Information about national and provincial parks

  • Parks Canada is calling on Canadians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home.
    • The Agency is temporarily suspending all motor vehicle access by visitors at all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, until further notice. All visitor services remain suspended and all visitor facilities remain closed.
    • This means that all parking lots, vehicle services, trails, washrooms, day use facilities, showers, visitor centres, and all camping facilities, including oTENTiks, yurts and backcountry camping, are closed until further notice.
    • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.
    • Parks Canada will limit its activities to basic critical operations. 
  • Starting June 1, some Parks Canada places will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Openings will differ across the country. Information will be updated regularly here:

  • Alberta Provincial parks 
  • Effective May 1, vehicle access to parking lots and staging areas in provincial parks and on public land is open. This means in addition to walking or biking in, you can also leave your vehicle in a designated parking space, but you’ll need to be prepared as your parks experience will be a little different due to COVID-19.
  • Contact Alberta Parks or Public Lands with any questions or comments related to Alberta Environment and Parks response to COVID-19.
  • For up-to-date and accurate information on the Government of Alberta’s response to COVID-19 please visit COVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertans.
  • Please check for fire ban information here: