COVID-19 and your visit to Grand-Pré National Historic Site
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to Grand-Pré National Historic Site
Starting June 1, 2020 Grand-Pré National Historic Site is offering limited visitor access and basic services.
Parks Canada is asking visitors to be cautious and conservative in their use of these places, to observe travel restrictions, to respect the guidance of public health authorities, and to help flatten the curve and keep our families, friends, and neighbours healthy and safe.
Parks Canada is asking visitors to comply with recommendations from Nova Scotia public health authorities by wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, and by respecting recommended social distancing measures at all times.
Visiting Grand-Pré National Historic Site will be different than it has been in the past. Therefore, we’re asking visitors to plan ahead by checking what’s open, what to expect and how to prepare for a safe and pleasant visit.
What’s open (updated July 30, 2020)
- Parking lots
- Grounds, including access to Victorian gardens and trails
- UNESCO World Heritage Site’s view park
- The deportation cross at Horton Landing
What’s closed (updated October 13, 2020)
- Visitor Information Centre
- Access to indoor washrooms
- Exhibit hall
- Memorial Church
- The Forge
- The multimedia theatre
- Interactive interpretation programs
(Such as Fring Frang and Evangeline Pop Art)
- Guided Tours
- The gift shop
- Personal onsite interpretation on grounds
Your safety when visiting
- Visitors are always responsible for their own safety. Anyone participating in recreational activities should be extra cautious to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on search and rescue teams and on the health care system.
- Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and others.
- Parks Canada is asking visitors to comply with recommendations from Nova Scotia public health authorities by wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, and by respecting recommended social distancing measures at all times.
- Always keep your pet on a leash and leave no trace.
- For current pass holders, Parks Canada will automatically extend the end date of Discovery Passes for the full duration of the suspension period. That means that for each month or part of a month that visitor services are not offered due to Parks Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, a full month will be added to the end date of the annual pass.
- Visitors must respect all closures and signage.