**** Parks Canada Release
Parks Canada administered places in Nova Scotia delay season opening to align with provincial measures
The health and safety of visitors and employees are of utmost importance to Parks Canada and the Agency is following the advice, guidance, and requirements of public health authorities and experts in its operations and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
To align with measures introduced by the Province of Nova Scotia to limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada administered places in Nova Scotia will delay the launch of most visitor services including camping until at least June 1, 2021. This includes Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Fort Anne National Historic Site, Port-Royal National Historic Site, Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, and Kejimkujik National Park Seaside.
The following services and facilities will remain closed to visitors until at least June 1, 2021:
- Access to visitor reception centres and buildings;
- All campgrounds including front and back country;
- Roofed accommodations, including oTENTiks, Ôasis, rustic cabins and yurts;
- All interpretation programs, experiences and guided tours.
Access and services will be focused on limited day use of trails and other outdoor settings. Green spaces and some washrooms will remain open.
If local visitors choose to travel within their municipality, Parks Canada is asking them to be cautious and conservative in their choice of activities and to stay within the bounds of personal knowledge and skill level. Visitors should respect the guidance of public health experts and authorities and make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
All Parks Canada reservations impacted by this delayed opening will be automatically cancelled and refunded in full. Visitors do not have to do anything to cancel their reservation.
The Parks Canada website provides detailed information on what locations are open, what visitors can expect, how to prepare for a visit and what services may be available. Visitors should check pc.gc.ca before they travel.