Our National Parks Celebrate Canada’s 150th

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Parks Canada’s 2016 Annual Passes are valid for TWO full years. This is the first step towards celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.

You can purchase a Discovery Pass at any Parks Canada office or purchase online.

Whether you want to explore and appreciate Canada’s unique and diverse wildlife, wilderness, and natural environment, or discover the inspiring people, places and events of our fascinating past, the Parks Canada Discovery Pass is the one for you.

Polar Bear in Canadas National ParksParticipating Locations

With a full year to do it, this pass gives you unlimited opportunities to enjoy nearly 100 National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across Canada that charge entry fees.

Please note that while there are many national historic sites in Canada, the Discovery Pass is only accepted at those which are operated by Parks Canada.

Camping in Canadas National ParksExcellent Value! Consider these benefits:

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  • Enjoy unlimited opportunities to experience nearly 100 places that charge entry fees for a full year*! Remember that other great places administered by Parks Canada are available with no entry charge!
  • Provides faster entry and greater convenience;
  • Makes a great gift idea. By purchasing the Parks Canada Discovery Pass, you are giving someone endless opportunities to experience Canada at its best for a whole year. A special gift folder, only available when you buy online, allows you to personally dedicate the gift that never stops giving;
  • Can pay for itself in as little as seven days compared to purchasing day passes;
  • Valid for 12 full months from the date of purchase*;
  • Your fees stay with Canada’s National Historic Sites, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Parks to help us maintain the places you love.

*Just for 2016 your Parks Pass is good for 2 full years at the same price!

wildlife in Canadas National ParksFees

Taxes Included
Family/Group * $ 136.40
Youth Individual (ages 6-16) $ 33.30
Adult Individual (ages 17-64) $ 67.70
Senior Individual (ages 65+) $ 57.90

* Up to seven people arriving together in a single vehicle at a National Park, or at the same time at a National Marine Conservation area or National Historic Site.

First-class shipping is included in the prices below. Express shipping available. Prices include applicable taxes and are subject to change.

Location Type Est. Shipping Time Cost
Canada First Class 5-7 Business Days Included
Express 2 Days $10.50
USA First Class 5-7 Business Days Included
Express 2-3 Days $12.53
(other than USA)
First Class 3-4 Days Included
Express 10-14 Business Days $27.35

**Please add 2 – 3 days for remote locations.

Kayaking in Canadas National ParksTerms of Use

By purchasing a Parks Canada Discovery Pass, you are agreeing to the following Terms of Use. Please read them carefully.

  • Validity Locations: A Parks Canada Discovery Pass provides the passholder with unlimited entry to all participating National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites. (Note: Discovery Passes provide the holder with all of the opportunities and services that normally come with a daily entry pass or permit. Activities such as camping, tours, or parking that normally carry a separate fee may not be included in the price. Camping fees, for the use of a national park campsite, are NOT included with the purchase of a Discovery Pass).
  • Validity Period: 2016 Annual passes are valid for a minimum of TWO full years from the date of purchase, expiring on the last day of the month in which it was purchased. If a pass is purchased online within the last 7 days of the month, it will have an activation date of the first day of the following month to allow time for postage of the pass to the online purchaser.
  • Display: Passes must be hung from the rear view mirror of the vehicle with the date decal facing forward or it can be placed on the front driver side dashboard with the date decal facing up.
  • Non Transferable: National passes are to be signed by the passholder and will be rendered void if re-sold or transferred to another individual.
  • Non Refundable: Discovery Passes are non-refundable
  • Lost passes: Parks Canada is not responsible for lost passes. Please keep yours in a safe place and we encourage you to retain your receipt for proof of purchase.

If you have questions regarding the above information, please contact our National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or information@pc.gc.ca to learn where you can purchase your pass.