AlbertaParks.ca

Fee Guidelines

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

    • Each campground's fees are based on market demand and the services available at that site (within the approved range).
    • Fees include federal Goods and Services Tax (GST).
    • There are no fees for day use in provincial parks.

    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.
Updated: Oct 25, 2018