The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. In June and July, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of outdoor areas, some camping services, and some indoor areas at national historic sites.

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 and areas that are closed.

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

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

Update for July 30, 2020 - Non-medical masks and face coverings

We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at any Parks Canada place. When you visit a 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 members of the public.

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

Important information about your visit to Pingo Canadian Landmark

The Pingo Canadian Landmark will open for visitation on June 15, 2020.

In the spirit of the NWT Emerging Wisely Plan, visitors should refrain from camping at the Pingo Day Use area. All large events are suspended until further notice.

Inuvialuit traditional activities at the Pingo Canadian Landmark will continue, but all users are asked to follow the advice of NWT public health officials on social distancing.

Stay informed

Parks Canada’s Western Arctic Field Unit is working with territorial counterparts and co- operative management partners to keep all visitors, community members, and employees informed and safe.

We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at Pingo Canadian Landmark. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.

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