Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

As of June 1, Bruce Peninsula National Park began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check our website regularly for the current status of this location and others.

Important information about your visit to Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park

Beginning June 1st, 2020 Parks Canada began opening limited day-use areas in Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park at a reduced capacity. To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, Parks Canada is taking a phased approach to restoring access to the park. We ask visitors to continue following the advice of public health experts, which includes the practice of physical distancing. 

Bruce Peninsula National Park is experiencing high visitation in 2020. Once parking lots are full, usually by mid-morning each day, there is no access to shoreline, hiking trails or picnic areas in the park. To avoid disappointment, plan in advance and consider visiting this fall.

  • The Parks Canada Visitor Centre and Grotto are operating at reduced capacity.
  • Tour boats to Flowerpot Island operate at limited capacity. Please contact tour boat operators to reserve your space.

Please see more detailed information provided below.

What’s open and opening soon (updated July 15, 2020)
Parks Canada Visitor Centre area
  • The Visitor Centre will be open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with a maximum of 12 visitors inside at any one time
  • The Gallery, Theatre and Viewing Tower will remain closed.
  • Day use trails
    • A 3-km section of the Burnt Point Loop trail runs to the shoreline observation deck, then returns inland. The balance of the trail remains closed due to high water levels.
  • Washrooms will be open with enhanced cleaning
  • Parking lot
Grotto and Head of Trails day use area
  • The Grotto opened June 29, 2020 at 50% capacity and parking available by reservation. 
    • Reservations are required for parking.
    • Reservations for parking at the Grotto for the remainder of the 2020 season are now available for booking. 
    • Visitors will not be permitted to climb into the Grotto cave since physical distancing is not possible. The view of the cave can still be enjoyed from above. 
    • Watch for and obey all warning and closure signs
  • Grotto and Indian Head Cove
  • Trails
  • Washrooms
  • Parking lot
Cyprus Lake Campground
  • Campground Office
  • Campsites - reopening July 15 at 50% capacity. Clients with existing reservations will be notified of cancellations and will receive a full refund.
    • New reservations will open at Bruce Peninsula National Park starting at 8:00 am EDT on July 10th, 2020. Not all services or facilities are open, so please see details below before you reserve.
    • Please note: Reservations for Cyprus Lake Campground are almost completely full. Parks Canada has had to reduce capacity to 50% in the campground to support social distancing and hygiene measures. There are now extremely limited reservation opportunities. Please consider joining us in the late fall or next season.
  • Yurts and group camping are closed for the 2020 season.  Clients with existing reservations will be notified of cancellations and will receive a full refund. 
  • Washrooms will open at the same time as other Cyprus Lake Campground facilities
Singing Sands
  • Open for day use including the beach area, 500-metre boardwalk and 1.5 kms of trails. The shoreline section of the Wild Garden Trail remains closed due to high water levels. 
  • Parking lot
  • Washrooms will be open with enhanced cleaning
  • Concession booth is open
Little Cove
  • Day use only
  • Parking lot
  • Limited washroom facilities

The Bruce Trail from Little Cove to Crane Lake is open.

Halfway Log Dump is open.

As of June 29, backcountry camping (High Dump and Stormhaven) will be open by prepaid reservation and phone check-in.

  • New reservations for backcountry camping will open at 8:00 am EDT on July 10th, 2020.

Flowerpot Island

  • Tour boats to Flowerpot Island will operate at limited capacity as of July 1st. Please contact tour boat operators to reserve your space.
What’s closed (updated July 15th, 2020)

Cyprus Lake Campground Yurts will remain closed

Camping During COVID-19
  • Please follow the advice of local public health experts and wear a mask indoors and in public spaces where physical distancing may be difficult to maintain. 
  • Backcountry camping at High Dump and Stormhaven opens Monday, June 29, by prepaid reservation only with phone check-in.
  • Cyprus Lake drive in camping opens Wednesday, July 15, at 50% capacity. Cancelled reservations will be refunded in full.
  • Yurts and group camping are closed for the 2020 season.  Clients with existing reservations will be notified of cancellations and will receive a full refund.
  • Campground washrooms will be open with enhanced cleaning. 
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.
  • Please follow the advice of local public health experts and wear a mask indoors and in public spaces where physical distancing may be difficult to maintain. 
  • 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.
  • Review the parks rules and regulations

Stay informed

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

To support Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, please respect all travel advisories. 

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