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 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.

As of June 1, Niagara National Historic Sites began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check this webpage regularly for the current status of our sites.

Important information about your visit to Fort George National Historic Site

We miss our visitors! We are working hard to provide gradual access to Niagara National Historic Sites and assess ways we can begin resuming services in a cautious and safe manner for both visitors and staff. We will communicate changes on what is open or available and what is closed or suspended on this webpage and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

What’s open (updated June 1, 2020)
  • Fort George grounds and green space, 10 am to 4 pm, everyday
  • All Parking lots, including metered parking at Fort George
  • The grounds and trails surrounding Fort George
  • The Commons and Butler’s Barracks grounds and trails
  • Niagara Shores Park is available for foot traffic only
What’s closed (updated June 1, 2020)
  • Washrooms
  • Visitor Centre and Gift Shop
  • Heritage buildings
  • Reservation services – all reservations placed prior to June 21, 2020 will be cancelled and a full refund will be provided.
  • All facilities, including Navy Hall, Agora, and Queenston Heights/Brock’s Monument
  • All special events and group events and interpretive activities remain suspended
Your safety when visiting
  • Visitors must respect physical distancing of 2 metres / 6.5 feet
  • Visitors must respect all signage, including signage on pets
  • Infrastructure projects are underway and visitors must exercise caution near these construction zones
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces – take all garbage with you.
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in recreational activities to avoid injury
  • Respect the guidance of public health authorities to help keep our families, friends, and neighbours healthy and safe

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with provincial counterparts, local municipalities, and communities to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.

For the most up to date information, visit: