Information for Park Visitors


Updated May 9, 2021

Critical

Provincial Response Level: CRITICAL
All provincial park visitors must adhere to current public health orders.



  • Practice physical distancing in provincial parks. Keep two metres away from anyone not in your household.
  • Gathering sizes are restricted to 5 people in outdoor spaces.
  • Face masks must be worn while inside all buildings including washrooms, offices, visitor centres and shelters.
  • Wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer regularly.
  • Stay home when sick.  Do not visit parks if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you or someone in your household are required to self-isolate.

Please bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Practice Leave No Trace. Pack out everything you packed in including trash and waste, and keep pets on a short leash.

Only visit local health centres if it is an emergency.

Beaches, Playgrounds & Picnic Areas: Follow physical distancing requirements and do not share towels, blankets, toys, food or other items with people outside your household.  Keep children within arms reach.  Playground equipment is not cleaned or sanitized – wash/sanitize hands before and after use.  Additional beach information is available here.

Camping: Campsites are considered a temporary place of accommodation, and are restricted to members from one household per campsite. Campsite check-in procedure will vary. Check-in at the campground office unless signage directs otherwise.

Group Use Sites: Availability will be dependent upon the current gathering size restrictions.  If group sites are closed, reservation holders will receive an email from the Parks Reservation Service indicating their reservations have been cancelled with a full refund.

Park Offices and Visitor Centres may be limited to only one visitor or family at a time and face masks must be worn.  Please observe signage and queue two metres away from others outside if required.  Visitors may be required to provide name and contact information in order for public health officials to alert you in the event you have been exposed to COVID-19 while visiting the facility.  Visitors are encouraged to purchase and print park vehicle permits prior to visiting the park online at manitobaelicensing.ca.

Trails: Avoid busy trails. If a parking lot is full, avoid parking along roadways as this is dangerous and congests traffic. Please park in designated areas, or use a different trail system.  Keep two metres away from other trail users.  Trail shelters and backcountry cabins are closed.  Non-modern washrooms along trails are not maintained regularly – bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.  Additional trail information is available here.

Out-of-province visitors from all jurisdictions must self-isolate for 14 days or for the duration of your stay if it is less than 14 days upon entering Manitoba. Persons entering Manitoba who are required to self-isolate cannot do so at a campsite, unless they are residents of Manitoba and their recreational vehicle or camper trailer is their permanent residence in Manitoba and will be at one campsite location for the duration of their stay in the province, and they can self-isolate without leaving their RV or camper trailer and without interacting with other persons.  For more information, visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prs/orders/index.html

Additional restrictions or changes may be implemented at any time. See below for region specific information.

For more information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit manitoba.ca/covid19

Eastern Region

No additional park restrictions at this time

For current public health orders and up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.

Central Region

No additional park restrictions at this time

For current public health orders and up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.

Northern Region

Travel to and from northern Manitoba is restricted and non-essential travel is discouraged.

People can travel to and from a provincial park, cottage, cabin, campground or hunting/fishing lodge in Northern Manitoba if they have no symptoms of COVID-19. They must limit the use of local services while travelling to and staying at their final destination. They must travel there as directly as possible based on the means of transportation used. This means that if they plan to drive there, they must drive directly there. However, for more remote locations, they may drive or fly to a northern city to be transported to their final destination. 

Additional information on northern travel restrictions are found here.

For current public health orders and up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.

Western Region

No additional park restrictions at this time

For current public health orders and up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.