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Parks Canada - Supplementary Tables


User Fees


Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change of Existing Fee or Introduction of a New Fee Consultation and Review Process Planned

National Park and National Historic Site Entry Fees 

Proposed amended fees
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act Adjustments to national pricing to keep pace with inflationary pressures on operational costs and to realign entry fees with the level of service being offered. 2013/2014 2014/2015

In 2011, Parks Canada announced a one year extension to the previously announced fee freeze due to the slow economic recovery. As such, all fees for entry, camping, canal lockage, recreation fees, fishing licenses, hot pools and business licenses will be frozen at 2008 rates until March 2013. Commercial fees will be frozen at 2009 rates until March 2014.

For the proposed 2013/14 and 2014/15 (commercial fees) adjustments, Parks Canada will consult on two levels in 2012. National consultations will occur for all user fees that are to be applied nationally. The Agency will hold meetings with commercial group tour operators at travel trade shows, consult directly with national stakeholders and tourism interest groups and use social media.

For user fees of a unique local nature, to a national park, national historic site and national marine conservation area, Parks Canada will consult locally with the affected public, business operators, tourism partners and stakeholders through meetings with advisory and client groups and through direct mailings and posted notices.

In both instances notice will be provided on the Parks Canada website on the proposals for price increases.

A comparison of Parks Canada’s proposed fees with those charged by parks organizations in Canada and other countries will be conducted.

Pursuant to the User Fees Act, a national fee proposal will be tabled in parliament in early 2013 prior to being submitted to the Minister responsible for Parks Canada for enactment.

To respect our commitment to provide 18 months advance notice, implementation of the proposed new business fees and commercial rates will be 2014/15.

National Park Camping
Fees

Proposed amended fees
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act Adjustments to national pricing to keep pace with inflationary pressures on operational costs. 2013/2014 2014/2015

Historic Canal Lockage Fees 

Proposed amended fees
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act As above 2013/2014 2014/2015

National Park and National Historic Site Recreation Fees 

Proposed new fees and proposed amended fees
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act As above 2013/2014 2014/2015

Hot Pool Fees

Proposed amended fees

Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act Price adjustments are required to move to market rates. 2013/2014 2014/2015

Fishing License Fees

Proposed amended fees
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act To earn a fair return for the use of publicly owned resources.

2013/2014 2014/2015

Business Licenses 

Proposed new fees and Proposed amended fees
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act

To earn a fair return for the commercial use of publicly owned resources.

The fees were previously increased in 1994.
2014/2015