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Issued: March 14, 2020 Updated: April 14, 2021

Algonquin Park COVID-19 Updates

New COVID-19 UPDATE: Effective April 8, 2021, the Government of Ontario has declared a Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order effective for at least 4 weeks. Nearly all facilities in Algonquin Park will be closed during this period, see below for details.

Government of Ontario Announcements

Current Algonquin Park COVID-19 Framework Category*

Algonquin Park COVID-19 Framework Category

* The vast majority of Algonquin Park, including the Highway 60 Corridor, is located in the Renfrew County and District Health Unit which is referenced above. Geographic exceptions within Algonquin Park do apply, see the Government of Ontario website for more details.

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What is Open and Closed in Algonquin Park

Below is a list of what is open and closed in Algonquin Park related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Details are based upon announcements by the Premier of Ontario, Ontario Parks, and Algonquin Park. Watch this webpage for new information, frequent updates, and clarifications as they are announced. See Algonquin Park Advisories for additional closures and alerts.

Open Open

  • West Gate
    • Self-serve fee station is open for the purchase of day use permits. See Events Calendar for hours of operation. Bathrooms are open.
  • East Gate
    • Self-serve fee station is open for the purchase of day use permits. See Events Calendar for hours of operation. Bathrooms are open.

Closed Closed

Algonquin Park Advisories - Current Alerts
See Algonquin Park Advisories for geographic locations of these closures and alerts.
  • Drive To Camping
    • All developed camping is closed for the Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order.
  • Backcountry Camping
    • All backcountry camping is closed.
    • Reservations are closed from March 31 until May 14, 2021. Ontario Parks has closed all backcountry camping from April 1 until May 14, 2021. No online reservations are possible during this time, since backcountry camping (both backpacking and canoe camping opportunities) are closed for the spring thaw. First-come, first-served reservations are not possible, since Ontario Parks has moved to 100% reservable campsites.
  • Only four Ranger Cabins are open for reservations in 2021 (Rain Lake, Kiosk, Brent, Deputy Brent). All other ranger cabins are closed to reservations by Ontario Parks.

Special Events and Exhibits

Some events and exhibits have been canceled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions, while others are planned with modifications. See Special Events and Exhibits for details.

More About COVID-19

Staff of The Friends of Algonquin Park are employing best practices for health and safety in the workplace relating to this disease. We will continue to monitor this evolving situation, and will update this webpage as required.

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