The 2017 Discovery Pass provides you with free admission for the entire year to all Parks Canada places from coast-to-coast to coast. Order your pass before your arrival and experience faster entry and greater convenience.
Canada is lucky to have a multitude of parks and historic sites throughout the country. Parks Canada doesn't manage all parks and only a number of national historic sites. See the full list of Parks Canada places before you visit to avoid any confusion.
- Admission to all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada (day use and front-country use) will be free;
- Lockage at the seven canals administered by Parks Canada on historic waterways will be free.
Only admission and lockage will be free in 2017. Fees for services and goods such as camping and firewood, special interpretation programs, reservation fees, soak fees at hot springs or overnight backcountry use will remain. Likewise, mooring fees for boats will still be in effect. Visit your favourite place’s website for all the details.
As much as possible, Parks Canada will be taking a “business as usual without the payment” approach for the travel trade to help ensure a smooth transition through this exceptional year. You can find more information in the Travel trade section of our website.
When you order a pass or permit online or by phone, Parks Canada will ship your order as soon as possible. First-class shipping is included free of charge!
If you are concerned that your order may not arrive before you depart for your visit, don’t worry! You can also get your 2017 Discovery Pass or boating permit(s) upon arrival at your destination.
If you are traveling within 6 weeks it is recommended that you obtain your pass or permit upon arrival.