National and Provincial Parks

Information about national parks:

  • As of June 1, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Openings will differ across the country. 
  • Update for June 1, 2020
    • – Being outdoors and in nature brings a number of health and wellness benefits. It is important that people have access to natural spaces where they can go to get exercise and fresh air in settings that facilitate physical distancing.
    • – Starting June 1, you may be able to access certain Parks Canada locations near you.
    • – This means:
      • – Access to some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations will be permitted.
      • – Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.
      • – Camping is not permitted until at least June 21, while we assess necessary health and safety measures. This includes oTENTiks, yurts and backcountry camping. All existing reservations set to take place prior to June 21 will be automatically cancelled and refunded in full.
      • – Highways and roadways, which pass through Parks Canada places, remain open.
      • – Many trails across the Parks Canada Network are closed for public safety, for the protection of ecological or cultural resources, because of human-wildlife interaction concerns, or limited search and rescue capacity. Please respect these temporary closures.
  • Openings will differ across the country. Information will be updated regularly here:
  • Starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country. Initially, camping will be available only to visitors with existing reservations. Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks.
  • Visitors are encouraged to visit the Parks Canada website dedicated to camping during COVID-19, plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit.

Alberta Provincial parks