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Fee Guidelines

The range for fees in Alberta's provincial parks are set through directive by the Department head.

Camping Fees

Service Fee
Basic Campsites $5 - $26/night
Base rate established by department/facility operator based upon market conditions, plus additional services (see below)
Backcountry Camping in Designated Backcountry Campgrounds $12/person/night
(Children under 16 years are free but still require a permit.)

Group Campgrounds on Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca

Base rate of $50/night plus a per night fee of up to the regular overnight camping fee for the park where the group camping is located multiplied by the number of camping units (5 units minimum) for the entire reserved stay

Group Camprounds NOT on Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca ("Phone-in Only")

Base rate of $50/night plus a per night fee of up to the regular overnight camping fee for the park where the group camping is located multiplied by the number of camping units (5 units minimum) for the first night only.

Group Day Use Areas $50 - $88/day

 

Additional Services Fee
Pressurized water hook-up at campsite  $7/night (effective July 14, 2016)
Electrical hook-up at campsite  $7/night
Sewer hook-up at campsite  $7/night (effective July 14, 2016)
Showers, if not coin operated  $7/night (effective July 14, 2016)
Firewood  Market-based pricing; sold by concession or surcharge
Horse corrals  $7/animal/night (effective July 14, 2016)

Sewage disposal

On-site pump-out service

$3 - $10/use

Up to $25/pump-out

 

Reservations Fee
Reserve.Albertaparks.ca Non-refundable $12 reservation fee plus full pre-payment of camping fees
Changes to campsite reservations is $5/change; no charge for name/address changes.
'Phone-In' Campsite Reservation Service and Group Use Non-refundable $12 reservation fee plus a deposit equal to the first night's camping fee
Reservation amendments = $5/amendment
Group Day Use Non-refundable $12 reservation fee plus a deposit equal to the first day's fee

Visitor Services Fees

In-Park Interpretive Programming Fee
6 years of age or under  $0 - $10
7 - 17 years $7 - $20/person
18 years and older $12 - $30/person
Family $30 - $100 (up to two adults and their children 7-17 years of age)
Custom programming for a group or organization $50 - $500/hour (plus additional charges for meals, materials, supplies, admission fees to other sites, guest speakers)

 

In-Park Bus Tours  Fee
6 years of age or under  $0 - $10
7 - 17 years $7 - $20/person
18 years and older $12 - $30/person
Family $30 - $100 (up to two adults and their children 7-17 years of age)

 

Reservations Fee
Interpretive & Educational Programming $5 - $10 reservation fee (including GST) may be added to off-set costs for prebooking service

Educational Programs Delivered by Alberta Parks

Duration Fee per Student

Fee per Class/Group

1 - 3 hours  $2 - $8  $40 - $240 (Minimum charge $40 - $100)
3+ - 7 hours $4 - $20 $80 - $480  (Minimum charge $80 - $200)
Full week $20 - $100 $400 - $2,000 (Minimum charge $400 - $1,000)

Notes

  1. These fees apply to educational programming developed and delivered by Alberta Parks staff within a park.
  2. Fee covers instructional time only.  Additional expenses may include transportation, accommodation, food, guest presenters, materials and supplies.
  3. Maximuum class or group size is 30 students/participants.

Educational Programs Delivered by Educators in Parks

Duration Fee per Student

Fee per Class/Group

1 - 3 hours  $1.50 - $6  $30 - $180 (Minimum charge $30 - $120)
3+ - 7 hours $3 - $12 $60 - $360  (Minimum charge $60 - $240)

Notes

  1. These fees apply when teachers or community educators devlier Alberta Parks' educational programs in a park and request services like: indoor facilities, limited personal services such as orientation or parent volunteer instruction, or teacher in-service.  
  2. Maximum class or group size is 30 students/participants.

Outreach Educational Programs

 Type Fee
Classroom/group assembly (up to 60 participants) $60 - $200 per hour per class 
General assembly/groups  (more than 60 participants) $150 - $600 per hour per program
Full day (multiple programs) Cost per class times the number of programs 

Note  These fees apply when programming is delivered by Alberta Parks staff in a non-park location.

Educational Videoconferencing Programs

Type Duration Fee per Program
Stand-alone Up to 1 hour $75 - $250 
Pre or post park field-trip Up to 1 hour $50 - $150

Note  These fees apply for the presentation of interactive educational video or online broadcasts to formal and community groups provincially, nationally and internationally.  

Learning & Experiential Programming

Type Fee per Participant
In-depth learning program $10 - $45 /per hour plus expenses

Notes

  1. These fees apply for programming that imparts new knowledge and/or skills related to outdoor recreation, natural history and/or cultural history.  Programs can range in length from hours to multiple days, and may invovle commmunity parnters in delivery.
  2. A $5 discount may be applied for persons 7 - 17 years.
  3. Fees only cover instructional staff time.   Additional expenses may include transportation, accommodation, food, guest presenters, materials and supplies.

Professional Development for Educators

Duration Cost per Group (8-20 participants)
In-park workshop: half day (2 - 4 hours)               $70 - $200 plus expenses
In-park workshop: full day (5 - 8 hours) $200 - $400 plus expenses
In- school workshop: half day (2 - 4 hours) $70 - $200 plus expenses

Notes

  1. These fees apply when Alberta Parks staff deliver workshops in a park and/or community for teachers/community educators on areas like: safety considerations; park features; role of parks; Alberta curriculum connections; Visitor Services opportunities, techniques and approaches to learning in parks.
  2. Expenses may include transportation, accommodation, food, guest presenters, materials and supplies.

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