COVID -19 Update | Closure of National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries| Effective March 25, 2020

Environment and Climate Change Canada is temporarily closing National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries until further notice.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians, visitors and employees. In order to support Government-wide efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily closing our National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries until further notice.

This action is intended to reduce visits and respects the advice of public health experts to Canadians to stay home and avoid public gatherings.

Visitor facilities, washrooms, parking facilities and associated services in the National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries, listed below, are closed until further notice. Trail maintenance is also suspended.

Anyone considering a visit to a National Wildlife Area or Migratory Bird Sanctuary should cancel their plans. Please note that Migratory Bird Sanctuaries in urban areas are administered locally.

For more information consult our frequently asked questions.

National Wildlife Areas table
Province National wildlife area Status
British Columbia Alaksen National Wildlife Area
(and George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary)
Closed
British Columbia Vaseux-Bighorn National Wildlife Area
(and Vaseux Lake Migratory Bird Sanctuary)
Closed
Saskatchewan Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area
(and Last Mountain Lake Migratory Bird Sanctuary)
Closed
Quebec Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area Closed
Quebec Lac Saint Francois National Wildlife Area Closed
Quebec Baie de l’Ise Verte National Wildlife Area Closed
Quebec Pointe de l'Est National Wildlife Area Closed
Quebec Pointe au Pere National Wildlife Area Closed
Quebec Îles de l'Estuaire National Wildlife Area Closed
New Brunswick Shepody National Wildlife Area Closed
New Brunswick Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area Closed
New Brunswick Tintamarre National Wildlife Area Closed
Nova Scotia Chignecto National Wildlife Area
(and Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary)
Closed
Nova Scotia Wallace Bay National Wildlife Area Closed
Ontario Wye Marsh National Wildlife Area Closed
Ontario Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area Closed
Ontario Big Creek National Wildlife Area Closed
Ontario Mississippi Lake National Wildlife Area Closed
Ontario St. Clair National Wildlife Area Closed
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