The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places, green spaces, day use areas and trails that are closed.

Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Update for July 13, 2020 - Re-opening of some national historic sites

As of July 13, some national historic sites will re-open with limited visitor services. Locations may reduce the number of visitors allowed to enter at one time, to ensure physical distancing. Some areas, rooms or buildings may remain closed for health and safety reasons.

Plan ahead by checking the location’s website before you travel.

Update for June 1, 2020 - Gradual reopening of Parks Canada places

As of June 1, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Openings will differ across the country.

This means:

  • As of June 1, you may be able to access certain Parks Canada places near you.
  • Access to some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations will be permitted.
  • Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

We will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, avalanche control, among others.

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.

Update for June 17, 2020 - Camping resumption

Starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country. Initially, camping will be available only to visitors with existing reservations. Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks.

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.

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 June 1st, 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 July 10, 2020)
  • Personal onsite interpretation available on grounds Available July 20
  • Access to indoor washrooms Opening July 20
  • The multimedia theatre Closed for the 2020 season
  • Interactive interpretation programs Closed for the 2020 season
    (Such as Fring Frang and Evangeline Pop Art)
  • Guided Tours Closed for the 2020 season
  • The gift shop
Open with modified hours (10 am to 4 pm)
  • Visitor Information Centre Opening July 30
  • Exhibit hall Opening July 30
  • Memorial Church Opening July 30
  • The Forge Opening July 30
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.
  • Always keep your pet on a leash and leave no trace.
  • No entry fees will be charged for access to Grand-Pré National Historic Site for the time being.
  • 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.
  • Access to the Visitor Information Center, including public washrooms, the gift shop, the multimedia presentation and exhibits, will remain closed until further notice.
  • Visitors must respect all closures and signage.

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