Fort George National Historic Site is pleased to offer Free Admission Day on August 5th

Fort George National Historic Site is pleased to offer Free Admission Day on August 5th

Posted on: July 30, 2018 7:00 am

Youth, families, and visitors are invited to enjoy their local Parks Canada’s place 

July 30, 2018                             Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON                  Parks Canada Agency

The Government is celebrating families and the importance of our protected areas with free admission to Parks Canada’s places for youth 17 and under, starting in 2018 and beyond. This year, Parks Canada is also pleased to offer free admission or lockage for one day at Parks Canada’s places across the country. This is a special thank you to the millions of Canadians who celebrated Canada 150 with Parks Canada in 2017 when more Canadians than ever before had amazing experiences at Parks Canada’s places.

Free admission day is site-specific and the date is determined by each national park or historic site. It is important to note that only admission is free on free admission day. Fees for recreational services and goods such as camping and firewood, boat launches, transportation, or special tours remain.

Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected natural and cultural heritage areas in the world. Through its broad network of national parks, marine conservation areas, and national historic sites, Parks Canada connects Canadians with their heritage. Fort George National Historic Site is pleased to offer free admission day on August 5th. Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy regular programming which will include artillery firings, large military demonstrations, fifes and drums, a regimental band of music, various kids’ activities, featured talks, and cooking and baking lessons. For a complete list or dates for each national park or national historic site please visit Parks Canada’s website.


“National parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer. They and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Fort George National Historic Site is a national treasure, and on Free Admission Day, I invite Canadian families, youth, and visitors to our country to explore it and connect with Canada’s nature and history.”

The Honourable Catherine McKenna,
Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada

Quick facts

  • Canada’s national parks and national marine conservation areas provide outstanding examples of our country’s natural landscapes, generate economic activity by attracting visitors from Canada and abroad, and provide Canadians with access to our natural heritage.

  • Discovery Passes are available online, at Parks Canada’s entry gates and visitor centres, as well as through partners such as Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC). This pass provides families with unlimited opportunities to visit Parks Canada’s places throughout the year. Please visit the Parks Canada’s website for more information. The Discovery Pass is valid one year from the date of purchase.

  • The online reservation system for booking a campsite is available since January 2018 for visits during the period of April 2018 through March 2019.

  • As reiterated in Budget 2018, the Government of Canada is pleased to offer free admission to all Parks Canada’s places for youth aged 17 and under in 2018 and beyond.

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Rae Kingdon
Communications Officer, Southwestern Ontario Field Unit

Media Relations
Parks Canada Agency

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