Parks Canada has announced that fees to may of it’s national parks are about to increase.
According to this Government of Canada web page, “Visitors will see a minor adjustment of 2.2% on many Parks Canada fees.
For example, this will result in an increase of less than 40 cents per day for adult daily admission, an increase of less than 80 cents per night for a full-service campsite, and an increase of $3 on the price of an annual Family/Group Discovery Pass.”
According to the website, 4 locations will see fees introduced while 20 others will see fees increased. The biggest change appears to be Bruce Peninsula National Park which will see a fee of $7.97 introduced where one wasn’t before.
.@ParksCanada is conducting a consultation on fees for optional added-value services at sites across the country, such as guided tours, golf, and access to hot springs! 📢 Take part in the consultation today: https://t.co/tEmkSKaNpR 📝 pic.twitter.com/ehxupbCq8v— Minister C. McKenna (@ec_minister) January 15, 2019
Other parks, such as Glacier National Park and Mount Revelstoke National Park in BC will rise to $10.02 (up from $7.80), Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site in Alberta, Fort Battleford National Historic Site in Saskatchewan, Bellevue House National Historic Site in Ontario, Fort Lennox National Historic Site in Quebec, and Cape Spear National Historic Site in Newfoundland and Labrador (to name just a few) are also increasing to $7.97 (up from $3.90).
The website goes on to say “Parks Canada’s fees have not been adjusted in over 10 years. By the time adjustments will be applied, the cost of living will have increased by approximately 21%. These small adjustments will help Parks Canada recover a greater portion of the costs associated with visitor services.”
Parks Canada is also opening consultations until February 15, 2019, to discuss other fee hikes for things like hot springs, fishing permits, parking and back country trail use.
To learn more about what other changes Parks Canada is considering, and how you can be involved, please watch this video: