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 Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort-Amherst

Starting on June 1, 2020, Parks Canada will offer limited access and visitor services at Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site. 

Please note: The health and safety of visitors, employees and all Canadians is of the utmost importance and we are following the advice and guidance of public health authorities in resuming visitor access and services. Only places and activities where health and safety risks can be mitigated will be available for visitation.

 
What’s open (updated July 13)
  • Haché Gallant Lane
  • Grounds 
  • Trails
  • Washrooms (9 am to 5 pm daily)

Opening July 15:

  • Visitor Reception Centre and washrooms (9 am to 5 pm)
  • Staff on-site providing information and interpretation
  • Mi'kmaq interpreters on site (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm)
Your safety when visiting

Anyone exploring the national historic site is reminded that they are responsible for their own safety and should be sure to properly prepare and plan for their trip, taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves from inclement weather and potential natural hazards found on site.

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