2021 reservations will launch in April

Reservations for trips between May 2021 and March 2022 will open in April, instead of January. This will give you more time to consider the latest COVID-19 measures. It may also help reduce the need for cancellations.

Plan ahead using our camping during COVID-19 page to check what services will be available.

Your upcoming visit will be different than in past years. To make the most of your Parks Canada experience, plan ahead using our website, sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media.

While some Parks Canada places remain open, others are fully or partially closed in the fall and winter seasons. Access to visitor facilities and services may be limited.

Please check the websites of specific locations before you visit.

Parks Canada continues to monitor and adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada Coronavirus page and the Twitter page of Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam.

Specific Parks Canada locations

The specific Parks Canada locations listed below have special instructions.

Western Canada

Canadian Prairies

Ontario and Quebec

Ontario
Quebec

Atlantic Canada

Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

Northern Canada

Your health and safety when visiting

Non medical masks and face coverings

If a Parks Canada place is within a jurisdiction where wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory, visitors will be asked to follow this requirement.

We strongly encourage you to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at any Parks Canada place. You may see signs reminding you that this is what we recommend. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the public.

Additional health and safety measures

Your health and safety, and that of Parks Canada team members, is of the utmost importance to us. We are following the advice of public health experts and implementing measures for cleaning, hygiene, and physical distancing at all places open for visitation. Only those places where measures can be implemented to minimize healthy and safety risks will be open to the public.

Follow public health authority guidance and advice for your area, including travel advisories. Stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you’ve been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has been diagnosed with the virus.

Remember to clean your hands with soap and water frequently, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve, and respect physical distancing.

You’re welcome to enjoy parks and sites responsibly with these tips for how to visit during COVID-19.

Camping, reservations, passes and fees

Reservations for the 2021 season will open in April, instead of January. This will give you more time to consider the latest COVID-19 measures. It may also help reduce the need for cancellations.

A limited number of national parks offer camping in winter and early spring. You can currently make reservations at these sites for dates up to the end of March 2021. Reservations for April 2021 at these sites will begin December 16, 2020.

To reserve a visit between May 2021 and March 2022, please check the launch dates and times on the reservation service page.

It is not possible to self-isolate at Parks Canada campgrounds. Visitors who plan to travel to camp at or visit a Parks Canada destination must follow the applicable provincial, territorial or national travel restrictions including any requirements for self-isolation.

The camping experience at Parks Canada will be different than in previous years. We have put together a page about camping during COVID-19 to help you plan ahead.

Fees, passes and permits

Visitor services were suspended from March to June 2020. We have extended Discovery Passes that were valid during that time. This means a Discovery Pass that would have expired at the end of January 2021, now expires at the end of May 2021, 4 months later.

Find the date on your Discovery Pass in this table to see when it actually expires.

You are encouraged to purchase a Discovery Pass online before your visit as admission fees may be collected at the Parks Canada place you plan to visit.

Measures are in place to collect fees while protecting health and safety. Please plan accordingly and check the pages of Parks Canada places near you for more information.

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