Your upcoming visit will be different than in past years. For the 2021 season, most places will be open and welcoming visitors with adjustments to access and services. Access to visitor facilities and services may be limited. Only those places where measures can be implemented to minimize health and safety risks will be open to the public. Changes to services or even closures may happen quickly as the situation with COVID-19 changes.

Please check the websites of specific locations before you visit.

Parks Canada continues to monitor and adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada Coronavirus page and the Twitter page of Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam.

Specific Parks Canada locations

The specific Parks Canada locations listed below have special instructions.

Western Canada

Canadian Prairies

Ontario and Quebec


Atlantic Canada

Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

Northern Canada

Your health and safety when visiting

Masks and face coverings

If a Parks Canada place is within a jurisdiction where wearing a mask or face covering is mandatory, visitors will be asked to follow this requirement.

We strongly encourage you to wear a mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at any Parks Canada place. You may see signs reminding you that this is what we recommend. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the public.

Additional health and safety measures

Your health and safety, and that of Parks Canada team members, is of the utmost importance to us.

We have:

  • Followed the advice, guidance and requirements of public health authorities and experts
  • Implemented measures for cleaning, hygiene, and physical distancing
  • Implemented new tools and practices, such as transparent shields and spacing aids to limit exposure, among others

We ask you to:

  • Stay home if you have covid-19 symptoms, or if you’ve been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has been diagnosed with the virus
  • Follow public health authority advice, guidance and requirements for your area, including travel advisories and restrictions
  • Clean your hands with soap and water frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve
  • Respect physical distancing
  • Respect all signage and direction from Parks Canada team members

You’re welcome to enjoy parks and sites responsibly with these tips for how to visit safely during COVID-19. You can also consult the complete guide to visiting Parks Canada.

It is not possible to complete self-isolation periods at Parks Canada locations. This includes front-country as well as wilderness and backcountry areas. Parks Canada cannot provide exceptions to the requirements of public health authorities for visitors and is working closely with partners across the country to support local and regional tourism while at the same time implementing measures to minimize the health and safety risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

Fees, passes and permits

You are encouraged to purchase a Discovery Pass online before your visit as admission fees may be collected at the Parks Canada place you plan to visit.

Measures are in place to collect fees while protecting health and safety. Please plan accordingly and check the pages of Parks Canada places near you for more information.

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