any Parks Canada location, or you can pick up a pass in person by visiting one of our partners.
Lockage and mooring permits are available upon arrival at all lock stations that provide access to Parks Canada canals. Visit pc.gc.ca/canals for more information.
To order a seasonal lockage permit or seasonal overnight mooring permit for a commercial vessel or a vessel over 84 feet (25.6 metres) in length, please contact Parks Canada's National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. It is not possible to order a permit online for a vessel of over 84 feet (25.6 metres) in length.
No. A 2017 Discovery Pass is valid for all persons arriving in the same vehicle at a national park or for groups entering a marine conservation area or historic site together.
The 2017 Discovery Pass is valid from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
Seasonal lockage and mooring permits are valid for the entire 2017 navigation season.
Yes. You can order up to five free 2017 Discovery Passes in a single transaction online, and passes are also available upon arrival.
If you are purchasing a boating permit for someone else, you will need to have their vessel length and registration number, as indicated by Transport Canada.
As much as possible, Parks Canada will be taking a "business-as-usual-without-the-payment" approach for the travel trade to ensure a smooth transition through this exceptional year. You can find more information in the travel trade section of our website.