Camping during COVID-19
Camping at some Parks Canada places will gradually begin, starting June 22, 2020. Only camping services where health and safety risks can be managed will be opened. This means your visit will be different this year than in past years.
Parks Canada continues to follow the advice of public health experts to limit the spread of COVID-19, while offering Canadians access to the health and wellness benefits that come from being in natural spaces. Because advice may vary by province or territory, please follow the current guidance in your area.
Be prepared, plan ahead
Local services in communities may be limited, and many services remain closed across the country, as provinces/territories implement measured reopening plans. Be prepared to be self-sufficient, pack extra hygiene supplies such as hand sanitizer, wipes and a table cloth, and bring water and food.
Access and services will vary. For your safety, at all times, please respect closures. Events, group and interpretation activities remain suspended, until further notice.
Where to camp at Parks Canada locations
Please visit the site-specific page of these Parks Canada places to find out what camping services are available. Camping will open at some national parks and national historic sites, where facilities can be maintained to the necessary hygiene standards. Accommodations with roofs, such as oTENTiks, rustic cabins and yurts will only be available at certain locations later in the season.
Ontario and Quebec
Prince Edward Island
Existing reservations and cancellations
Many Parks Canada places have re-opened and are ready to welcome campers safely. Where possible, camping reservations made for June 22, 2020 onward will be honoured. Some places may cancel a portion of all reservations to reduce capacity. In cases where cancellations are necessary, they will be communicated and completed with as much notice as possible.
Visitors will have access to some trails, day use areas, green spaces, and some recreational boating.
All existing reservations set to take place prior to June 21, 2020 have been automatically cancelled and refunded in full. Assessments and preparations may take more time at some locations, while others may remain closed.
If you made a reservation prior to Parks Canada’s suspension of services in March, you will receive a full refund, including all associated fees, should you wish to cancel.
Camping will begin with existing reservations. A reservation is required to camp at a Parks Canada place. We will gradually start accepting new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks.
Any new reservations made once the Parks Canada reservation service relaunches in the coming weeks are subject to the standard change and cancellation fees.
Travellers within Canada
Many provinces and territories are limiting access to inbound visitors and some also require mandatory self-isolation upon arrival. Please make sure you are aware of any travel restrictions or requirements and plan well in advance. Canadians who plan to travel outside of their home province to camp at or visit a Parks Canada destination must follow all applicable local and provincial or territorial travel restrictions, including requirements for self-isolation.
It is not possible to self-isolate at Parks Canada campgrounds. You must comply with and complete any provincial or territorial requirements for self-isolation before arriving to camp at a Parks Canada place.
U.S. and international travellers
Given limitations on international travel, existing reservations from international visitors including travellers from the United States, up to and including October 5, 2020, will be cancelled and automatically refunded in full.
Parks Canada will monitor international travel restrictions and may adjust this date in the future. Learn more about international travel restrictions on Canada.ca.
If you have a reservation and reside outside of Canada, your refund will be automatic and you do not have to do anything to cancel your reservation.
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