COVID-19 and your visit to Fort Wellington National Historic Site
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to Fort Wellington National Historic Site
Parks Canada will be opening the grounds of Fort Wellington National Historic Site to visitors beginning June 1, 2020. The visitor centre remain closed until further notice. We ask that visitors respect social distancing measures and we remind travelers that there are no public washrooms currently available at the fort and may also be limited or not available in the local community.
Please note that ongoing construction work at the site means that some areas of the outside grounds are closed to the public at this time.
What’s open (updated July 23, 2020)
- Grounds outside and inside the historic fort
- Parking lot
- Open Thursday to Monday, noon to 4 pm
- Some interpretation activities including guided and self-guided tours of the fort, as well as musket/rifle demonstrations are available on demand.
- Washrooms remain closed
What’s closed (updated July 23, 2020)
- Visitor centre
- Buildings inside the historic fort
Your safety when visiting
- Parks Canada is asking Canadians to stay home and support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- Those travelling from a distance should consider their plans as there are no washroom facilities available on site and may also be limited or not available in the community.
- Please follow the advice of local public health experts and wear a mask indoors and in public spaces where physical distancing may be difficult to maintain.
- Keep a distance of 2 metres between you and others.
- Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
- Abide by all travel advisories.
- Review the City of Prescott's COVID-19 information page (English only)