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 Fort Malden National Historic Site

We are now open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm to provide gradual access to Fort Malden National Historic Site 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 page.

Note: infrastructure projects at Fort Malden are proceeding as per their established schedule. Visitors must respect all signage and exercise caution relating to these sites and their construction zones. Accessibility to certain buildings and areas of the site may affect your visit.

What’s open (updated July 31, 2020)

Visitor Orientation Centre (10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday to Sunday):

  • Reception desk with Parks Canada staff.
  • Washrooms.

Note: masks are required to be worn inside the Visitor Orientation Centre.

Heritage buildings (10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday to Sunday):

  • Pensioner’s Cottage and Gardens (Costumed interpreter present).
  • Museum.
  • Brick Barracks: Room 1 & 2 (Costumed interpreter present).

Note: masks are required to be worn inside the heritage buildings.

Interpretation and demonstrations (10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday to Sunday):

  • Musket firing demonstrations performed near the flag bastion, weather dependent.
  • Interpreters stationed throughout the site.

Parking lot (10 am to 4 pm, daily)

Waterfront Pathway and Interpretive panels (10 am to 4 pm, daily)

What’s closed (updated July 31, 2020)
  • Visitor Orientation Centre (Monday and Tuesday).
  • Washrooms (Monday and Tuesday).
  • Heritage buildings (Monday and Tuesday).
  • All special events and group events remain suspended.
Your safety when visiting
  • Visitors must respect physical distancing of 2 metres / 6.5 feet.
  • Visitors must respect all signage, including signage about pets.
  • Infrastructure projects are underway and visitors must exercise caution near these construction zones.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces – Place waste in receptacles provided.
  • 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: