Starting June 1, 2021, you are required to purchase a daily or yearly Kananaskis Conservation Pass to experience Kananaskis Country and the Bow Valley Corridor.
All vehicles stopping in these areas will need to purchase a pass to support conservation efforts in these areas. Buy your pass online and register your licence plate starting June 1. No stickers or hangtags needed. Passes can also be purchased in-person or by using Wi-Fi at
- Kananaskis Visitor Information Centres (Barrier, Elbow and Peter Lougheed) and
- the Canmore Nordic Centre Day Lodge.
Only one pass per personal or commercial passenger vehicle is required. There is no extra cost for trailers or additional passengers. For personal vehicles:
- Day pass – $15 (registers one vehicle)
- Yearly pass – $90 (registers up to 2 vehicles)
Licence plates of vehicles stopped or parked in Kananaskis will be scanned. Visitors can purchase their passes before midnight on the date of their visit, even if their plate has already been scanned.
Owners of non-compliant vehicles may receive a warning or be sent a fine in the mail.
By purchasing a pass you’re helping keep this special part of Alberta beautiful and protected for generations to come.
Information in this article is taken from Alberta government’s website on May 25, 2021: https://www.alberta.ca/kananaskis-conservation-pass.aspx
Word of the Day:Conservation: protection, preservation, safe keeping