Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

Changes coming to Parks Canada Fees in 2023

Some Parks Canada fees will be changing beginning in January 2023. More information is available here.

Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit a park or site you are investing in its future — and in a legacy for future generations.

The following definitions apply to entry and service fee categories unless otherwise specified

Adult - Person 18 to 64 years of age
Senior - Person 65 years of age or over
Youth - Person 6 to 17 years of age
Family/Group - Up to seven people arriving in a single vehicle in a national park

Free admission for youth 17 and under



Daily - Peak Season

*Adult$ 18.75
*Senior$ 16.00
*Commercial Group, per person$ 16.00
Available from July 1st until September 16, 2022.

Daily (Reduced Level of Service)

*Adult$ 8.00
*Senior$ 6.50
*Commercial Group, per person$ 6.75
Available from May 23 until June 30, 2021 and from September 17 untill Otober 10, 2022.

Daily - Low Season

*Adult$ 8.00
*Senior$ 6.50
*Commercial Group, per person$ 6.75
Available from October 11, 2022 until May 22, 2023.


*Adult$ 37.50
*Senior$ 32.00

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

*Adult$ 72.25
*Senior$ 61.75
*Family/Group$ 145.25


One Night

*Lartigue House$ 128.00
*18th Century Equipped Camping$ 74.75

SITE AND FACILITY USE (until December 31, 2022)

Extra Rental Fees

After hours rental, per hour$ 65.00
Each extra staff member, per hour$ 50.00


*Use of building without kitchen (4 hours)$ 312.75
*Use of building with kitchen (4 hours)$ 417.00
*Use of individual building grounds (4 hours)$ 104.25
Entire Site$ 2,045.25

Organized Event for profit

Permit application, level 1 (low risk). The level of risk for an event is determined by Visitor Experience management.$ 50.00
Permit application, level 2 (medium risk). The level of risk for an event is determined by Visitor Experience management.$ 100.00
Permit application, level 3 (high risk). The level of risk for an event is determined by Visitor Experience management.$ 196.20


Wedding photography, per hour, per each staff member required$ 114.75
Wedding photos/ family photos, per function$ 52.25


Guided Programs (as of January 1, 2023)

Step-on Guide Service, per group$ 102.00

Enhanced Program (as of January 1, 2023)

Time Travel, per person$ 14.34
Fire a cannon: Have a blast at Louisbourg!, per person$ 63.13
Fire a musket: Have a ball at Louisbourg!, per person$ 39.46
Prisoner of the Day, per person$ 40.15
Guided tour, per person$ 5.25
Motorized guided tour, per person$ 10.95
Rookie Tour (children’s tour), per personne$ 12.21
Healing Gardens, per person$ 10.31

Enhanced Program (until December 31, 2022)

*Guided tour, per person$ 4.25
*Motorized guided tour, per person$ 7.75
*Rookie Tour (children’s tour), per personne$ 7.75
Healing Gardens, per person$ 7.75
*Time Travel$ 11.25
*Fire a cannon: Have a blast at Louisbourg!$ 57.75
*Fire a musket: Have a ball at Louisbourg!$ 38.50
*Prisoner of the Day$ 38.50

Off the Shelf Programs, per group (until December 31, 2022)

*Per Hour of Program Delivery$ 76.75

Custom Programs, per group (until December 31, 2022)

*Per Hour of Program Development and Program Delivery$ 51.25

Step-on Guide Service (until December 31, 2022)

*Per Hour$ 76.75

Free admission for youth 17 and under

As of January 1, 2018, admission to Parks Canada places for youth 17 and under is free! There’s no better time to create lasting memories with the whole family.


What is free?

Admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada will be provided free of charge.

Free admission for youth only applies to places managed by Parks Canada. It does not apply to provincial parks, territorial parks, municipal and private parks, nor to the many historic sites not managed by Parks Canada.

Please refer to the full list of Parks Canada places before you plan your visit to take advantage of free admission for youth.

What is not free?

Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission for youth at our parks and sites, however regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as:

  • Camping, backcountry and other accommodations
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
  • Northern Park Backcountry Camping and Excursion Permit
  • Lockage
  • Mooring
  • Reservation fees
  • Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission
  • Some special event fees
  • Firewood
  • Backcountry overnight use

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more information.

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