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Winter 2023

Reservations: what you need to know

A couple enjoys a campfire during sunset at Cavendish campground at Prince Edward Island National Park.

We’re moving our reservation system to a new platform! As a result, you’ll need to create a new profile. Follow these steps for success on launch days:

  • Between now and February 26, log in to your existing account and take note of sites you may have reserved in the past. After that date, you will no longer be able to access your account.
  • The reservation system will not be available from February 27 to March 2 as we migrate to the new platform. While you wait, check specific launch dates for places where you’ll want to reserve. Reservations will begin on March 13!
  • As of March 3, create your new account. Take this opportunity to get acquainted with the new system in preparation for the launch dates.

For more information on this platform change, consult our Reservation information page.

Where will you vacation?

A family visiting Lake Annette Beach in Jasper National Park.

Start planning your next Parks Canada adventure! With more than 450 000 km² to discover, there are over 200 dream destinations for you to experience… and countless stories to be shared.

Staying the night? Our Camping 101 page has everything you need to know to plan for, reserve and enjoy your stay.

Calling all boaters!

Boat on the Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue canal, with overlay of 2023 Seasonal Lockage and Mooring Permits.

Plan your next boating season on Parks Canada’s historic canals and waterways! The early bird promotion is back with 20% off seasonal lockage permits. Even better, purchase the seasonal lockage and mooring package and you’ll also get 10% off the price of mooring. Order your permits by March 31 to get these incredible deals!

Anchors away! See what great opportunities await on Canada’s historic waterways.

Embrace winter

A girl spreads her arms wide while on a family winter hike at Tunnel Mountain in Banff National Park.

Embrace all the benefits of the great outdoors and check-off that bucket list. Experience the thrill of winter camping, go ice skating on a historic waterway or glide into a new adventure on cross-country skis. Find your own nature therapy—stay and play the magical way!

Sanctuary in the city

Video: National urban parks

There are new kids in town! The Parks Canada family is growing with the expansion of the national urban park network. Parks and green spaces have never been so important. That’s one reason Parks Canada is working with others to bring more natural areas closer to home for more Canadians.

Learn more about national urban parks and their importance, and find out if one may be coming near you!

Let’s Talk Parks, Canada!

The Red Chairs at Marine Environment Discovery Centre of Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.

The Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, is looking for your perspectives to help shape the future of national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas.

Do you have suggestions on how Parks Canada can:

  • advance Indigenous leadership in conservation?
  • strengthen accessibility?
  • make its operations greener?
  • develop ecological corridors to connect species’ habitats?
  • further its support to the tourism sector?

Share your thoughts and ideas! The engagement period ends on February 13.

Spotlight on…

Canadian Rockies Hot Springs

Soak in some history! Enjoy steamy waters as you surround yourself with beauty Rocky Mountain vistas at three historic hot springs.

Four friends sitting in the hot pool talking and giggling with snow on the rock wall behind them.
Radium Hot Springs

Nestled in Sinclair Canyon’s vibrant red rock cliffs, in Kootenay National Park, these hot springs are set in one of the most dramatic locations in Canada.

Unwind in Radium’s large outdoor pools and soak up the benefits of naturally heated mineral water. From the hot pool, gaze up at the cliffs and see if you can spot bighorn sheep that make this canyon home.

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Frosty day winter day with people relaxing in Banff Upper Hot Springs. The historic bathhouse is in the background with snow on the roof.
Banff Upper Hot Springs

A soothing soak in Canada’s highest-elevation operational hot springs is one of the longest standing traditions when visiting Banff National Park.

Relaxing in the outdoor pool amongst the jagged peaks of Rundle and Cascade Mountains is an extraordinary experience that has drawn people here since 1886.

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A toddler swimming using a floaty in the Miette hot springs with her grandmother.
Miette Hot Springs

From May to October, relax in the hottest hot springs in the Canadian Rockies when visiting Jasper National Park.

Make a day trip of your visit! Watch for wildlife on the scenic drive up Fiddle Valley. Pack a picnic lunch, and stroll the Source of the Springs Trail through the old aquacourt before or after your soak.

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