A town in Alberta is charging non-residents an admission fee to hang out at their popular beach. 

This fee imposed at Chestermere Beach is supposed to "offset the costs" of the crowd limits they've placed in the area, read the news release


The admission charge for non-locals over the age of 15

Residents of Chestermere are to prove they're from the town by showing some form of identification or having another resident vouch for them. 

There are three lakeside parks in total: Anniversary Park & Beach, Cove Park & Beach, and Sunset Park. 

Guests, whether they are local or not, will be turned away if the capacity is reached at any of these parks. The town also said they will limit or shut down entry to the beach if overcrowding continues to be a problem. 

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