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, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check our website regularly for the current status of these locations and others.

The latest information about Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks

Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks are currently offering limited visitor access and services.

Please note that many areas of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks are snowbound until late June or early July. The opening of individual areas within the parks will be assessed based on public health considerations and conditions such as snow levels and maintenance requirements.

All shelters at day use areas and campgrounds will remain closed until further notice.

What's open (updated July 28)

Mount Revelstoke National Park

  • Beaver Lodge Kids' Bike Park

Trails

Meadows in the Sky Parkway

  • To Summit (26 km)
  • Gate: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm uphill, closed downhill at 5:30 pm
  • Welcome Kiosk

Glacier National Park

Trails

Facilities

  • Rogers Pass Discovery Centre (limited visitor services) 
What's closed (updated July 28)

Mount Revelstoke National Park


Glacier National Park

Camping during COVID-19 (updated July 21)

Mount Revelstoke National Park

  • Snowforest Campground welcomed its first visitors on July 15. Reserve online at reservation.pc.gc.ca or by telephone at 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783).
  • For 2020, the offer at Snowforest Campground will be limited to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to help keep visitors and employees healthy and safe, including physical distancing and hygiene requirements.
  • Camping information for Mount Revelstoke National Park

Glacier National Park


Backcountry Camping

  • Backcountry campsites in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks will open when snow has receded enough to allow access to essential facilities including dry toilets and bear-proof food storage.
  • For first-come, first-served access to backcountry camping permits please visit the Meadows in the Sky kiosk for backcountry campsites in Mount Revelstoke or the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre for backcountry campsites in Glacier National Park.
  • This year, Hermit Meadows campsites in Glacier National Park will be on the Parks Canada Reservation System. The first reservable date for Hermit Meadows is July 29. Online reservations for Hermit Meadows will launch on July 29 at 8:00 a.m. PST.
Your safety when visiting
Is it safe to visit Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks?

The safety of visitors, employees and residents is our top priority. We welcome your support toward a safe and respectful visit:

  • You are responsible for your own safety
  • You can help keep others safe
  • Do not visit if you are sick. Do not visit if you were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Follow all public health guidelines. Hand washing hygiene and social distance measures are key to your health
  • Maintain physical distance measures of two metres (six feet) between yourself and others
  • Wear a non-medical mask or face covering when you are closer than two metres (six feet) to other people. We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a reusable mask when visiting indoor public spaces. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Bring your own COVID-19 hygiene safety kit. Bring your own hand sanitizer and disposable gloves.
  • Prepare for long lines. Prepare to wait for your turn
  • You may need to change your plans
  • Be kind and patient to each other. We are in this together
Are masks mandatory?

Masks are not mandatory in the park. We encourage you to wear your cloth mask when you are closer than two metres (six feet) to other people.

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