Parks Canada will invest $3 billion over 5 years to support infrastructure improvements within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

When visiting or driving through Pukaskwa National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience. Parks Canada will share updates and information about this infrastructure project that will affect visitors. If planning a trip for 2018, visitors should contact the park for updates. You can contact us by phone at 807-229-0801 or by email at ont-pukaskwa@pc.gc.ca. Consult the following list of current infrastructure projects in Pukaskwa National Park to see if any road or facility work might impact your trip.


Spring impacts: Temporary closure until mid-May of north loop (Hattie Cove campground) and dump station

Parks Canada is conducting upgrades to the road as part of a multi-year rehabilitation project to improve infrastructure and enhance visitor experience at Pukaskwa National Park. In the interest of public safety, the park will remain closed as work continues in the vicinities of the park gate, north loop of the Hattie Cove Campground and the trailer dumping station. The park will open to the public as planned on May 18, 2018.

Visitor and worker safety is a top priority for Parks Canada. The north loop and trailer dumping station will be temporarily closed during this construction as the road will be impassable while work is underway. Visitors to Pukaskwa National Park are advised to exercise caution, respect all on-site signage and closures, and to follow instructions from on-site Parks Canada’s staff or contractors.


A significant amount of Parks Canada’s existing highway infrastructure assets require action now. The paving projects, rock and slope stabilisation, and rehabilitation of bridges planned as part of this historic investment will ensure safe and reliable roads and an improved visitor experience while protecting the ecological and cultural integrity of our national treasures.


*Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway at Pukaskwa National Park. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed.