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 July 13, 2020, the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check our website regularly for the current status of this location and others.

Important information about your visit to the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

The Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site is now open for the season. Your visit may be different this year; please plan ahead.

Note that services are limited to protect the health and safety of visitors and employees.

Before you travel, please read carefully the section below on your safety while visiting. We welcome your support toward a safe and respectful visit.

Anyone planning to visit Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site in the coming weeks is advised to regularly consult this site and the links below for updates and information.

What’s open (updated July 23, 2020)
What’s closed (updated July 23, 2020)
  • Frontenac Kiosk, including the Parks Canada souvenir shop (Dufferin Terrace)
  • Guided tours not offered
Your safety when visiting
  • Parks Canada is asking visitors to comply with recommendations from Quebec public health authorities by wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, and by respecting recommended social distancing measures at all times.
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres between you and others.
  • Experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms? We ask that you postpone your visit if you are sick or if you were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Safety is a shared responsibility. Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands frequently and avoiding touching your face. Use hand sanitizer when in public spaces where you must touch surfaces.
  • Plan ahead and bring hygiene products (hand sanitizer, wipes) with you.
  • Please note that outdoor surfaces are not sanitized.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Dispose of waste by using appropriate garbage containers or taking your waste home. For more information, consult the Leave No Trace Canada program.
  • Visitor Guidelines

Stay informed