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.

As of June 1, Woodside National Historic Site began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check this webpage regularly for the current status of the site. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit.

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: