Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

As of June 1, Fort Walsh 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 Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Starting June 1, 2020 Fort Walsh National Historic Site will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. 

  • Upon arrival spend time reviewing the site maps and informational bulletin boards
  • Take note of signage placed throughout the site
  • Please clean up after and keep all pets leashed
  • Be prepared with the things you will need for your visit (ie. proper footwear, bottles of water (no potable water) etc.)
  • There is no fuel available at the site
  • There is no food concession available at the site
What’s open (updated July 15, 2020)
  • Visitor Centre and washrooms (open as of July 21)
  • Historic Buildings inside the Fort except Superintendent’s Residence (open as of July 21)
  • Interpretive programs (open as of July 21)
  • Washrooms in the Fort (open as of July 21)
  • Vending machines (open as of July 21)
  • Metis Trail (open as of June 1)
  • Battle Creek Trail (open as of June 1)
  • Fort gates (open as of June 1)
  • Toilets near trail heads and parking lot (open as of June 1)
  • Access to Battle Creek (open as of June 1)
  • Access to the cemeteries (open as of June 1)
  • Equestrian access to trails (open as of June 1)
  • Red Chairs near the Visitor Reception Centre (open as of June 1)
  • Picnic site (kitchen shelter is closed) (open as of June 1)
What’s closed (updated July 15, 2020)
  • Museum and Theatre
  • Food services and gift shop
  • Métis Cabins
  • Shuttle service
  • Cypress Hills Massacre Site Tour
  • Toilets at Cypress Hills Massacre Site
  • Kitchen shelter
  • Water fountains
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.
  • Note that the back country of Fort Walsh is home to cougars. Hike with caution.
  • Cellular telephone service is unavailable.
  • No potable water.
  • Abide by all travel advisories and area closures.
  • Important information about safety while enjoying Fort Walsh 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 Fort Walsh 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.

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