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Cultural Access Pass

Cultural Access Pass LogoAlberta Parks, together with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, supports new citizens to discover Canadian culture and Alberta's provincial parks. We invite you to get outside and to make memories at nearly 500 parks across Alberta.

Celebrate your new Canadian citizenship with 

See below for details or review our info sheet.    Please read the Terms and Conditions of Use.  

How do I use my Cultural Access Pass with Alberta's parks?

Camping Reservations

  • To make a campsite reservation, go online or call the Contact Centre toll-free at 1-877-537-2757.
  • A credit card is necessary to make a reservation. 
  • Reservation and camping fees are fully refundable up to a maximum of two nights per Cultural Access Pass cardholder. To inquire about your refund, please call the Contact Centre.
  • Note You must redeem your Cultural Access Pass refund within the same calendar year of your camping stay.

At Campgrounds with Permit Booths

  • Present your Cultural Access Pass and photo identification to the campground permit booth attendant.  The attendant will note your full name, Cultural Access Pass number and expiry date. 
  • You will receive up to two nights of free camping. 
  • If you reserved your campsite, the permit booth attendant will refund reservation and camping fees up to a maximum of two nights per Cultural Access Pass cardholder.

At Campgrounds without Permit Booths

  • Check our Frequently Asked Question on self-registration at a campground with no campground booth.
  • Write your full name, Cultural Access Pass number and expiry date on the self-registration permit. Do not pay up to a maximum of two nights per Cultural Access Pass cardholder.  
  • If you reserved your campsite at a self-registration campground, the reservation and camping fees are fully refundable up to a limit of two nights per cardholder. Call the Contact Centre for the refund.

Áísínai'pi Rock Art Tour at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

  • Present your Cultural Access Pass and photo identification at the information desk in the Visitor Centre for free admission on the Áísínai'pi Rock Art Tour (subject to availability).

Explorer's Bus Tour and Visitor Centre at Dinosaur Provincial Park

  • Present your Cultural Access Pass and photo identification at the information desk in the Visitor Centre for free admission to the exhibit gallery and complimentary Explorer's Bus Tour.
  • Reservations are recommended.  Phone 403-378-4344 to book the Explorer's Bus Tour.  To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by the number.  From a cell phone, dial *310 (Rogers Wireless) or #310 (Bell and Telus) followed by the number.

Backcountry Camping (Kananaskis Country)

Where can I pick up my Cultural Access Pass?

  1. First, register with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship to obtain a Cultural Access Pass number.
  2. Take your Canadian citizenship certificate and photo identification to obtain your Cultural Access Pass.
  3. Go to one of the following pick-up locations for Alberta's parks.

Cypress Hills Provincial Park
Via Hwy. 41 - 79 km south of Medicine Hat
Ph: 403-893-3833
Email: Chris.Dodds@gov.ab.ca

Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
108 km west from Calgary
Ph: 403-678-2400
Email: Sue.Taylor@gov.ab.ca

Dinosaur Provincial Park
48 km northeast from Brooks
Ph: 403-378-4342 Extension 235
Email: Donna.Martin@gov.ab.ca

Kananaskis Country Regional Office
Provincial Building, #201, 800 Railway Avenue
Canmore, AB T1W 1P1
Ph: 403-678-5500
Email: Heather.P.Davis@gov.ab.ca

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