Free Admission to National Parks for CAF Members, Veterans and Families

Westmount, Quebec – 14 January 2024: Thanks to Lieutenant-Colonel (ret’d) George Siket for passing this valuable resource along to share among the RMR Family.

Parks Canada will provide free daily admission to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, Canadian Veterans, and their immediate families beginning January 1, 2024, upon presentation of their CF One Platinum card. The card is administered through Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS).

CF One Platinum cards are exclusively issued to currently serving members and Veterans of the CAF and their immediate families. Veterans can also present their Veteran’s Service Card which is available to any former member of the CAF who completed basic training and has been honourably released. Family members can gain admission by presenting their card without the CAF member or Veteran being present – which matters when our military personnel are so often in training or deployed.

Spending time in nature is proven to be beneficial to one’s health. Parks Canada-administered national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas provide excellent opportunities for Canadians to get outside, relieve stress, and connect with loved ones. Parks Canada protects a vast network of cultural and natural heritage places that includes 171 national historic sites, 47 national parks, five national marine conservation areas and one national urban park.

To make the most of their Parks Canada experience, visitors are encouraged to plan their trip in advance, by visiting the Parks Canada website and signing up for the e-newsletter, to be among the first to find out about new and noteworthy events and activities, special offers, trip planning ideas and much more – all delivered directly to their inboxes.

What is included: Free daily admission to all Parks Canada administered locations

What is not included: Regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as:

  • frontcountry and backcountry camping 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 included with admission
  • some special event fees
  • firewood

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

CAF members, Veterans, and immediate family members who would like to obtain their CF One Platinum card can do so at Become a CF One Member | CFMWS.

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