Canada National Park Pass Fees will be Zero in 2017!
In 2017, Canada is turning the big 150!
The idea was brought forward by the Liberal Government, Justin Trudeau. Ultimately, allowing free park access to all users next year. By 2018, Youth and New Canadians will be permitted to free entrance as well.
This will give many Canadians a chance to explore their beautiful land and promote outdoor activities and adventures. Another positive note to take from this initiative is – those who couldn’t afford to explore Canada’s land before are now given the opportunity to do so.
The Impact of Waiving Fees
Normally, the cost for a single-day pass for youth would be $5 and an annual family pass can range from $135 or more. With the waive of these fees, more and more families will be able to enjoy and gain the full outdoor experience without worrying about the cost.
The federal government generates the majority of funding for Parks Canada (roughly $670-million as the annual budget), however revenue is also generated by the agency from multiple sources which include entrance fees, camping and recreation fees, rentals and concessions.
Because Canada is waiving all park entrance fees – Parks Canada is expected to lose roughly $600-million in revenue next year. Regardless, many still believe this is a great idea and we don’t disagree!
“I think the experience will be an exceptional one, particularly for many new Canadians who have yet to experience our national parks,” Darren Reeder, the executive director of the Banff Lake Louise Hospitality Association told CBC News.
BookYourSite Makes Booking Easier
With this positive news, BookYourSite is able to help make the process even easier. Not only will you not have to worry about entrance fees but you also do not need to worry about booking your next trip! Let us be a part of your next adventure – anywhere in North America!