Free admission to museums, art galleries, science centres, national parks, and more. As a CAP member, you also receive discounts on travel and hotels, and free tickets for events and performances.
One year from the date on your citizenship certificate. You can register for CAP at any time during your first year of citizenship.
CAP is a free program created by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and our cultural partners.
1. You are a Canadian citizen;
2. It has been less than 1 year since your citizenship ceremony;
3. You are 18 years of age or older.
Already registered? Get your pass at a CAP Pickup Location near you. Simply enter your city/town and click “Search.”
There are hundreds of attractions to visit for free with your Cultural Access Pass, whether you’re close to home or traveling across Canada. And you can bring your children for free – up to 4 dependent children on each visit.
Take a train trip for less
Get a once-in-a-lifetime 50% off on a trip with VIA Rail for yourself and up to 4 dependents under the age of 18.
As a member of the Cultural Access Pass program, you are eligible for a once-in-a-lifetime discount from VIA Rail Canada: 50% off the lowest available fare.
Take a trip across Canada with your family or simply escape for a weekend using this very special offer from Canada’s national passenger rail carrier. Tickets must be purchased on VIA Rail’s website. Visit VIA Rail’s website for details.
CAP members get to visit national parks, national marine parks and national historic sites for free.
Show your pass with a piece of ID to explore world-famous national treasures. Visit one of Canada’s national historic sites where the nation’s defining moments come to life. National parks and national marine conservation areas offer some of the most scenic views in the country.
Check Parks Canada’s website for all of the details on how to use this offer. Parking, camping, and other fees are not covered by this offer. Check the visitor information section on the Parks Canada website to confirm site-specific dates and hours of operation.
Stay and save at a world-renowned hotel
CAP members get a one-time 20% off the best available rate and a $50 dining credit from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
CAP members receive a special one-time offer from Fairmont: book a room at a participating Fairmont hotel and save 20% off the best available rate and a $50 dining credit.
Once you pick up your CAP card, you’ll be emailed the code you need to take advantage of this one-time offer. Simply reserve your stay online using the special code, and show your Cultural Access Pass card and a piece of ID at check-in.
Visit the Fairmont hotels website to see the full list of participating hotels, and all of the terms and conditions for using the offer. Be sure to read through the Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
Free day-use privileges at all of Alberta’s provincial parks, plus other offers including free daily ski passes to Canmore Nordic Centre, and free camping and bus tours. Learn more about this offer.
Get a free Explorer Pass with your CAP, giving you free vehicle entry to Manitoba’s provincial parks. Explorer Passes are valid for one year beginning on May 1 and ending on April 30 of the following year. Get your Explorer Pass.
Present your valid Cultural Access Pass to receive free day-use privileges at Ontario provincial parks. This offer is good for passenger vehicles carrying a capacity of no more than 14 people.
Present your valid Cultural Access Pass for free day-use privileges at all of Saskatchewan’s provincial parks.
Check your email to hear about exclusive offers for CAP members! Get free tickets to see live dance, theatre or opera, check out a film festival, attend the best local arts and culture events, and more!