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Starting January 1, 2018, admission to Parks Canada places for youth 17 and under is free! There’s no better time to create lasting memories with the whole family.

What is free for youth?


Admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada will be provided free of charge.

Free admission for youth only applies to places managed by Parks Canada. It does not apply to provincial parks, territorial parks, municipal and private parks, nor to the many historic sites not managed by Parks Canada.

What is not free?

Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission for youth at our parks and sites, however regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as:

  • Camping, backcountry and other accommodations
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
  • Northern Park Backcountry Camping and Excursion Permit
  • Lockage
  • Mooring
  • 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 exhaustive list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more information.



  Adult (18-64) $ 17.60  
  Senior (65+) $ 14.95  
  Youth (17 and under) Free  
  Family/Group (up to 7 people, maximum 2 adults, visiting together) $ 44.10  
  Commercial Group, per person $ 14.95  
  School Groups, per student $ 4.90  
  School Groups, Entry and a Heritage Presentation Special Program, per student $ 5.80  

Daily (Reduced Level of Service)

  Adult (18-64) $ 7.30  
  Senior (65+) $ 6.05  
  Youth (17 and under) Free  
  Family/Group (up to 7 people, maximum 2 adults, visiting together) $ 18.10  
  Commercial Group, per person $ 6.30  
  School Groups, per student $ 2.15  
  School Groups, Entry and a Heritage Presentation Special Program, per student $ 3.15  

Reduced level of service.


  Adult (18-64) $ 35.20  
  Senior (65+) $ 29.90  
  Youth (17 and under) Free  


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Living conditions were not harsh for us by 18th Century standards we received the following rations: 6 livres loaf of bread every four days, 4 ounces per day of salt meat, issued every two weeks, 4 ounces per day of vegetables, issued every two weeks, 1 livre of butter per month, 2 livre or soap per year, 2 wooden combs per year, 1/8 livre of thread per year.
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The FLA, Parks Canada, and Authentic Seacoast have partnered to store rum behind the massive stone walls of the Fortress as it was stored 300 years ago. Come celebrate Fortress Rum with us
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