Many entrance fees went up April 1st for Canadian National Parks.
How do the prices for Banff National Park, Alberta compare with the National Parks near you?
The best value for hikers, we feel, is the annual Family / Group pass. An entire vehicle of hikers gets into 27 participating National Parks for C$123.80 (US$110.21).
We think fees are already too high. That Parks Canada is not accountable enough for how the money is spent. Here’s the rationale:
Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit a park or site you are investing in its future â€” and in a legacy for future generations.
In the past hikers have illegally swapped around “Family” passes from vehicle to vehicle as needed for each trip. This practice will increase as costs go up.
Get Outdoors even discussed illegal buying and selling of Park passes. (Especially those left behind in rental cars.)
With every politician and corporation on the green bandwagon, why can’t Parks Canada come up with some big donations?
Leave a comment if you have an opinion.