The Kananaskis Conservation Pass
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The Kananaskis Conservation Pass

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  • Tourism Canmore Kananaskis - May 7, 2021

Starting June 1, 2021 all visitors to Kananaskis Country are required to purchase a Kananaskis Conservation Pass.
The pass ensures the protection of this Alberta gem for generations to come.


 

To encourage sustainable transportation, the pass is based on vehicles, not on passengers and is attached to the vehicle’s license plate. Passes are $15 per day or $90 per year.

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass can be purchased at Kananaskis Visitor Centres or online.

If you have any further questions, check out the FAQ below!

 

FAQ

Q: Where can I purchase a Kananaskis Conservation Pass?

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass can be purchased online or at the following Kananaskis Visitor Centres:

Kananaskis Information Centre

Highway 40, Kananaskis
403.678.0760

 

Peter Lougheed Discovery Centre

Kananaskis Lakes Trail, Kananaskis
403.678.0760

 

Canmore Nordic Centre

1988 Olympic Way, Canmore
403.678.2400

 

Q: I am just passing through Kananaskis, do I need a Pass?

If you are not planning on stopping or using any facilities, a pass is not required.

 

Q: I am planning on visiting the Town of Canmore, do I require a Kananaskis Conservation Pass?

You are not required to have a pass for the Town of Canmore. For more information on areas where a pass is required, check out this map.

 

Q: I am planning on visiting Quarry Lake. Does the Kananaskis Conservation Pass cover the parking fee?

The Kananaskis Conservation Pass does not cover the parking fee at Quarry Lake.

 

Q: I am planning on bringing a group to Kananaskis. What do I need to do?

If the group is arriving in individual cars, each car requires a Kananaskis Conservation Pass. If the group arranges for group transportation the following fees apply:

  • Vehicles that fit up to 15 passengers: $22.50 for a day pass or $135 for a yearly pass.
  • Vehicles that fit more than 15 passengers: $30 for a day pass or $180 for a yearly pass.

Q: I am planning on renting a vehicle. Can I pre-purchase a pass?

As the pass is registered to the license plate, you will need to wait to purchase your pass until you have picked up your rental vehicle. The pass can be purchased until midnight on the day of visiting Kananaskis.

 

Q: I paid for a backcountry/frontcountry camping spot. Do I need to pay for the Kananaskis Conservation Pass?

Yes, as a user of parks facilities, you are required to purchase a pass.

 

Q: I am attending an event at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Do I require a Kananaskis Conservation Pass?

Yes, as a user of parks facilities, you are required to purchase a pass.

 

Q: I will be purchasing a cross-country ski pass for the Nordic Centre. Do I need a Kananaskis Conservation Pass when skiing?

Yes, as a user of parks facilities, you are required to purchase a pass.

 

Q: Will there be an additional fee for using Kananaskis cross-country ski trails in the winter?

There will be no additional trail fees for users of cross-country ski trails in Kananaskis. Winter trail fees will be in effect at the Canmore Nordic Centre only.

 

Learn More at Alberta Parks