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 Port-Royal National Historic Site.

Proof of full vaccination is not required for use of the grounds.

Mask-wearing continues to be required in indoor spaces.

What’s open (updated October 12, 2021)
  • Grounds and parking lot.
What’s closed (updated October 12, 2021)
  • Port-Royal National Historic Site is now closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you in 2022!
Your safety when visiting

Anyone exploring the national historic site is reminded that they are responsible for their own safety and should be sure to properly prepare and plan for their trip, taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves from inclement weather and potential natural hazards found on site.

Before you go, be prepared:

  • Expect limited levels of service and limited access to visitor facilities.
  • Download or print maps and other visitor information ahead of time.
  • Avoid popular places and times, and high-risk activities.
  • Bring hygiene supplies, such as alcohol-based hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, a table cloth and/or picnic blanket.
  • Bring your own water and food, as facilities may be closed.

Protect yourself and others:

  • Follow public health authority guidance and advice for Nova Scotia (https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus).
  • Stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has been diagnosed with the virus.
  • Use non-medical masks or cloth face coverings if you will be in a crowded setting and it is not possible to maintain a 2-metre distance from others.
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes with tissue or your sleeve, and respect physical distancing.
  • Avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces as much as possible. Carry your own supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes.
  • Yield to oncoming users where space is narrow. Let others move out of bridges, platforms and other narrow spaces before entering.
  • Slow down. Speed increases user conflicts and risks of injuries. Adjust your distance from others based on their speed to maintain physical distancing.
  • Be respectful of others. Keep prescribed 2-meter distance from others while lining up, and respect the maximum use capacity in facilities.

Stay informed