Discover the best of Canada for free

Canoo provides newcomers to Canada with free VIP access to over 1,400 of our country’s most exciting cultural and outdoor experiences.

Discover the best of Canada for free with Canoo, free VIP access to over 1,400 of our country's most exciting cultural and outdoor experiences

Are you ready to Canoo into Canada?

For over a decade, half a million new Canadians and their families have joined Canoo and discovered over 1,400 of Canada’s most iconic destinations.

Art Gallery of Ontario Ontario Science Centre Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Canadian Museum of History Royal BC Museum National Gallery of Canada Ontario Parks Montreal Museum of Fine Arts OAG GAO Alberta Parks Glenbow Museum of Contemporary Art rRemai mModern Vancouver Art Gallery Canada Science and Technology Museum Canadian War Museum The Canadian Canoe Museum MOA Bill Reid Gallery Canadian Museum of Nature McMichael Canadian Art Collection Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Canadian Museum for Human Rights

A golden ticket for you and the family

Canoo members and their families get free VIP access to over 1,400 of Canada’s top destinations.

“Cultural places introduce groups to other experiences and backgrounds, and in turn instills a curiosity into learning about and experiencing said cultures.”

Sylvannia, Ontario

Your compass to the best of Canada

Connect to your community with handpicked recommendations of the best things to see and do locally – from museums and parks to volunteer opportunities.

“These Canadian landmarks are now my places as well. I feel proud and blessed for being able to enjoy them. They make me feel at home.”

Nuno, Alberta

Exclusive offers for the journey

Turn your weekend plans into realities with exclusive offers and rewards from Canada’s best brands.

“Cultural places give you a chance to belong and they build a feeling of community… Canoo served as a saviour for our family’s mental health during COVID.”

Prabuddh, Ontario

DOWNLOAD CANOO

The Canoo app is available on the App Store and on Google Play.

Download Canoo from the App Store
Download Canoo on Google Play

Join the club

Any Canadian who received their citizenship within the last 12 months (365 days), or permanent resident within the first 5 years of receiving permanent residence status, and is 18 years old or older can sign up for Canoo.

You are a new Canadian citizen in the first year of citizenship

You are a new Canadian citizen in the first year of citizenship

You are a permanent resident with 5 years or less of residency

You are a permanent resident within the first 5 years of receiving permanent residence status

You have a copy of your citizenship certificate or permanent residency card

You have a copy of your citizenship certificate or permanent residency card

Frequently asked questions

Who can sign up for Canoo?

Canoo is offered to Permanent Residents of Canada within their first 5 years of receiving permanent residence status, or new Canadian Citizens in the first 12 months of citizenship. You must be over 18 to use Canoo.

How do I sign up?

Simply download the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, then carefully follow the steps to sign up. (Be sure to read the tips for scanning your proof of citizenship or permanent residency during sign up.)

When does my eligibility start and end?

New Canadian citizens are eligible for Canoo during your first year of citizenship. You must download and register the Canoo app before the one-year anniversary of your citizenship ceremony.

Permanent residents must download and register the Canoo app within 5 years of your PR Card’s “PR Since” date. Once registered, your full 12-month Canoo membership can be activated anytime within the eligibility period as described above or will automatically activate at the end of your eligibility period.

Why is Canoo free?

The Canoo app is free because Canadians donate to keep it free. We also receive some support from the government. Most importantly, participating Canoo attractions  open their doors for free, creating a Canada-wide welcome network.

Who can I bring with me for free?

Once you activate your membership, you (the Canoo member) and up to four children (under the age of 18) can use your Canoo pass, via the app. Many attractions offer free admission though some offer discounts.  Your Canoo membership does not cover your spouse, your children over the age of 18, friends, or other family members.

Why won’t my citizenship certificate or PR card scan correctly?

Please follow the instructions posted here in a well-lit space and submit a customer support ticket if you’re still having trouble!https://canoo.zendesk.com/hc/en-ca/requests/new

Still have questions? Contact our help desk.

Daniel Bernhard, CEO, Institute for Canadian Citizenship

“Canada thinks of itself as the most welcoming country on Earth. Through Canoo, we’re making that story a bit more true every day.”

Daniel Bernhard, CEO, Institute for Canadian Citizenship

Give the Gift of Canoo Cultural Access Pass

The Canoo Cultural Access Pass is only possible because of people like you, who understand that inclusion isn’t something you say. It’s something you experience. Let’s put new Canadians at the front of the line for the VIP experience of life in Canada.

Canoo is a project of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
Institute for Canadian Citizenship
We are grateful for the support of our sponsors: