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 Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

This site remains closed until further notice. Therefore, visitor facilities are not accessible at this time.

Anyone planning to visit Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site in the coming weeks is advised to regularly consult this site and the links below for updates and information.

If you have already made a reservation for the 2020 season, we encourage you to contact your transportation carrier for more information on the options available to you.

If your reservation with Croisières AML was for a date between now and June 30, 2020, the carrier will contact you directly.

What’s open (updated May 27, 2020)
Check this page regularly for updates.
What’s closed (updated May 27, 2020)
  • This site remains closed until further notice. Therefore, no visitor facilities are accessible at this time. 
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