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 June 1, Batoche National Historic Site began a gradual reopening of outdoor areas and greenspaces. Please check our website regularly for the current status of this location and others.

Important information about your visit to Batoche National Historic Site

Starting June 1, 2020 Batoche National Historic Site will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Information will be updated regularly. Find details below.

What’s open (updated July 10, 2020)
  • Visitor Centre, museum, art gallery, gift shop and washrooms (open as of July 13)
  • Interpretive programs (open as of July 13)
  • Limited shuttle service (open as of July 13)
  • Historic Church and Caron Home – with guided tour only (open as of July 13)
  • East Village Viewing Tower (open as of July 13)
  • ‘Li Pchi Shmayn’ interpretive trail (open as of July 13)
  • Outdoor food service (open as of July 13)
  • East Village Day Use Area (open as of July 13)
  • Trails and Paths (open as of June 1)
  • Cemetery (open as of June 1)
  • East Village Parking (open as of June 1)
  • East Village Day use washroom (open as of June 1)
  • Outside Church Rectory washroom (open as of June 1)
What’s closed (updated July 10, 2020)
  • Indoor food service
  • Rectory
  • Water fountains
  • Theatre
Your safety when visiting
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and others.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
  • Beware of ticks in the area
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Abide by all travel advisories and area closures.
  • Important information about safety while enjoying Batoche National Historic Site
  • This is an evolving situation. For more information visit the Public Health Agency of Canada Coronavirus disease page, and the Government of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 page
  • We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at Batoche National Historic Site. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with our partners to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.

For the most up to date information, visit: