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.

The latest information about Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks

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Starting June 1, 2020, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks will offer limited visitor access and basic services. Until June 1, these facilities remain closed and we ask that visitors respect these closures in order to allow park staff to do the necessary work to prepare for opening.

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.

Camping, group activities, and events in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks are suspended until at least June 22, 2020.

What's open starting June 1, 2020

Mount Revelstoke National Park

Trails

  • Soren Sorensen Trail (2 km and 5 km loops)
  • Inspiration Woods
  • Mount Revelstoke
  • Nels Nelsen Ski Jump trail (Nels' Knickers exhibit will be closed)
  • Summit Trail (snowbound at higher elevation)
  • 23 Connector Trail (Trail closed from June 1 - 4 for repairs)
  • Mid to high elevation trails to open as snow levels recede and condition assessed

Day use areas

  • West Welcome

Meadows in the Sky Parkway

  • To Monashee Viewpoint. Higher as snowmelt allows.
  • Gate: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm uphill, closed downhill at 6:30 pm
  • Welcome Kiosk

Glacier National Park

Trails

  • Bear Creek Falls
  • Beaver Valley
  • Mid to high elevation trails to open as snow levels recede and condition assessed

Day use areas

  • Rogers Pass Summit Picnic Area
  • Hemlock Grove Picnic Area (boardwalk closed)
What's closed

Mount Revelstoke National Park

  • Snowforest Campground
  • Beaver Lodge Kids' Bike Park
  • Parks Canada Administration office, Revelstoke

Glacier National Park

  • All campgrounds
  • Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
  • Hemlock Grove Boardwalk (day use area open)
  • Beaver Valley Picnic Area
Your safety when visiting
  • Parks Canada is asking Canadians to stay home and support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and others.
  • 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.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories.

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