Celebrating nice, wherever you are

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.

Discover nice
Find out where (and how) to safely experience the incredible places and people of Canada.
  • Dreaming of the open road?
    Canada's friendly communities and breathtaking landscapes stretching coast-to-coast-to-coast make for the perfect road trip.
    Canada's friendly communities and breathtaking landscapes stretching coast-to-coast-to-coast make for the perfect road trip.
    Canadian Rockies Road Trip
  • Long Weekends in Canada: Adventure Getaways
    Outdoor adventures in every province and territory—like surfing, cycling and golfing—for a perfect weekend away.
    Outdoor adventures in every province and territory—like surfing, cycling and golfing—for a perfect weekend away.
    Manitoba - credit: Ben Jaworskyj
  • Gaspésie road trip with Elisapie Isaac
    Inuk artist Elisapie Isaac shares her road trip through Gaspésie, Québec.
    Inuk artist Elisapie Isaac shares her road trip through Gaspésie, Québec.
  • Les couleurs essentielles, Montréal
    Visual artists from the collective Couleurs Essentielle show their love and appreciation for the community.
    Visual artists from the collective Couleurs Essentielle show their love and appreciation for the community.
  • A WINDING ROAD TRIP ALONG THE SAINT JOHN RIVER
    Nestled in the Saint John River valley you'll find a host of natural attractions, perfect for vacation getaways.
    Nestled in the Saint John River valley you'll find a host of natural attractions, perfect for vacation getaways.
    Grand Falls Gorge, Grand Falls
  • An Urban Escape in Vancouver with Jonny Bierman
    Discover an urban getaway that pairs an Indigenous adventure with art, culinary, and history for a perfect cultural connection.
    Discover an urban getaway that pairs an Indigenous adventure with art, culinary, and history for a perfect cultural connection.
    Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre - credit: Canadian Tourism Commission
  • Mansonville, a Cœur villageois that’s a hoot
    Find out what makes Mansonville so beloved amongst locals and visitors alike.
    Find out what makes Mansonville so beloved amongst locals and visitors alike.
    Mansonville, a Cœur villagois that’s a hoot
  • Active Canada: Outdoor Adventures to Try Near You
    Hiking, biking and canoeing are just some of the outdoor adventures in Canada that active travellers can enjoy.
    Hiking, biking and canoeing are just some of the outdoor adventures in Canada that active travellers can enjoy.
    East Block, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan
  • Explore your city with this Canadian summer staycation guide
    Need a break from the routine? Get into vacation mode in your own city at these hotels, restaurants and diversions
    Need a break from the routine? Get into vacation mode in your own city at these hotels, restaurants and diversions
  • La pêche est belle takes you from river to table in Baie-Saint-Paul
    La pêche est belle offers a fly fishing and culinary experience for women in Baie-Saint-Paul.
    La pêche est belle offers a fly fishing and culinary experience for women in Baie-Saint-Paul.
    La peche est belle - Stephane Audet
  • Things to Do in Brandon, Manitoba
    Brenna Holeman explores her own home province and details her adventure to Brandon, Manitoba.
    Brenna Holeman explores her own home province and details her adventure to Brandon, Manitoba.
    Things to Do in Brandon, Manitoba
  • Advice on life and travel from a mother
    In a letter to her son, Gemma reflects on how travel is something that expands horizons.
    In a letter to her son, Gemma reflects on how travel is something that expands horizons.
  • Discover Creativity and Community at Skullback Studios
    Find out what makes the Skullback Studios the perfect place for creative inspiration and rustic relaxation.
    Find out what makes the Skullback Studios the perfect place for creative inspiration and rustic relaxation.
  • The Tucks and Cuthbert
    Julie and Marcus Tuck explore the Yukon in their truck Cuthbert after their round the world adventure took a pause due to international travel restrictions.
    Julie and Marcus Tuck explore the Yukon in their truck Cuthbert after their round the world adventure took a pause due to international travel restrictions.
    Tucks and Cuthbert Yukon Adventure
  • Rick Mercer's Rant on Travel
    CBC personality Rick Mercer celebrates Canadians’ love of travel with a rant calling on us to explore our own backyards this year.
    CBC personality Rick Mercer celebrates Canadians’ love of travel with a rant calling on us to explore our own backyards this year.
    Rick Mercer's Rant on Travel
  • Hidden Canada: Home and Away
    The Globe and Mail celebrates Canada's diverse heritage in the annual Canadian travel guide.
    The Globe and Mail celebrates Canada's diverse heritage in the annual Canadian travel guide.
    Hidden Canada: Home and Away
  • Feast: Community Cooking and Indigenous Foodways
    Discover a microcosm of modern Indigenous culture and cuisine at Feast Café Bistro, Winnipeg.
    Discover a microcosm of modern Indigenous culture and cuisine at Feast Café Bistro, Winnipeg.
    Feast Winnipegs Chef Calvin Spencer and Elder Calvin Pompana
  • Travel Canada This Summer
    Peter Mansbridge calls on Canadians to travel this summer.
    Peter Mansbridge calls on Canadians to travel this summer.
    Peter Mansbridge calls on Canadians to travel this summer
  • Finding the Joy in Solitude at Race Rocks
    The island has allowed Nick Townley to centre himself, be immersed in the tranquility of the interconnectedness of land, sea, sky and his presence.
    The island has allowed Nick Townley to centre himself, be immersed in the tranquility of the interconnectedness of land, sea, sky and his presence.
    Race Rocks Ecological Reserve - credit: Hubert Kang
  • The Best Road Trips in Canada
    From a scenic coastal climb to an inland-sea ramble, these 13 tried-and-true road trips will show you the diverse sides of Canada.
    From a scenic coastal climb to an inland-sea ramble, these 13 tried-and-true road trips will show you the diverse sides of Canada.
    Road trip through Jasper National Park
  • 13 Must-Visit Sections of The Great Trail
    Since it’s (nearly) impossible to do it all, here’s where to find the best of The Great Trail all across the country.
    Since it’s (nearly) impossible to do it all, here’s where to find the best of The Great Trail all across the country.
    Kettle Valley Railway, BC
  • Canada. More than Travelling.
    Find inspiration for your next adventure.
    Find inspiration for your next adventure.
    Canada. More than Travelling
  • Canada's Calling Podcast
    Join hosts Ashley and Mike as they explore this beautiful country called Canada, and connect to what it truly means to be a Canadian.
    Join hosts Ashley and Mike as they explore this beautiful country called Canada, and connect to what it truly means to be a Canadian.
    Canada's Calling Podcast
  • 6 Scenic Drives Through Ontario
    With over a million square kilometres of terrain to explore, Ontario is the perfect place for a road trip.
    With over a million square kilometres of terrain to explore, Ontario is the perfect place for a road trip.
    6 Scenic Drives Through Ontario
  • Virtual backgrounds for video conferencing
    Searching for beautiful virtual backgrounds? Check out these epic outdoor photos of Canada.
    Searching for beautiful virtual backgrounds? Check out these epic outdoor photos of Canada.
    Virtual backgrounds for video conferencing

WHERE CAN I GO?

Hover over the provinces and territories to see current travel restrictions and traveller self-isolation requirements.
Information updated as of September 15, 2020.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick
As of July 3, travel bubble with other Atlantic provinces whereby no self-isolation required for Atlantic Canadian residents. Prohibition on all non-essential travel into New Brunswick for all other domestic travellers, except for workers and other specific exemptions such as Canadian residents owning property in New Brunswick or visiting family members and Québec residents going to the Magdalen Islands. As of August 1, visitors from three Quebec border regions (Avignon Municipal Regional County, Listuguj First Nation and Temiscouata Municipal Regional County) can enter New Brunswick for day trips only, without having to self-isolate. 14-day self-isolation for all other domestic travellers entering New Brunswick, except for exempt workers from specific sectors.

Yukon

Yukon
As of July 1, no-self-isolation required for residents of Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territores and Nunanvut with proof of residency and completion of travel declaration; entry permitted for other residents of Canada following self-isolation requirements; exceptions for critical or essential service workers and those transiting to/from Alaska (24-hour limit); enforcement at land borders and airport; mandatory travel routes for transiting through Yukon. Several First Nations governments and communities currently have travel advisories in place. Travellers are asked to limit travel to Yukon communities (outside of Whitehorse) and travel respectfully. 14-day self-isolation for all other domestic travellers entering YT, except for critical workers; self-isolation for all other domestic travellers entering Yukon must occur in Whitehorse, unless visiting a family member (in which case self-isolation must occur at their residence).
What can you do?

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British Columbia

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns; maximum of 5 people may attend a daytime social gathering / event in a vacation accommodation, in addition to the occupants; visitors of the occupants cannot stay overnight.
Restaurants & Dining

Restaurants, cafes, pubs and breweries can open for dine-in (with sufficient distancing measures and a maximum of 6 patrons per table); patrons who remain on premises after being served must be seated.

As of September 8, liquor sales in all bars, lounges, pubs and restaurants must stop at 10:00 pm and they must close by 11:00 pm (unless full meal service is available). Stand-alone banquet halls are closed until further notice.

Activities & Attractions
Most businesses and enterprises have resumed activity (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.

Alberta

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.
Restaurants & Dining
Restaurants, lounges and bars can open (with sufficient distancing and health measures in place).
Activities & Attractions
Most businesses and enterprises are permitted to reopen (with adherence to general and sector-specific guidance). Unless an exemption has been provided, the following activities are not permitted: nightclubs, amusement parks and indoor children’s play places. 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.

Saskatchewan

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns. Camp-Easy sites in provincial parks are now permitted.
Restaurants & Dining
Dine-in can open (with sufficient distancing measures).
Activities & Attractions
All businesses and enterprises that were required to close can now reopen (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.

Manitoba

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.
Restaurants & Dining
Dine-in can open (with sufficient distancing measures); bars, beverage rooms and brew pubs can open for seated service only.
Activities & Attractions
All businesses and enterprises that were required to close can now reopen (with adherence to health measures and sectoral guidelines). 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.

Ontario

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to operational reasons; meeting rooms and recreational facilities can open with sufficient occupancy and distancing measures in place.
Restaurants & Dining
Indoor dining areas can open (with sufficient distancing measures and following public health protocols); buffet-style food service not permitted.
Activities & Attractions
Most businesses and enterprises are permitted to reopen (with public health and workplace safety restrictions in place). In addition, most parks, outdoor and public spaces are open. However, the following activities are not yet permitted: amusement and water parks, buffet-style food services, private karaoke rooms, saunas, steam rooms, bath houses, oxygen bars and table games at casinos and gaming establishments. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.

Quebec

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns; regular vacation camps with accommodation are not permitted.
Restaurants & Dining

Dine-in can open (with sufficient distancing measures); bars can open at 50% capacity for seated service only and are required to capture contact information of patrons.

Liquor sales in all bars must stop at 12:00 midnight and they must close by 1:00 am. In addition, bars in the “Yellow” level regions must stop food sales at 12:00 midnight.

Activities & Attractions
All businesses and enterprises that were subject to prohibitions can now resume activities (with adherence to sectoral guides and health measures related to their area of activity). In addition, most parks, beaches, and outdoor spaces are open. Exceptions include karaoke activities at bars and public venues, which have been suspended. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.

New Brunswick

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.
Restaurants & Dining
Dine-in can open at restaurants, brewpubs and taprooms (with sufficient distancing measures and are required to capture contact information of patrons).
Activities & Attractions
All businesses and enterprises that were subject to prohibitions can now resume activities (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.

Nova Scotia

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.
Restaurants & Dining
Restaurants can open for dine-in and bars, wineries, distilleries and taprooms can open for in-seat service (with sufficient distancing measures).
Activities & Attractions
All businesses and enterprises that were required to close can now reopen (with adherence to sector associations' government-approved Workplace COVID-19 Prevention 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.

Prince Edward Island

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.
Restaurants & Dining
Dine-in open, up to 50 persons with additional persons permitted on patio; no buffet style.
Activities & Attractions
All businesses and enterprises that were required to close can now reopen (with adherence to sector specific operational guidelines; business resulting in gatherings of more than 50 people must submit a COVID-19 Operational Plan and receive approval). 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

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.
Restaurants & Dining
Dine-in can open at restaurants, bars and lounges (at 50% capacity).
Activities & Attractions
All businesses and enterprises that were required to close can now reopen (with adherence to business specific requirements and public health guidance from the Department of Health and Community Services). 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.

Yukon

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns (with enhanced cleaning and public health measures).
Restaurants & Dining
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 measuresand approved operational plan).
Activities & Attractions
All businesses and enterprises are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand (with adherence to health measures and with completed operational plans where required). In addition, most parks and outdoor spaces are open. Note that people who are required to self-isolate are not permitted to use territorial parks and campgrounds. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.

Northwest Territories

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns (with control/safety measures in place).
Restaurants & Dining
Dine-in can open at restaurants, bars and lounges (limited capacity with sufficient distancing measures; no more than 25 customers indoors and 50 customers outdoors).
Activities & Attractions
All businesses and enterprises that were required to close can now reopen (with adherence to health measures and following sectoral guidelines). In addition, most parks and outdoor spaces are open. Exceptions include park buildings, which remain closed. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.

Nunavut

Hotels & Accommodation
Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.
Restaurants & Dining
Dine-in can open with regular hours (at 50% capacity and with sufficient distancing measures).
Activities & Attractions
All businesses and enterprises that were required to close can now reopen (with adherence to health measures and following sectoral guidelines). In addition, most parks and outdoor spaces are open. Exceptions include: park buildings, which remain closed. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.