The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. 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, green spaces, day use areas and trails that are closed.

Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Update for June 1, 2020 - Gradual reopening of Parks Canada places

As of June 1, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Openings will differ across the country.

This means:

  • As of June 1, you may be able to access certain Parks Canada places near you.
  • Access to some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations will be permitted.
  • Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

We will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, avalanche control, among others.

You are encouraged to purchase a Discovery Pass online before your visit as admission fees may be collected at the Parks Canada place you plan to visit.

Update for June 17, 2020 - Camping resumption

Starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country. Initially, camping will be available only to visitors with existing reservations. Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks.

Important information about your visit to Terra Nova

To lower the risks associated with COVID-19, visitors to Terra Nova National Park are asked to be cautious and conservative in their use of the park, to observe travel restrictions, adhere to park closures and to respect the guidance of public health authorities.

What’s open as of June 29, 2020.

Front Country Camping

  • Newman Sound Campground - trailer, RV and tent camping
    This includes washrooms, showers, playgrounds, grocery store, laundromat and kitchen shelters.

Back Country Camping

  • Southwest Arm - including kitchen shelter and pit privy. Reservations only; no walk-ins.


  • Louil Hill Trail - including access to viewing area
  • Mill Cove Lookout Trail
    - If there are multiple vehicles at this trailhead, please consider returning when it is less crowded.
  • Campground Trail - one-way beginning at Big Brook and ending near site 17
  • Ochre Hill Trail
  • Sandy Pond Trail - one-way, counter clockwise direction, starting at the trail head on the cul-de-sac in the second parking lot
  • Salmon River Trail

Day Use Areas

  • East entrance
  • Sandy Pond - including the beach, toilet facilities, kitchen shelter and change rooms. The concessions building is closed.
  • Newman Sound - including toilet facilities, kitchen shelters, play areas, and basketball net.
  • Headquarter's Wharf
  • West entrance

Look-off Areas

  • Blue Hill
  • Ochre Hill
  • KM 14

Boat Launch

  • Eastport Causeway

Recreational Angling

  • Trout fishing (ponds)
  • Salmon fishing on Northwest River - to open July 11, 2020


  • Water fill-up and dumping station
  • Outdoor recreational area - campers must bring and use their own equipment
What’s closed as of June 29, 2020.

Front Country Camping

  • Malady Head Campground

Back Country Camping

  • Buckley's Cove
  • Minchin's Cove
  • South Broad Cove
  • Beachy Pond
  • Dunphy's Pond
  • Dunphy's Island


  • Malady Head Trail
  • Southwest Arm Trail - both the Southwest Arm and Southwest Brook entrances
  • Goowiddy Path
  • Coastal Trail
  • Heritage Trail
  • Outport Trail
  • Dunphy's Pond Trail

Day Use Areas

  • Cobbler's Brook
  • Salton's Brook
  • Southwest Brook

Group Tenting

  • Malady Head Group Tenting


  • Salton's Brook - Visitor Centre
  • Minchin's Cove
  • South Broad Cove
  • Park Harbour

Boat Launch

  • Salton's Brook - Visitor Centre


  • Outdoor Theatre
  • Campfire Circle
  • Children's Activity Centre
  • Visitor Centre
Camping during Covid-19

As of June 29, 2020 Newman Sound Campground will open for trailer and RV as well as tent camping. Please visit the front country camping page for more information.

New reservations will open for Newman Sound Campground starting at 8:30 am NDT on June 28, 2020. Reservations are recommended so please visit the Parks Canada Reservation Service to reserve a campsite.

Malady Head Campground will remain closed until further notice.

All diversified accommodations (oTENTiks and Ôasis Units) will remain closed until further notice.

As of June 29, 2020 Southwest Arm will open for back country camping. All other back country campsites will remain closed until further notice. Please visit the back country camping page for more information.

In order to stay safe while camping in Terra Nova National Park:

  • Occupants of a campsite must be from the same extended bubble.
  • To ensure appropriate physical distancing, campers must stay at least 6 feet away from each other, unless they are part of the same bubble.
  • At all times, follow personal public health practices consistently such as frequently cleaning your hands with soap and water, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve, and respecting physical distancing.
  • Avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces as much as possible. Carry your own supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and a cover for picnic tables.
Entrance fees (updated June 17, 2020)

Daily and annual admission passes are now available for purchase at automatic ticket dispensers located at the east and west entrances of the Park. They can also be purchased at a variety of local convenience stores including A & K Conevenience in Charlottetown, Corner Stop in Port Blandford, Crosstown Kwikway in Glovertown and B & H First Stop in Sandringham.

Annual passes are also available by calling the park at 709-533-3159 Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our early bird pricing will be available until June 30, 2020.

Parks Canada Discovery Passes are now available online at the passes and permits page.

Parks Canada is working to ensure that measures are in place to safely collect fees and protect the health of employees and visitors. For more information about entrance fees please visit Terra Nova National Park's fees page.

Your safety when visiting
  • Maintain social distance of two metres from others even when outdoors
  • Wash your hands often, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol, and avoid sharing supplies with others.
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with surfaces that are often touched, such as doorknobs and handrails.
  • Some areas and facilities remain closed to the public. Please respect all on site signage and barriers, as well as directional signage for trail use.

Stay informed