Free admission to museums, art galleries, science centres, national parks, marine conservation areas, historic sites, 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.”
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.
Connect with nature and history
CAP members get to visit national parks, national marine parks and national historic sites for free.
Whether you’re looking for adventure, fun for the whole family, or a break from the everyday. Parks Canada has countless unique experiences to suit your needs. It’s time to connect with nature – with history – with friends and family! Show your pass with a piece of ID to explore world-famous national treasures. Canada’s national parks and sites, with all their beauty, scale and history, are the ultimate awe-inspiring experience.
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.
Your Cultural Access Pass can be printed and picked up at any of the designated CAP Pickup Locations across the country. CAP Pickup Locations are listed here.
You can use your pass at any of the 1,200 CAP attractions as many times as you like during your membership. The CAP Attractions Directory is the only place where you can see the full list of places to visit for free as a CAP member. You can also use your pass for travel discounts and national park entry. See ongoing offers.
No. Children 17 years and younger cannot apply for their own Cultural Access Pass, but your children can accompany you to CAP attractions if you are a CAP member. Each CAP member can bring up to four dependents 17 years of age or younger when they participate in CAP.
Please check your email inbox and junk mail folders for your confirmation number. Do not attempt to re-register for the program (the registration system will not accept a duplicate registration). If you are unable to find your confirmation number, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org