Indigenous Peoples Open Doors Program
The Métis Nation of Alberta and Parks Canada (PCA) are proud to offer a custom Park Pass since the summer 2021 season. The free passes are now available to MNA citizens through our Provincial Office.
The partnership began in 2018 with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding, allowing MNA citizens access to the Indigenous Peoples Open Doors Program. Immediately following the signing, Métis citizens could access parks for free by showing their MNA card. Now, the custom passes can be displayed in cars and ID is no longer required to enter the parks.
“Métis citizens have a long and deep connection to the land and this initiative is very meaningful to many Métis people throughout Alberta. Partnerships like these are an important part of reconciliation and we’re proud to work with Parks Canada on this significant endeavour.”
– MNA President, Audrey Poitras
Got questions? Read our Parks Pass FAQs.
A note on Kananaskis Country Passes
In 2021 the Alberta government introduced the Kananaskis Conservation Pass. Vehicles parked at provincial park and public land sites in Kananaskis Country and the Bow Valley need a Conservation Pass. Buy your Kananaskis Country Conservation Pass here.