Beginning June 1, 2021, you will need to pay to enter Kananaskis Country. The Kananaskis Conservation Pass is set up similar to the National Parks pass and helps pay for:
Conservation – Protecting habitat and reducing wildlife conflicts.
Public Safety – Enforcement, search, and rescue.
Services and facilities – Trails, day-use areas, recreation facilities, visitor and information centres.
Personal vehicles will pay $15/vehicle/day or $90 annually which allows you to register two vehicles. You will need a pass if you are stopping in the park, however, if you are traveling through you will not require a pass.
Passes can be purchased online or at the Barrier Visitor Information Center, Peter Lougheed Discovery Center, Canmore Nordic Center, or Elbow Valley Visitor Information Center.
Alberta Parks has also arranged some free days they are calling “Wilderness Wednesdays”, on the first Wednesday of every month starting July 7, 2021.
Other 2021 free days include:
- June 21 – Indigenous People’s Day
- July 17 – Parks Day
- September 22 – Kananaskis Country’s birthday
- November 11 – Remembrance Day
- December 21 – First day of winter
To Buy a Pass or find out more information follow this link.