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450 000 km² of memories

Summer 2020

COVID-19 update

Graphic with text: Camping 2020; Find out where to stay overnight

Select Parks Canada places have begun to offer some camping services and new online reservations are gradually being accepted. Keep in mind that availability may be limited. Roofed accommodations such as yurts and oTENTiks will only become available at select locations later in the season.

Given current limitations on travel, reservations from international visitors will be cancelled and automatically refunded in full up to and including August 7, 2020. Visitors traveling outside of their home province to camp at a Parks Canada destination must follow all applicable provincial or territorial travel restrictions. It is not possible to self-isolate at a Parks Canada campground.

Visit our website regularly to know what campgrounds are open, what you can expect and how to prepare. Your camping experience will be different than in past seasons but rest assured, great trips can be had while adapting to the current situation.

Be a #ParksSmart visitor

Video: #ParksSmart

Our priority is to keep you, our visitors, and our employees healthy and safe. Be #ParksSmart so you can enjoy a safe visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes respecting physical distancing and hygiene measures.

Plan ahead to ensure a great trip. Download or print maps before your visit, bring your own water and food and buy a pass online before you go.

Go wild at home!

Cape May warbler

Explore the sounds of the St. Lawrence beluga, delve into the secret lives of bats from Cape Breton Highlands or enjoy the celestial landscape from our Dark-Sky Preserves. Go no further than your yard with five fun nature quests that will help you discover flora and fauna near and far. #ParksHomeAdventure

Camping 101

Video: Learn-to Camp

Whether you will be camping with us or in your own back yard, we want to help you make it the best experience ever! Visit our Learn-to Camp hub for packing checklists, camping games, recipes and more.

Watch our new series of ‘how-to’ videos to become a pro camper. Get genius packing tips for your cooler and find out how to set up your tent and light a campfire without pulling out your hair.

Only a stone’s throw away

Visitors admire the conifer forest from a woodland trail on Île du Havre at Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve.

Go ahead, pack a picnic and get outdoors! Explore these travel tips and ideas for the best day trips and hikes close to home!

Plan a visit for Canada Day and enjoy free admission and lockage at Parks Canada places! Find information on locations near you! #ParksMemories