COVID-19 and your visit to Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to COVID-19 and your visit to Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
The services in Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve are no longer offered for the season. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Some maritime transportation services are still provided even after the end of Parks Canada operations. Please contact boat operators recognized by Parks Canada to make a reservation.
It is forbidden to access the park with boat operators who do not hold a commercial exploitation licence issued by Parks Canada.
What’s open (updated September 11, 2020)
The services are:
- Hiking trails;
- Day-use areas, picnic areas and emergency shelters;
- Pit toilets;
- Docks on the following islands: Nue de Mingan, Quarry, Niapiskau and Petite île au Marteau;
- Camping facilities on the following islands: Nue de Mingan, Grande Île, Quarry, Niapiskau, Havre and the traditional camping sites;
- oTENTik tents on Quarry island;
- Reception kiosk located in Aguanish
Sunday to Saturday
8:30 am to 5 pm
June 29 to September 19, 2020
Marine transport services have also been modified. In order to ensure the availability of transportation to access the national park reserve’s islands, visitors are encouraged to reserve in advance with a Parks Canada-accredited company.
We invite visitors to watch for signs indicating a direction for traffic on some trails, the Parks Canada outdoor etiquette and to respect the physical distance of two metres. When using any infrastructure, we ask visitors to take the recommended hygiene measures and respect the physical distance of two metres to protect your health and safety.
What’s closed (updated September 11, 2020)
- Reception and Interpretation Centre located in Havre-Saint-Pierre.
- Reception and Interpretation Centre located in and Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan.
- Reception kiosk located in Baie-Johan-Beetz.
- The expositions
- Interpretive activities on île Fantôme and Petite île au Marteau.
- Discovery activities are cancelled for the season.
- The docks on the following islands: Perroquets, Grande île and Fantôme.
- The camping facilities of île à la Chasse
Your safety when visiting
- If you visit the islands, you will be responsible for your own safety. Locate the nearest emergency shelter and bring an effective means of communication. In the event of an incident or emergency, call 1 888 762 1422 (available 24/7).
- The health and safety of visitors and employees is of utmost importance to the Government of Canada. Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitors should follow the advice of public health experts, including necessary hygiene practices and physical distancing of two metres from others.
- Parks Canada is asking Canadians to be cautious in their use of these places, to observe any regional or provincial travel restrictions and to respect any closures that are in place. Anyone participating in recreational activities should be extra cautious to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on search and rescue teams and on the health care system.