2021 SEASON OPENING DELAY

Issued: May 19, 2021

PARKS CANADA ADMINISTERED PLACES IN ONTARIO DELAY SEASON OPENING TO ALIGN WITH PROVINCIAL MEASURES

SMITHS FALLS, MAY 18, 2021 – The health and safety of visitors and employees are of utmost importance to Parks Canada and the Agency is following the advice, guidance, and requirements of public health authorities and experts in its operations and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.

To align with measures introduced by the Province of Ontario to limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada administered places in Ontario will delay the launch of most visitor services including camping until at least June 2, 2021. This includes the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

The following services and facilities on the Rideau Canal will remain closed to visitors until at least June 2, 2021:

  • Lockage and overnight mooring; and
  • All camping and oTENTik sites

All Parks Canada reservations impacted by this delayed opening will be automatically cancelled and refunded in full. Visitors do not have to do anything to cancel their reservation. Parks Canada is asking Canadians to observe travel restrictions, to respect the guidance of public health experts and all public health restrictions, and to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep one another safe.

The Parks Canada website provides detailed information on what locations are open, what visitors can expect, how to prepare for a visit and what services may be available. Visitors should check pc.gc.ca before they travel.

Information:

Aarin Crawford
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Rideau Canal, Parks Canada
705-750-4930
Aarin.Crawford@canada.ca