Papal Visit Day Info


This is for people coming as ONE-DAY VISITORS ONLY, not for the registered Campers.

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Please bring your ticket on a mobile device so that it may be verified upon arrival. Multiple tickets can be carried on a device. If you don’t have a mobile device, please carry your ticket on a companion’s device and arrange to arrive together.


No private cars will be allowed on site, only official secure group buses and official secure shuttle buses will be able to reach the Lac Ste. Anne grounds.

Ticketholders for the Lac Ste. Anne event must board the official secure shuttle buses that will be loaded at the available Park-and-Ride locations.

All participants must arrive at a Park-and-Ride meeting spot: between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Arrivals after 2:00 p.m. are unlikely to get to the site in time for the event due to the large volumes of attendees anticipated.

Arrival At Park-and-Ride by Personal Vehicle

If you are arriving by personal vehicle, we ask that you register for one of the Park-and-Ride locations. Registration will open on Wednesday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. MST. You can register via this Link.

No vehicles (other than our designated shuttle bus and group bus service) will be allowed at Lac Ste. Anne. Travel by designated bus shuttles is required to access the Lac Ste. Anne site. 

Arrival By Group Bus

If your group is coming on a bus, your bus must stop at a Park-and-Ride location for security screening and to receive a placard that will allow your bus to proceed to the Lac Ste. Anne grounds.

See Below our Six Park-and-Ride Locations:

What to Bring

All participants are encouraged to bring water and snacks in a small bag as they will have to arrive early in the morning and depart after lunch time.

Be prepared for the weather. As appropriate, bring sunscreen, a raincoat, etc.

Public Health Information

Some Papal Visit activities may bring you in close proximity to lake water.  Lakes in Alberta are monitored for water quality including Cyanobacterial (Blue-Green Algal) Blooms and fecal bacteria contamination.  If detected at a level that could be a risk to human health, an Advisory will be issued for a particular lake.  Public Health Advisory signs and Public Cyanobacterial (Blue-Green Algal) Bloom/Water Quality Information signs will be posted at all public beaches and at other public areas.  Contact with blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms should be avoided and washing with drinkable water should occur as soon as possible.

Official advisories can be found at the Alberta Health Services website at