Camping during COVID-19
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.
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.
Parks and sites are working collaboratively with Indigenous partners and communities to respect their concerns about COVID-19, and to ensure that we can safely provide services, including camping. This may impact the dates that reservations open.
Only camping services where health and safety risks can be managed will be opened. 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.
Ontario and Quebec
Prince Edward Island
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.
Regular change and cancellation fees apply to new reservations.
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.
Reservation launch dates for national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas will be staggered throughout April. At that time, you will be able to make reservations for trips between May 2021 and March 2022. Details and exact dates for each location can be found on the following reservation service page:
Travellers to and within Canada
Make sure you are aware of any travel restrictions or requirements and plan well in advance before making a reservation.
Many provinces and territories are limiting access to inbound visitors and some also require mandatory self-isolation upon arrival. Those who plan to travel outside of their local area to camp at or visit a Parks Canada destination must follow all applicable 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.
International travellers, and those from the U.S., must also follow all applicable travel restrictions. Please consult with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and visit Canada.ca for more information on current travel restrictions.