The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. 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, green spaces, day use areas and trails that are closed.

Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Update for June 1, 2020 - Gradual reopening of Parks Canada places

As of June 1, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Openings will differ across the country.

This means:

  • As of June 1, you may be able to access certain Parks Canada places near you.
  • Access to some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations will be permitted.
  • Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

We will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, avalanche control, among others.

You are encouraged to purchase a Discovery Pass online before your visit as admission fees may be collected at the Parks Canada place you plan to visit.

Update for June 17, 2020 - Camping resumption

Starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country. Initially, camping will be available only to visitors with existing reservations. Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks.

The latest information you need to know about your visit to the Fur Trade at Lachine 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 Fur Trade at Lachine 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 the fur trade at Lachine’s history by visiting the “Culture” section of the Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site website.

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