Proposed Kananaskis Conservation Pass
The following information outlines how the Kananaskis Conservation Pass would work if Bill 64: Public Lands Amendment Act passes. Details may change as the bill goes through the legislative process and regulations are developed.
Easy to buy, easy to use
All vehicles stopping in Kananaskis Country and provincial sites in the Bow Valley Corridor will need to purchase a Kananaskis Conservation Pass. Sales begin June 1.
Buy your pass online and register your licence plate – 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.
By purchasing a pass you're helping keep this special part of Alberta beautiful and protected for generations to come.
Only one pass per personal or commercial passenger vehicle is required. There is no extra cost for trailers or additional passengers.
- Day pass - $15 (registers one vehicle)
- Yearly pass - $90 (registers up to 2 vehicles)
Commercial – 15 people or less
- Day pass - $22.50
- Yearly pass - $135
Example: shuttles, taxis, small group transport
Commercial – more than 15 people
- Day pass - $30
- Yearly pass - $180
Example: large group transport, coach buses
How fees will be used
Each Kananaskis Conservation Pass helps pay for:
- Conservation - protecting habitat and reducing wildlife conflicts
- Public safety - enforcement, search and rescue
- Services and facilities - trails, day-use areas, recreation facilities, visitor and information centres
How it’s enforced
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.
Information on fine amounts, fine payment processes, and timelines will be shared by June 1.