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.

Important information about your visit to Fundy National Park

Starting June 1st, 2020, Fundy National Park is offering limited visitor access and basic services.

Visiting Fundy National Park will be different than it has been in the past. To avoid traffic cluttering and to respect the guidance of public health authorities around social distancing, visitors are encouraged to choose days and times when Fundy National Park is less frequented, and to plan ahead by checking the park’s website before they travel to find out.

What’s open (updated June 1st, 2020)

Activities

  • Day-use spaces
  • Headquarters Bowl, Soccer Fields and Bluff
  • Kinnie Brook
  • Bennett Lake
  • Alma Beach

Facilities

  • Service Buildings Restrooms only
  • Caribou Plain
  • Kinnie Brook
  • Chignecto Pavilion
  • Salt and Fir centre
  • Bennett Lake Change House
  • Washrooms behind the Headquarters Visitor Reception Centre
  • Chignecto South recreation area Trails, restrooms and pump track
  • Bennett Lake area
  • East and West Entry kiosks for information only

Roads

  • Route 114

Trails

  • Caribou Plain
  • Kinnie Brook
  • East Branch
  • Upper Salmon Upper Salmon River Loop in the Headquarters Area
  • Black Horse
  • Maple Grove
  • Pumptrack
  • Whitetail
  • Tippen Lot
  • Orion
  • Cygnus
  • Cassiopea
What’s closed (updated June 1st, 2020)

Activities

  • Events and Festivals
  • Day-use spaces
  • Golf Course
  • Playgrounds

Camping

  • Cannontown
  • Campsites, Washrooms, and the Playground
  • Chignecto
  • Campsites, oTENTik accommodations, Rustic Cabins, Washrooms, Shelters and Playgrounds
  • Headquarters
  • Campsites, oTENTik accommodations, Yurts, Washrooms, and Shelters
  • Point Wolfe
  • Campsites, oTENTik accommodations, Ôasis, Washrooms, Shelters and the Playground
  • Backcountry
  • Goose River, Marven Lake, Tracey Lake, and Chambers Lake

Roads

  • Point Wolfe Road
  • Herring Cove Road
  • Laverty Road
  • Hastings Road

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Visitor Reception Centres
  • Amphitheatre
  • Kitchen shelters

Trails

  • Shiphaven
  • Matthews Head
  • Coppermine
  • Dickson Falls
  • Herring Cove Beach
  • Dobson Link
  • Laverty Falls
  • Tracey Lake
  • Third Vault Falls
  • Coastal
  • Goose River
  • Bennett Brook
  • Black Hole
  • Marven Lake
  • Foster Brook
Your safety when visiting
  • Respect all rules as posted.
  • Keep in mind that your safety is your own responsibility. Search and rescue capacity will be limited and slower than usual.
  • Please help to keep Parks Canada team members and one another safe.
  • Respect social distancing, maintain 2 metres at all times.
  • Consult trail map and signage before use.
  • Plan ahead of your visit to make most of your autonomous experience.
  • Refer to Fundy National Park’s website for updates.

For more information on what is open in the Village of Alma, please visit their website or Facebook page.

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with provincial counterparts, local municipalities and communities to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.

For the most up to date information, visit: