COVID-19 Updates

July 30, 2020

COVID -19 Service Changes and Restrictions

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place to protect staff and visitors at provincial parks. We continue to look at how we can adapt and provide safe camping experiences to visitors. Please stay informed and review restrictions before visiting a park. 

Mandatory non-medical masks at Provincial Parks:

Effective July 31, non-medical masks are required inside public indoor spaces at provincial parks including park offices, change houses and washroom facilities.

  • Park offices: wearing a non-medical mask is required to enter a park office.
  • Masks are not required for campers being served at the drive-up window at park offices.
  • Comfort Stations, toilets and change houses in all camping and day use parks: non-medical masks are required while inside comfort stations, toilets and change houses; except masks can be removed during personal care when a mask can't be worn.

Visitor Restrictions:

  • Due to public health measures, provincial campgrounds are only open to residents of the four Atlantic Provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. 
  • Only campers with reservations will be allowed to enter campgrounds. 
  • Drive-up or walk-in campers will not be permitted to enter campgrounds or stay overnight.
  • Campsite permits can be issued for up to 6 people. No more than 6 people shall occupy a campsite unless they are members of a family unit. 
  • No visitors will be permitted in campgrounds. Registered campers only.
  • No group camping

Facilities available with restrictions:

  • Provincial campgrounds will operate with a reduced number of campsites available to ensure physical distancing requirements are met (30 feet between firepits on each campsite).
  • Washrooms facilities/ comfort stations (flush toilets and showers) will operate at reduced capacity, allowing one family unit at a time and limited hours of operation to allow for enhanced cleaning:
    • Comfort Station will be closed for deep cleaning twice daily and open overnight
  • Vault toilets will be available at each park 
  • Park offices will provide service to campers at their drive-up window or allow one visitor inside at a time.
  • Before entering any park facilities, please adhere to the direction provided on signage or from staff
  • Wood and ice will be available for sale
  • Dump stations will be open to registered campers only. Non-campers cannot use dump stations
  • Beaches, trails and picnic areas will be open. Visitors must practice physical distancing
  • Playgrounds have re-opened 

Closures:

  • Details on campsite closures are listed on each camping park page 
  • No yurts (Whycocomagh) or cabins (Cape Chignecto) for entire season
  • No double sites 
  • No group camping
  • No overflow sites will be available.
  • Group shelters are closed