Starting July 18, 2020, Fort Malden National Historic Site wiIl re-open with limited visitor services on weekends only.
Visitors can now access the following services and facilities from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends:
- Visitor centre and gift shop;
- Museum and heritage buildings;
- Public washroom.
Weather permitting, visitors can enjoy outdoor musket demonstrations by our dynamic costumed interpreters. Upon arrival, visitors will be notified of the next available demonstration.
Fort Malden National Historic Site will resume regular collection of admission fees at the Visitor Centre between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on weekends only. Parks Canada encourages visitors to come prepared to pay by credit or debit or to purchase a Discovery Pass online in advance.
Visitors are asked to plan ahead by checking the Fort Malden National Historic Site website at www.pc.gc.ca/fortmalden. Visitors can also contact the site directly by calling 519-736-5416 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before they travel to find out what is open, what they can expect, and how to prepare for their visit. While Fort Malden will open on weekends only in July, it is expected that the site will expand its hours of operation in August. Further communication will be issued at that time.
The health and safety of visitors and employees is of utmost importance to the Government of Canada. Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitors should follow the advice of public health experts, including necessary hygiene practices and physical distancing of two metres from others.
Visiting a national historic site will be different than in previous years. Some national historic sites may reduce the number of visitors allowed to enter at one time to ensure physical distancing and some areas, rooms or buildings may remain closed for health and safety reasons.
Visitors are reminded that if they plan to travel outside of their home province to visit a Parks Canada place, they must follow the applicable provincial or territorial travel restrictions. Some provinces and territories allow only essential or limited inbound travel at this time while others require those entering to follow a period of self-isolation.
The Parks Canada website provides detailed information on what locations are open, what visitors can expect, how to prepare for a visit and what services may be available. Visitors should check pc.gc.ca before they travel.
This year Canada Historic Places Day will be celebrated throughout the months of July and August. Parks Canada and the National Trust for Canada have developed a website aimed at promoting virtual engagement and exploration of our treasured sites. Visit https://historicplacesday.ca/.