The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places, green spaces, day use areas and trails that are closed.

Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Parks Canada and COVID-19 (updated June 1, 2020)

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.

This means:

  • As of June 1, you may be able to access certain Parks Canada places near you.
  • 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 will remain open.

We will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, avalanche control, among others.

You are encouraged to purchase a Discovery Pass online before your visit as admission fees may be collected at the Parks Canada place you plan to visit.

Important information about your visit to the Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site is closed to help protect the health and safety of visitors and employees.

Visiting Banff Park Museum National Historic Site will be different than it has been in the past. Visitors are asked to plan ahead by checking this website before they travel to find out:

What is open
What they can expect
How to prepare for their visit


What’s closed (updated June 12, 2020)

Due to COVID-19 safety considerations, the following services and facilities are NOT available at this time:

  • Entry into the Banff Park Museum National Historic Site.
Your safety when visiting

The health and safety of visitors and employees is of utmost importance to the Government of Canada. Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitors should follow the advice of public health experts, including necessary hygiene practices and physical distancing of two metres from others. 

Stay informed