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 Torngat Mountains National Park 

Due to concerns about the global pandemic, the Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station (adjacent to the southern boundary of the park) will not open to visitors in 2020, but the operator is welcoming guests for 2021. Check www.thetorngats.ca for regular updates. For more information, please email thetorngats@airborealis.ca or call 1-709-635-4336.

To respect the decisions of Nunatsiavut and Nunavik governments on non-essential travel, and to minimize risks to park staff, Inuit bear guards and rescue operations, Parks Canada strongly recommends against independent travel to the park in 2020. Please call us at 709-922-1290 or email pc.infopntorngats-torngatsnpinfo.pc@canada.ca for more information.

What’s open (updated: May 26, 2020)
  • Indigenous traditional activities in Parks Canada locations will continue; but all users are asked to follow the advice of public health experts on social distancing.
What’s closed (updated: May 26, 2020)
  • Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station
Your safety when visiting
  • Parks Canada strongly recommends against independent travel to the park in 2020. This is to respect the decisions of Nunatsiavut and Nunavik governments on non-essential travel, and to minimize risks to park staff, Inuit bear guards and rescue operations.
  • All potential visitors should get in touch with park staff, and as always visitors are required to register with the park. Please call park staff at 709-922-1290 or email pc.infopntorngats-torngatsnpinfo.pc@canada.ca for more information.

 

Stay Informed

Please visit pc.gc.ca and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information and updates on the status of all Parks Canada places