Campground Openings & Closures in Canada by Province due to COVID-19
Late Updated: 6/22/2020 at 12:00PM EST
Some parks and campgrounds in Canada closed or changed their procedures for camping due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As summer begins, some are reopening. Campground policies are changing quickly, please call ahead before traveling to your destination.
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For a list of closures in the U.S. please see our State by State Campground Closures List.
Canada National Parks Closures
- 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 Environment and Parks expects to reopen many campgrounds on June 1st, with a target of having them all reopened by July 1st. Due to current travel recommendations, campsites are only open to Alberta residents.
- Privately owned and municipally owned campgrounds offering seasonal or long term camping of four weeks or longer are permitted to open.
Newfoundland and Labrador
- Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Parks are closed to camping. Campgrounds are expected to open in level 3 of reopening.
- Nova Scotia Provincial Park campgrounds are only open to Nova Scotians. Only campers with reservations will be allowed to enter campgrounds.
- Provincial Parks campers already enrolled in this year’s Ontario Parks Seasonal Campsite Program will have access to their sites at the majority of participating parks on June 15th. Gradual opening campgrounds will begin to non-season program campers on June 22nd.
- Private parks and campgrounds for trailers and RVs whose owners have a full season contract are permitted to open.
Prince Edward Island
- P.E. Provincial campgrounds will open on June 26. At this time, campgrounds will only be open for seasonal campers who reserved their site prior to March 31, 2020.
While some organized campgrounds are temporarily closed, you might want to try boondocking, our favorite kind of social distancing.