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.

The latest information you need to know about your visit to Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site 

The health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and Parks Canada team members is of the utmost importance to the Agency. Parks Canada will continue to monitor the situation and put in place appropriate measures to help Canadians follow the advice of public health experts and to practice physical distancing and hygiene measures, limit public gatherings, as well as respect travel restrictions and closures.

Based on the analysis of public health recommendations, the Agency's guidelines and the site's environment, it would be very difficult for the Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site to accommodate the public while respecting physical distancing guidelines. During the tour, all the visitors are in the sole exhibit hall. Although skillfully designed to provide a quality experience, the site layout makes it impossible to observe the two metre requirement. For these reasons, Parks Canada has made the decision not to open this season.

However, it is still possible to learn more about Sir George-Étienne Cartier's story and achievements by visiting the “Culture” section of the Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site website.

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