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Issued: March 14, 2020 Updated: January 21, 2021

Algonquin Park COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE: The Government of Ontario has announced a provincial emergency and stay-at-home order starting January 14, 2021 until at least February 11, 2021. Watch this webpage for updates that will impact Algonquin Park.

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.

Ontario's Provincial Emergency, Stay-At-Home Order, and Provincewide Shutdown

The Government of Ontario has announced a provincewide shutdown from December 26, 2020 to January 23, 2021 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In addition, the Government of Ontario has announced a provincial emergency and stay-at-home order from January 14 until at least February 11, 2021. See a list of facilities below that are closed as a result.

Ontario Parks announced on January 20, 2021 that all camping and roofed accommodation will close on January 21 until at least February 11, 2021. See below for details.

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Algonquin Park Advisories - Current Alerts
See Algonquin Park Advisories for geographic locations of these closures and alerts.
  • Developed campgrounds are closed until at least February 11, 2021.
    • Mew Lake Campground is the only campground open in Algonquin Park during winter. See Winter in Algonquin Park for more details.
    • Yurts in the Mew Lake Campground are also closed until at least February 11, 2021.
    • Reservations for non-closure periods are still available online.

  • Backcountry camping is closed until at least February 11, 2021.
    • See Winter in Algonquin Park for special requirements for backcountry camping during winter.
    • Reservations for non-closure periods are still available online.
  • West Gate (limited services)
    • Office is closed for in-person services.
    • Self-serve fee station is open for the purchase of day use permits.
    • Bathrooms are open.
  • East Gate (limited services)
    • Office is closed for in-person services.
    • Self-serve fee station is open for the purchase of day use permits.
    • Bathrooms are open.

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  • West Gate (limited services)
    • Self-serve fee station is open for the purchase of day use permits.
    • Bathrooms are open.
    • Office is closed for in-person services.
  • East Gate (limited services)
    • Self-serve fee station is open for the purchase of day use permits.
    • Bathrooms are open.
    • Office is closed for in-person services.
  • Ice Skating Rink
    • The skating rink at Mew Lake Campground is open for day use visitors only.
    • The hot tent and campfire area are closed.
    • Comfort station is open.
    • The campground is closed for developed camping.
  • Cross-country Ski Trails
    • Ski trails are expected to be open in Algonquin Park for the winter of 2020/2021. See Skiing in Algonquin Park and the latest ski trail conditions for more information.
      • COVID-19 restrictions include:
        • Warm-up cabins on the ski trails are limited to 4 person capacity, except the Pinetree Cabin (Leaf Lake Ski Trail) that is restricted to 2 people. Masks are required in warm-up cabins. Check each cabin for more COVID-19 details.
        • Vault toilets are open along the trail and in parking areas - use at your own risk. Masks are required in indoor public spaces.

Special Events and Exhibits

Some events and exhibits have been canceled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions. 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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