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 visit Point Pelee National Park

We miss our visitors! The staff at Point Pelee National Park are working hard to prepare the park for visitors, to implement measures in limiting the spread of COVID-19, and to support essential road construction activities.

The construction and paving of the main road is underway. During that phase of the road renewal project, as a way to prevent public safety concerns, Point Pelee National Park will remain closed to all visitor access until June 12, inclusively. Starting June 13, 2020, Point Pelee National Park will open on weekends only, offering limited visitor access and basic services on Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to sunset.

We will communicate any changes on what is open or available and what is closed or suspended on this webpage and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

What’s open (updated May 27, 2020)
  • The park remains closed at this time
What’s closed (updated May 27, 2020)
  • All visitor access remains suspended (access will begin on weekends starting June 13th, 2020)
  • Reservation services – all reservations for oTENtiks and day use rentals, prior to June 21, 2020 will be cancelled and a full refund will be provided
  • The sale of annual Point Pelee passes is suspended. Park passes will be extended for a time equal to the duration of the suspended activities, when regular visitors services resume
  • All group events and interpretive activities remain suspended
Your safety when visiting
  • The park remains closed at this time due to essential road renewal activities

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: