Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Changes that may affect your visit

As of October 4, 2021, following provincial public health measures, proof of full vaccination is required to enter all Nova Scotia national historic sites and Parks Canada organized events and experiences for visitors 12 years of age and older. 

Proof of full vaccination is required for admission to Grand-Pré National Historic Site, and for any guided activities, such as tours (public or private). It is not required for use of the grounds, trails or for an overnight stay in an oTENTik.

Wearing masks: Parks Canada continues to require masks be worn indoors and in common places.

What’s open (updated October 4, 2021)
  • Parking lots
  • Grounds, including access to Victorian gardens and trails
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site’s view park
  • The deportation cross at Horton Landing
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Access to indoor washrooms
  • Exhibit hall
  • Memorial Church
  • The Forge
  • The multimedia theatre
  • Personal onsite interpretation on grounds
What’s closed (updated October 4, 2021)
  • Guided Tours
  • Gift shop
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.

Stay informed