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 HMCS Haida National Historic Site

HMCS Haida was not built with physical distancing in mind. Due to health and safety concerns for our visitors, Friends of HMCS Haida, and staff, we will not be opening HMCS Haida National Historic Site for the 2020 season. We are continually assessing the use of our facilities and services as information changes and we will communicate any updates on this webpage and on our Facebook page.

We really miss our visitors and showing off this incredible tribal-class warship. Please visit our Facebook page for nautical activities, historic facts, and HMCS Haida images – and of course, we’d love to hear from you!

What’s open (updated July 22, 2020)
  • All visitor access is suspended for the 2020 season.
What’s closed (updated July 22, 2020)
  • HMCS Haida
  • Jetty
  • Parking lot
  • Washrooms
  • Guard house
  • Friends of Haida gift shop

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: