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Canadian Rockies National Park and Fees

National Park Fees in the Canadian Rockies

You'll have to pay to get into Canada's park, but the views alone are worth every penny.

You'll have to pay to get into Canada's park, but the views alone are worth every penny.

The national parks in the Canadian Rockies, such as Banff, Jasper and Waterton, have some of the best kept trails and updated facilities you’ll find at any national park. As you might expect, this level of service costs money, and you’ll be expected to foot part of the bill. Overall, the rates are reasonable. Just think of it as doing your part to preserve the beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Or don’t. I can’t make you. But either way, you’ll have to contribute. Pay via Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Rates are as follows.

Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay Fees

The following definitions apply to entry and service fee categories unless otherwise specified:

Adult: Person 17 to 64 years of age
Senior: Person 65 years of age or over
Youth: Person 6 to 16 years of age
Family/Group: Up to seven people with a maximum of two adults arriving at a national park in a single vehicle or visiting a national historic site together.

The following definitions apply to entry and service fee categories unless otherwise specified:

Adult: Person 17 to 64 years of age
Senior: Person 65 years of age or over
Youth: Person 6 to 16 years of age
Family/Group: Up to seven people arriving at a national park in a single vehicle or visiting a national historic site together.
School Groups: Students of elementary and secondary schools.

Fees listed are valid from April 1, 2010 until March 31, 2011. Please check back on April 1 of each year for new and updated fee information.
An Asterisk (*) indicates a new or changed fee from the previous year. All fees listed include applicable taxes and are subject to change.

For park entrance fees, you will be able to leave and enter the park freely for the term that your pass applies for.

ENTRY

Daily

* Adult $9.80
* Senior $8.30
* Youth $4.90
* Family/Group $19.60
* Commercial Group, per person $8.30
School Groups, per student $3.90

Annual – National Parks of Canada

* Adult $67.70
* Senior $57.90
* Youth $33.30
* Family/Group $136.40

Includes entry to 27 participating National Parks.

Annual – Discovery Package

* Adult $84.40
* Senior $72.60
* Youth $42.20
* Family/Group $165.80

Includes entry to 27 participating National Parks and 78 participating National Historic Sites.

Banff National Park of Canada

CAMPING
1 Night

* Tunnel Mountain – Water, sewer, and electrical $38.20
* Tunnel Mountain – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers $27.40
* Tunnel Mountain – Electrical $32.30
* Two Jack Main – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only $21.50
* Two Jack Lakeside – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers $27.40
* Lake Louise – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers $27.40
* Lake Louise – Electrical $32.30
* Lake Louise – Overflow $10.80
* Johnston Canyon – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers $27.40
* Castle Mountain – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only $21.50
* Protection Mountain – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only $21.50
* Mosquito Creek – Primitive $15.70
* Waterfowl – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only $21.50
* Rampart Creek – Primitive $15.70
* Silverhorn Creek – Primitive $15.70
* Banff – Overflow $10.80
* Coleman, primitive $15.70

CAMPING SERVICES
Type

* Campsite Day Use Permit $8.80
* Fire Permit, per day $8.80
* Dump Station $8.80

BACKCOUNTRY USE AND CAMPING
Per Night

Bryant Creek and Egypt Lake Shelter, per person $6.80

Per Permit

Overnight, per person $9.80
Annual, per person $68.70
Reservation $11.70
* Grazing Permit, per horse, per day $1.90
* Grazing Permit, per horse, per month $24.50

Valid at Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho national parks.
FISHING
Per Permit

Daily $9.80
Annual $34.30

Valid at Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho national parks.

HERITAGE PRESENTATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Off the Shelf Programs, per group

Per Hour of Program Delivery $73.60

Custom Programs, per group

Per Hour of Program Development and Program Delivery $49.00

World Heritage Interpretive Theatre

Per Person $11.70
Per Performance $981.30
School Groups, per performance $588.70

Managing Canada’s 1st National Park, Half Day Group Program

* Per Person $45.10
* Minimum Charge, per group $785.00

Managing Canada’s 1st National Park, Full Day Group Program


* Per Person $90.20
* Minimum Charge, per group $1,570.10

Most of the national parks throughout Canada are on a pay for basis. The annual Parks Canada pass is the best value for the dollar. Please note all fees are in Canadian. Click here for our currency converter.