Starting June 1, some Parks Canada places will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Information will be updated regularly.

Only places and activities where health and safety risks can be managed will be available for visitation. We are asking visitors to be cautious and conservative in their use of these places, to observe travel restrictions, respect closures, follow the guidance of public health experts, and to make every effort to keep one another safe.

Opening details will differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Parks Canada and COVID-19 (updated May 27, 2020)

The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority.

Being outdoors and in nature brings a number of health and wellness benefits., It is important that people have access to natural spaces where they can go to get exercise and fresh air in settings that facilitate physical distancing.

On June 1, 2020, Parks Canada will begin a safe, gradual opening of some outdoor locations in national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.

This means:

  • Starting June 1, visitors will be permitted to access some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations. Until then, all suspensions of visitor services and closures of facilities announced in March remain in place.
  • For their own safety, visitors should not try to access locations that are closed.
  • All camping facilities remain closed until at least June 21, 2020, while Parks Canada assesses whether and how these services might resume. Group activities and public events will be prohibited until further notice. All existing reservations set to take place prior to June 21, 2020, will be automatically cancelled and refunded in full.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

Important information about your visit to Woodside National Historic Site

We miss our visitors! We are working hard to assess ways to resume services this autumn in a cautious and safe manner for both visitors and staff. For now, to help Canadians gain access to the health and wellness benefits that come from being outdoors and in nature, our grounds and trails are open. We ask all visitors to continue to respect physical distancing to keep us all safe and healthy.

We will communicate any updates on this web page and on our Facebook page.

What’s open (updated June 1, 2020)
  • Trails and grounds
  • Parking lot
What’s closed (updated June 1, 2020)
  • Historic home
  • Washrooms
  • Reservation services – all reservations placed prior to June 21, 2020 will be cancelled and a full refund will be provided
Your safety when visiting
  • Visitors must respect physical distancing of 2 metres / 6.5 feet
  • Visitors must respect all signage, including signage on pets
  • 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: