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British Columbia

Where the Pacific is met by bustling city, towering forest and rugged mountain.

Where the Pacific is met by bustling city, towering forest and rugged mountain.

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Alberta

From Rocky Mountains to prairie land, all with a distinctly western feel.

From Rocky Mountains to prairie land, all with a distinctly western feel.

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Saskatchewan

World class fishing, canoeing, wildlife, and distinct urban landscapes all under the canvas of breathtaking skies.

World class fishing, canoeing, wildlife, and distinct urban landscapes all under the canvas of breathtaking skies.

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Manitoba

Take in the cultural icons of Winnipeg or meet polar bears and the wonders of the North.

Take in the cultural icons of Winnipeg or meet polar bears and the wonders of the North.

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Ontario

Exciting urban life in the south gives way to the charm of the Great Lakes and the North.

Exciting urban life in the south gives way to the charm of the Great Lakes and the North.

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Quebec

Become lost in the magic of Montreal and Quebec City, and discover the natural wonder of the St Lawrence and beyond.

Become lost in the magic of Montreal and Quebec City, and discover the natural wonder of the St Lawrence and beyond.

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New Brunswick

Witness the highest tides in the world, explore amazing scenic drives, ad be inspired by original beauty.

Witness the highest tides in the world, explore amazing scenic drives, ad be inspired by original beauty.

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Nova Scotia

Take in year-round surfing and sea kayaking, wineries and markets, and the world famous Cape Breton Island

Take in year-round surfing and sea kayaking, wineries and markets, and the world famous Cape Breton Island

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Prince Edward Island

Stunning sand beaches, green pastoral landscape and a unique island way of life.

Stunning sand beaches, green pastoral landscape and a unique island way of life.

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Newfoundland & Labrador

18,000 miles of rugged coastline, including Gros Morne National Park, will leave you speechless.

18,000 miles of rugged coastline, including Gros Morne National Park, will leave you speechless.

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Yukon

Iconic wilderness parks in the land of the midnight sun and a vibrant First Nations culture.

Iconic wilderness parks in the land of the midnight sun and a vibrant First Nations culture.

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Northwest Territories

Witness the magic of the Northern Lights, explore vast national parks and hook the catch of a lifetime in the beating heart of the north.

Witness the magic of the Northern Lights, explore vast national parks and hook the catch of a lifetime in the beating heart of the north.

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Nunavut

Experience the True North and the Inuit way of life while exploring vast expanses of pristine wilderness.

Experience the True North and the Inuit way of life while exploring vast expanses of pristine wilderness.

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British Columbia

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering British Columbia for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering British Columbia, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to British Columbia provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Non-essential travel to or from the Interior is discouraged until individuals are fully vaccinated.

Some Indigenous communities in BC are not welcoming visitors at this time. Indigenous Tourism BC has a list of Indigenous experiences in the province that are currently open and welcoming visitors.

Current Phase/Stage - BC is in Step 3 of its 4-step Restart Plan. As of August 25, masks are mandatory throughout British Columbia in indoor public spaces for anyone aged 12 and older. Proof of vaccination will be required to access some events, services and businesses. As of September 13, anyone aged 12 and older must be partially vaccinated (1 dose). As of October 24, anyone aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Events, businesses and services will ask to see proof of vaccination and valid government ID.

Hotels & Accommodation

Interior Health Region: Gatherings at vacation rentals (e.g. houseboats, Airbnbs) are limited to five people plus the occupants.

Rest of province: Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

Proof of vaccination is required to access all restaurants, cafes, pubs, breweries and nightclubs. As of September 13, anyone aged 12 and older must be partially vaccinated (1 dose). As of October 24, anyone aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated.

Activities & Attractions

Proof of vaccination is required to attend casinos, concerts, movie theatres, performances and sporting events. As of September 13, anyone aged 12 and older must be partially vaccinated (1 dose). As of October 24, anyone aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated.

Businesses are in transition from a COVID-19 Safety Plan to a communicable disease plan. Some safety measures will remain, like physical barriers. Casinos are open at reduced capacity. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.

Most parks, beaches and outdoor spaces are open.

Free day-use passes are required to visit Garibaldi, Golden Ears, Joffre Lakes, Mount Robson and Stawamus Chief provincial parks. Provincial park campground reservations open two months in advance at the time of booking. Group camping sites have returned to normal occupancy levels.

Alberta

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering Alberta for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering Alberta, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to Alberta provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - Proof of vaccination,  a privately-paid-for negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours or a medical exemption will be required to access non-essential businesses and events that implement the Restriction Exemption Program. As of September 20, anyone aged 12 and older must show proof of one dose taken at least 2 weeks earlier. As of October 26, anyone aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Businesses that do not implement this program have additional restrictions.

Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and on public transit.

Hotels & Accommodation

Hotels, motels, hunting and fishing lodges can resume regular operations.

Restaurants & Dining

As of September 20: All licenced establishments, including restaurants, bars and nightclubs, that implement the Restriction Exemption Program can resume regular operations. To access these establishments: As of September 20 anyone aged 12 and older must show proof of one dose taken at least 2 weeks earlier, or a privately-paid-for negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours or a medical exemption. As of October 26, anyone aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated.

Indoor dining will be closed at all licenced establishments that do not implement the Restriction Exemption Program. Outdoor dining will be permitted for 1 household with up to 6 people per table (or 2 close contacts for those living alone). Liquor sales must end at 10pm and consumption by 11pm. 

Activities & Attractions

As of September 20: All retail businesses, plus entertainment businesses and entities, including casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums and galleries, that implement the Restriction Exemption Program can resume regular operations. To access these businesses and entities: As of September 20 anyone aged 12 and older must show proof of one dose taken at least 2 weeks earlier, or a privately-paid-for negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours or a medical exemption. As of October 26, anyone aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated.

All retail businesses, plus entertainment businesses and entities that do not implement the Restriction Exemption Program are restricted to 1/3 maximum capacity. A group must be part of the same household (or 2 close contacts for those living alone). Masks and 2-metre physical distancing is required. 

Saskatchewan

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering Saskatchewan for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering Saskatchewan, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to Saskatchewan provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - Saskatchewan is in Step 3 of the Re-Opening Roadmap.

As of September 17, masks are mandatory throughout Saskatchewan in indoor public spaces.

As of October 1: Proof of full vaccination will be required for people aged 12 and older to access some businesses and event venues. See the list here.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations can resume regular operations.

Restaurants & Dining

All restaurants and licenced establishments, including nightclubs, can resume regular operations.

As of October 1: Proof of full vaccination will be required for people aged 12 and older to access indoor dining at restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other licenced establishments.

Proof of vaccination will not be required for food establishments that primarily offer fast food, takeout and delivery.

Activities & Attractions

All businesses and enterprises, arenas, movie theatres performing arts venues, art galleries and casinos can resume regular operations. Some businesses and events may require proof of vaccination to access services.

As of October 1: Proof of full vaccination will be required for people aged 12 and older to access event and entertainment venues, including casinos, movie theatres, concert and live-music venues, museums, and indoor facilities hosting ticketed sporting events.

Manitoba

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering Manitoba for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering Manitoba, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to Manitoba provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated. Travel to and from northern Manitoba is restricted, with exceptions for those who are fully vaccinated, those who are travelling directly to cottages, provincial parks, campgrounds or hunting and fishing lodges, and other specific exceptions.

Current Phase/Stage - All regions in Manitoba are in the yellow (caution) response level.

As of August 28, masks are mandatory throughout Manitoba in indoor public spaces and on public transit for anyone aged 5 and older.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

As of September 3, people aged 12 and older must show proof of vaccination for indoor and outdoor dining at all restaurants, bars and other licenced establishments.

As of September 7, proof of vaccination is required for dine-in at food courts.

Activities & Attractions

All retail operations can resume regular operations.

As of September 3, people aged 12 and older must show proof of vaccination to attend movie theatres, casinos, recreational facilities, indoor and outdoor ticketed sporting events, performing arts events and concerts. Children aged 11 and under will be able to attend events and activities with a fully immunized adult.

As of September 7, proof of vaccination is also required to attend museums and galleries.

Ontario

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering Ontario for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering Ontario, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to Ontario provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - Ontario is in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen.

As of September 22:, proof of full vaccination (2 doses plus 14 days) along with photo ID is required for people aged 12 and older to access certain businesses and settings, with a focus on indoor settings. Find additional details here.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place. Indoor recreational facilities that are part of the operations can open with restrictions.

Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including in Ontario Parks, can operate.

Other restrictions may apply.

Restaurants & Dining

As of September 22, proof of full vaccination (2 doses plus 14 days) along with photo ID is required for people aged 12 and older to access indoor dining at restaurants and bars, other food and drink establishments and nightclubs.

Indoor and outdoor dining is permitted at restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments with no limits to the number of patrons per table, and with physical distancing measures in place.

Nightclubs can open to 25% capacity or 250 people, whichever is less, and with distancing measures in place.

Other restrictions may apply.

Activities & Attractions

As of September 22, proof of full vaccination (2 doses plus 14 days) along with photo ID is required for people aged 12 and older to access indoor sporting events, racing venues, sports/ fitness/ recreational facilities, casinos, concerts, cinemas and theatres.

Retail business can operate with physical distancing measures in place. Amusement parks and waterparks can operate to maximum 75% capacity outdoors and maximum 50% capacity indoors, with other restrictions.

Outdoor seated performing arts venues (including live music) and outdoor cinemas can operate to maximum 75% capacity, or 15,000 people, whichever is less, and other restrictions. For outdoor unseated events, spectators permitted at a maximum capacity of 75% or 5,000 people, whichever is less, and other restrictions. Drive-in or drive-through venues can operate with restrictions.

Indoor seated concert venues, theatres and cinemas can operate to maximum 50% capacity or 1,000 people, whichever is less, and other restrictions. Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments can operate to maximum 50% capacity, with other restrictions.

Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions can operate to maximum 75% capacity outdoors and 50% capacity indoors, with other restrictions. Tour and guide services can operate with distancing measures in place. Boat tours can operate up to a maximum 50% capacity, with physical distancing measures in place.

Other restrictions may apply.

Quebec

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering Quebec for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering Quebec, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to Quebec provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - All regions are in Level 1 – Vigilance (green) of Quebec’s regional alert system.

As of September 1, a vaccine passport is required by Quebec residents aged 13 and older to access many events, services and businesses. See the full list here. People who reside outside Quebec must show printed proof of vaccination, combined with identification.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

As of September 1, Quebec residents aged 13 and older must show their vaccine passport to dine or drink (indoors and outdoors) at all restaurants, bars, breweries and taverns. People who reside outside Quebec must show printed proof of vaccination, combined with identification.

Restaurant indoor dining can have up to 10 people or 3 private residences per table. Outdoor dining can have up to 20 people per table.

Bars, breweries, taverns and casinos can open to maximum 50% capacity; alcohol sales must cease at 1am and establishments must close by 2am. Indoor dining can have up to 10 people or 3 private residences per table. Outdoor patios can have up to 20 people per table.

All establishments are required to capture the contact information of patrons.

Activities & Attractions

As of September 1, Quebec residents aged 13 and older must show their vaccine passport to access many activities and attractions, including museums, zoos, aquariums, casinos and cinemas. See the full list here. People who reside outside Quebec must show printed proof of vaccination, combined with identification.

There are no capacity restrictions for retail stores. Most other businesses can operate with distancing measures in place. Cinemas can open up to maximum 500 people per room.

New Brunswick

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering New Brunswick for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering New Brunswick, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to New Brunswick provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements and have pre-registered. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - New Brunswick is in Phase 3 of its 3-phase provincial reopening plan, Path to Green.

As of September 22: , proof of full vaccination along with government-issued ID is required for people 12 and older to access certain businesses and settings. See the full list here.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations can resume regular operations.

Restaurants & Dining

As of September 22, proof of full vaccination along with government-issued ID is required for people aged 12 and older to access indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants and bars, other food and drink establishments and nightclubs.

All restaurants and licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

Activities & Attractions

As of September 22, proof of full vaccination along with government-issued ID is required for people aged 12 and older to access indoor performing arts and sports events, festivals, recreational facilities, casinos, concerts, cinemas and theatres. See the full list here.

All businesses and enterprises, casinos, amusement centres, cinemas and large live performance venues can resume regular operations.

Nova Scotia

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering Nova Scotia for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering Nova Scotia, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to Nova Scotia provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - Nova Scotia is in Phase 4 of its reopening plan.

As of October 4: Proof of full vaccination will be required for people aged 12 and older to access certain businesses and settings. See the full list here. Details of proof of vaccine policy may be subject to change prior to implementation date.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Both provincial and private campgrounds may open.

Restaurants & Dining

Restaurants and licenced establishments can open for indoor and outdoor seated service to a maximum 25 people per table.

As of October 4: Proof of full vaccination will be required for people aged 12 and older to access full-service restaurants and licenced establishments, both indoors and outdoors. Proof of vaccination will not be required for food establishments that primarily offer fast food, takeout and delivery.

Activities & Attractions

Retail businesses, museums, and recreation and leisure facilities can operate at full capacity.

Parks, beaches and outdoor spaces are open.

As of October 4: Proof of full vaccination will be required for people aged 12 and older to participate in most events and activities that bring groups of people together, including cinemas, theatres and sports stadiums; bus, boat, and walking tours; and museums and art galleries. See the full list

Prince Edward Island

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering Prince Edward Island for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering Prince Edward Island, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals who have a PEI Pass can travel to Prince Edward Island provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - Prince Edward Island is in Step 4 of its 5-step provincial reopening plan, Moving Forward 2021.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

Dine-in can open at restaurants and bars with sufficient distancing measures.

Activities & Attractions

Retail stores, museums and galleries can operate with sufficient distancing measures; movie theatres are limited to 50 people; 3 additional groups of 50 are permitted with an approved operational plan.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering Newfoundland and Labrador for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering Newfoundland and Labrador, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals who have submitted the Travel Form up to 30 days prior to their travel date can travel to Newfoundland and Labrador provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - As of September 22, Baie Verte Penninsula is at Alert Level 3. The rest of Newfoundland & Labrador is atAlert Level 2.

Newfoundland and Labrador is in Step 2 of its 3-step provincial reopening plan, Together. Again.

As of September 18, masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces and on public transit throughout Newfoundland and Labrador for anyone aged 5 and older.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Campsites are permitted to open for day use and overnight use subject to the Guidelines for Campgrounds General Restrictions.

Restaurants & Dining

Baie Verte Peninsula: Restaurants can open at 50% capacity as long as physical distancing can be maintained; bars and lounges are closed.

All other regions: All restaurants and licenced establishments can resume regular operations with the exception of self-serve buffets (still prohibited) as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

Activities & Attractions

Baie Verte Peninsula: Retail stores are open at reduced capacity with distancing measures in place. Cinemas and performance spaces are closed; recreation facilities and arenas are limited to maximum 20 people per room or ice surface.

All other regions: Retail stores may operate with distancing measures in place. Cinemas, performance spaces and arenas can open to maximum 500 people indoors and outdoors with physical distancing.

Yukon

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering Yukon for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering Yukon, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

The Government of Canada has specific guidelines for driving to or from Alaska through Canada. Read the State of Alaska's health guidance for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to Yukon provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Several First Nations governments and communities currently have travel advisories in place. Travelers are asked to travel responsibly and follow the Safe 6.

Current Phase/Stage - As of August 20, Yukon is guided by Forging Ahead, The Yukon’s Continuing Response to COVID-19.

As of August 26, all public health orders are lifted. While masking is not required in public spaces, the Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends wearing a mask in certain situations.

Some facilities and businesses may choose to maintain their own policies on health measures, including mask use.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

All restaurants and licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

Activities & Attractions

As of August 26, most businesses and enterprises can resume regular operations. Most parks and outdoor spaces are open. It is recommended to check with the facility, tourism operator or Yukon Parks directly to confirm its status.

Northwest Territories

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering the Northwest Territories for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements and who are admitted to enter the Northwest Territories. Unvaccinated children (and those travelling with them) will not be able to forgo the mandatory 10-day isolation requirement. All travellers entering the Northwest Territories must file a self-isolation plan, regardless of vaccination status. To fill out a self-isolation plan and find further information about NWT travel restrictions, visit the Government of the Northwest Territories website.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be authorized to travel to the Northwest Territories only to participate in remote tourism with an approved remote tourism operator provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Fully vaccinated foreign nationals must have an exemption from the Northwest Territories Chief Public Health Officer; exemption requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - Northwest Territories is in the Indoor Gatherings phase of its reopening plan, Emerging Wisely 2021: Step by Step Together. As of August 26, masks are mandatory throughout the Northwest Territories in indoor public spaces.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

As of September 24 in Yellowknife, N’Dilo and Dettah: Restaurants, bars and lounges can have maximum 10 people for indoor dining and 25 people for outdoor dining with physical distancing and exposure control plans in place. All previous exemptions for restaurants and bars will no longer apply.

As of September 11 in Whati and Behchoko: Dining establishments are limited to takeout only.

Rest of NWT: Restaurants, bars and lounges can operate at maximum capacity or 200 people.

Activities & Attractions

As of September 24 in Yellowknife, N’Dilo and Dettah: Non-essential businesses can have maximum 10 people indoors and maximum 25 people outdoors with physical distancing and exposure control plans in place. All previous exemptions for businesses and organizations will no longer apply.

As of September 11 in Whati and Behchoko: Essential businesses and facilities may remain open with maximum 10 people permitted indoors. Non-essential businesses are closed.

Rest of NWT: Businesses and enterprises are permitted to operate with adherence to health measures and following sectoral guidelines.

Most parks and outdoor spaces are open. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.

Nunavut

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of September 7, no self-isolation upon entering Nunavut for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements and are admitted to enter Nunavut. Unvaccinated children will not be able to forgo the mandatory 14-day self-isolation requirement.

Travel restrictions - As of September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be authorized to travel to Nunavut provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

Entry into Nunavut requires authorization from the territory’s Chief Public Health Officer. Authorization may be granted for family reunification or engaging in wilderness tourism with an operator that has an approved Wilderness Tourism Operator COVID-19 Operations Plan.

Current Phase/Stage - Nunavut is guided by Nunavut’s Path: Living with COVID-19, an approach that supports the territory in its long term response to COVID-19.

As of September 20, masks are mandatory across Nunavut.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

As of September 20 in Kinngait: Restaurants and other licenced establishments can have maximum 25% capacity.

Rest of Nunavut: Restaurants and other licenced establishments may open tocan have maximum 75% capacity.

Activities & Attractions

As of September 20 in Kinngait: Businesses can open with sufficient physical distancing. Businesses that cannot maintain physical distancing can have maximum 10 customers. Theatres, galleries and museums can have maximum 50% capacity or 25 people, whichever is less. No group tours are allowed. All municipal and territorial parks may open, but buildings are closed. Arenas can have maximum 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less.

Rest of Nunavut: Businesses can open with sufficient physical distancing. Businesses that cannot maintain physical distancing can have maximum 10 customers. Galleries and museums can have maximum 50% capacity or 25 people, whichever is less. Group tours can have up to 10 people and masks are mandatory. Theatres can have maximum 75% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less. All municipal and territorial parks can open. Arenas can have maximum 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less.

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