Celebrating nice, wherever you are
Canada is made up of friendly faces, iconic places and rich cultures worth celebrating every day—from province to territory, neighbour to neighbour. The world needs more nice. Find your inspiration and (re)discover what it means to you.
Hover over the provinces and territories to see current domestic travel restrictions and traveller self‑isolation requirements. Information updated as of February 24, 2021.
All non-resident travel to Haida Gwaii is restricted. Otherwise, no travel restrictions or self-isolation for domestic travellers entering British Columbia (BC); however, people travelling to BC from another province or territory within Canada should only come for essential reasons. British Columbians are urged to avoid non-essential travel; this includes all travel into and out of BC and between regions of the province.Tap to Explore
No travel restrictions or self-isolation for domestic travellers entering Alberta (AB). As of February 22, the Alberta COVID-19 Border Testing Pilot Program is suspended and no longer accepting new participants. New travel requirements announced by the Government of Canada are now in effect.Tap to Explore
No travel restrictions or self-isolation for domestic travellers entering Saskatchewan.Tap to Explore
No travel restrictions for domestic travellers entering Manitoba (MB), but as of January 29, 14 day self-isolation required, except for essential workers and specific exemptions. Travel to and from northern MB is restricted and non-essential travel is discouraged.Tap to Explore
No travel restrictions for domestic travellers entering Ontario (ON), but 14-day self-isolation strongly advised. Travel between regions within ON should only be for essential purposes. Based on community needs, some municipalities and local medical officers of health have exercised their authority to implement more restrictions or requirements; it is advised to check status before travelling.Tap to Explore
No travel restrictions or isolation requirements for domestic travellers entering Quebec (QC). Travel between regions within QC should only be for essential purposes. In Level 4 - Maximum Alert (red) zones, a curfew is in effect between the hours of 8pm to 5am; as of February 8, in Level 3 – Alert (orange) zones, a curfew is in effect between the hours of 9:30pm to 5am. People are prohibited to move outside of their homes during these hours with few exceptions (e.g. going to work or medical reasons).Tap to Explore
Prohibition on all non-essential travel into New Brunswick (NB) for all domestic travellers, except for workers and other specific exemptions (e.g. medical reasons) and Quebec (QC) residents from Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-a-la-Croix who have pre-registered and been approved to enter for essential services. 14-day self-isolation for all domestic travellers entering NB, except for specific exemptions.Tap to Explore
No travel restrictions for all domestic travellers entering Nova Scotia (NS), but 14-day self-isolation required for all domestic travellers entering NS, except for exempt workers from specific sectors and residents of Prince Edward Island (PE).Tap to Explore
Prince Edward Island
Prohibition on all non-essential travel into Prince Edward Island (PE), non-residents need to apply for pre-travel approval, including a 14 day self-isolation plan; exception for Quebec (QC) residents going to the Magdalen Islands.14-day self-isolation for all other admitted travellers entering PE, except for exempt essential workers and PE residents travelling for essential purposes (e.g. medical appointment) who return the same day.Tap to Explore
Newfoundland & Labrador
Atlantic residents (NB, NS, PE) are permitted to enter Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) but are required to self-isolate for 14 days; prohibition on travel to Newfoundland and Labrador for all other domestic travellers, except for residents and workers from key sectors and other specific exemptions as approved by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Canadians living outside of Atlantic Canada who own a home in Newfoundland and Labrador are allowed to enter but are still required to self-isolate for 14 days. 14-day self-isolation for all travellers entering NL (some exceptions for essential workers).Tap to Explore
Entry permitted for Canadians following self-isolation requirements, with few exceptions; enforcement at land borders and airport; mandatory travel routes for transiting through Yukon (YT). Several First Nations governments and communities currently have travel advisories in place. Travellers are asked to limit travel to YT communities and travel respectfully. The government does not recommend non-essential travel to the territory. Mandatory self-isolation for all domestic travelers entering YT, except for residents of border areas and critical workers from BC, NT and NU; critical service workers entering YT from all other Canadian jurisdictions must self-isolate; self-isolation must occur in Whitehorse, unless visiting a family member (in which case self-isolation must occur at their residence).Tap to Explore
Prohibition on travel to Northwest Territories (NT) for all domestic travellers; entry permitted for Northwest Territories residents or those moving to Northwest Territories coming for work or attending school, critical or essential service workers, transiting to neighbouring jurisdictions (12-hour limit), transboundary First Nations people exercising treaty rights,Nunavut patients in the NT for medical treatment, with few exemptions; enforcement at land borders and airport. 14-day self-isolation for all admitted travellers entering Northwest Territories; must self-isolate in government designated sites in Yellowknife, Inuvik, Hay River or Fort Smith; travellers from Nunavut may be eligible to receive a self-isolation exemption from the Office of the Chief Public Health OfficerTap to Explore
As of January 24, travel into Arviat is restricted to essential travel only. Travel bubble with Churchill, Manitoba (MB) whereby no isolation required if travelling directly from Churchill; mutual travel bubble with Northwest Territories (NT) is suspended, but those travelling directly from NT may still enter Nunavut (NU) with no isolation required; prohibition on all other travel into NU, except residents and critical workers; require written permission from the territory’s Chief Public Health Officer to enter. Non-essential travel within NU is not recommended. Mandatory 14-day self-isolation for all admitted travellers prior to boarding a plane to NU, except for those travelling directly from NT and Churchill, MB; must isolate in government designated sites in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa or Yellowknife.Tap to Explore
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Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.
Vacation accommodations are limited to those who reside together, or if a person lives on their own, up to two other persons with whom the person regularly interacts.
Restaurants, cafes, pubs and breweries can open for dine-in (with sufficient distancing measures); patrons must only dine with individuals from their household or core bubble, if they live alone; patrons who remain on premises after being served must be seated.
Liquor sales in all bars, lounges, pubs and restaurants must stop at 10pm and they must close by 11pm (unless full meal service is available). Stand-alone banquet halls are closed until further notice.
Most businesses and enterprises are permitted to operate (with adherence to WorkSafeBC protocols and a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place). In addition, most parks, beaches, and outdoor spaces are open. Exceptions include casinos, which remain closed, and nightclubs, which are closed until further notice. Provincial park campground reservations are open for BC residents only; preferential access to camping will be given to BC residents. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.
In-person events and community-based gatherings are suspended; this includes seasonal activities such as indoor and outdoor events (with the exception of drive-in and drop-off events), musical or theatre performances, and movie viewings in cinemas.
Hotels, motels, hunting and fishing lodges may remain open, but with no in-person dining and access to recreational facilities.
As of February 8, restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes can open for dine-in (with sufficient distancing measures).
Maximum of 6 people per table and establishments are required to capture contact information of patrons; individuals must be from same household or the 2 close contacts for people living alone; liquor service must stop at 10pm and in-person dining must close by 11pm.
All retail businesses are limited to 15% capacity; all entertainment businesses and entities must close, including museums, art galleries, casinos, amusement parks, theatres, concert halls, and arenas.
Most parks and outdoor spaces are open; however, only selected campgrounds are open at National parks and comfort camping remains unavailable at provincial parks. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.
Phase 4.2 starting June 29
Dine-in can open (with sufficient distancing measures).
Maximum of 4 people per table and establishments are required to capture contact information of patrons
All businesses and enterprises are permitted to operate (with adherence to sector-specific guidelines in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan). In addition, most parks and outdoor spaces are open. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.
All nightclubs in Saskatchewan must adhere to a maximum of 6 patrons per table, with no mingling between tables, and no karaoke and dance floors. In addition, nightclubs in Saskatoon must prohibit alcohol consumption after 10pm and close to patrons at 11pm; entertainment transportation services (e.g., limousines and party buses) are not permitted.
Capacity is restricted to 30 people at all arenas, live theatres, movie theatres, and performing arts venues; large retail locations are limited to 50% capacity; casinos are closed; retail services must reduce capacity to 50% and large retail locations must limit to 25% capacity.
All casinos, museums, galleries, movie theatres and concert halls are closed. Retail operations are permitted to open for in-person shopping up to 25% capacity. As of February 12, museums and galleries can operate at 25% capacity.
Outdoor activities are permitted but are limited to groups of 5 people (unless from the same household); ice fishing shelters are considered to be an indoor space and restricted to members from one household per shelter.
Ontario is returning to a regional approach. The province will gradually transition each region from the shutdown measures to a revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open.
To see the status of individual public health regions, please see: When regions are returning to the framework.
Additional restrictions are in place and reinforces that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus.
Hotels, motels, lodges, resorts and other shared rental accommodations are permitted to open. In Red (Control) and Grey (Lockdown) and Shutdown Zones: Some onsite recreational facilities must remain closed.
In Green (Prevent), Yellow (Protect), Orange (Restrict), and Red (Control) Zones: All short-term rentals, including cabins, cottages, homes, hunting and fishing camps, resorts, houseboats, condominiums and B&Bs are permitted to operate.
In Grey (Lockdown) Zone: Short-term rentals, including cabins and cottages, are only permitted for those who are in need of housing if the rental was reserved after November 22, 2020.
In the Green (Prevent), Yellow (Protect), Orange (Restrict), and Red (Control) Zones: Indoor dining is permitted, subject to conditions.
In the Grey (Lockdown) and Shutdown Zones: only take out, drive-thru and delivery are permitted.
In the Green (Prevent), Yellow (Protect), Orange (Restrict) and Red (Control) Zones: Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions are permitted to open, with conditions.
Cinemas may operate in the Green (Prevent), Yellow (Protect) or Orange (Restrict) Zone.
Drive-in cinemas, and other drive-in or drive-through events may operate in all zones except Shutdown.
Concert venues and theatres must remain closed in regions that are in the Red (Control) and Grey (Lockdown) and Shutdown Zones.
Ski and most other outdoor snow recreational amenities can operate for recreational purposes in all zones, except Shutdown.
For “Red” regions: All restaurants and bars are closed to in-person service; only takeout, drive-thru and delivery are permitted. During the 8pm to 5am curfew, only delivery service is allowed.
As of February 8, for “Orange” regions: Dine-in can open for restaurants but bars are closed; maximum of 2 adults per table, who may be accompanied by their children under the age of 18. During the 9:30pm to 5am curfew, only delivery service is allowed. Establishments are required to capture contact information of patrons; only customers with proof of residence in the same region as the restaurant are admitted.
As of February 8, for “Red” regions: All businesses are permitted to open (with restricted capacity); all businesses must close by 7:30pm to abide by the 8pm curfew.
Auditoriums, cinemas, theatres, casinos, amusement centres, saunas and spas are closed. As of February 26, cinemas can open. Outdoor activities are permitted but are limited to groups of 4 people (unless from the same household); indoor activities are prohibited. As of February 26, outdoor activities are expanded to permit groups of 8 people (unless from the same household).
As of February 8, for “Orange” regions: All business are permitted to operate (with restricted capacity); all businesses must close by 9pm to abide by the 9:30pm curfew.
Auditoriums, cinemas, theatres, casinos, amusement centres, saunas and spas are closed. As of February 26, auditoriums, cinemas, and theatres can open. Outdoor activities are permitted but are limited to groups of 8 people; indoor activities are limited to two people (unless from the same household).
As of February 18, all zones are in the Orange level.
Orange Level: All businesses and enterprises are permitted to operate (with adherence to WorkSafeNB guidelines and health measures related to their area of activity; all business must prepare operational plans). In addition, most parks, beaches, and outdoor spaces are open. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.
Casinos, amusement centres, cinemas and large live performance venues may operate under a COVID-19 operational plan with maximum capacity of 50 people (or fewer depending on the size of the venue).
Restaurants can open for dine-in and bars, wineries, distilleries and taprooms can open for in-seat service (with sufficient distancing measures and restricted hours).
Most businesses and enterprises are permitted to operate (with adherence to sector associations' government-approved Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plans); retail stores are limited to 75% capacity. Most parks, beaches, and outdoor spaces are open. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.
Prince Edward Island
As of February 16, PEI post circuit breaker measures
Dine-in can open with maximum 50 patrons (with sufficient distancing measures), and up to three additional groups of 50 people with an approved operational plan; all patrons must remain seated with a maximum of 10 patrons per table; establishments must close by midnight.
All businesses and enterprises are permitted to operate (with adherence to public health measures and development of an operational plan). Concerts and movie theatres can operate with a maximum capacity of 50 people. In addition, most parks, beaches, and outdoor spaces are open. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.
Newfoundland & Labrador
Restaurants can open at full capacity for dine-in (with sufficient distancing measures and approved operational plan); bars can open at 50% capacity (with distancing measures and approved operational plan); restaurants and bars are required to capture contact information of patrons.
In Arviat: Restaurants are to open for take-out services only.
In all other communities: Restaurants can open with seated service at 50% of normal capacity (with sufficient distancing measures); maximum of 6 patrons per table.
In Arviat: All businesses are closed except for essential services.
In all other communities: Businesses can open (with sufficient physical distancing); galleries, museums and libraries can open with maximum 25 people or 50% capacity and tours are limited to 10 people; theatres can open with maximum 50 people or 50% capacity; municipal parks, territorial parks, and territorial parks reserves can open, but buildings must be closed; arenas can open with maximum 50 people or 50% capacity.