Calgary COVID-19 Updates

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Calgary COVID-19 Updates

April 7, 2021

We are committed to keeping this information up-to-date to help travellers make the best possible decisions. 

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Provincial Parks Information

Alberta Provincial Parks Update

Park gates are open and payment is required for those who do not have a valid Discovery Pass. Parks Canada will not be offering reservable shuttles at this time, including shuttles to Lake O’Hara, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

To ensure the safety of visitors, residents and staff, physical distancing measures for the public remains a critical requirement in all areas of the park. While some of the restrictions and closures implemented in the park to date as a result of COVID-19 have been lifted, others will remain in effect at this time.

  • Outdoor social gatherings are limited to 10 people maximum and must not have an indoor component. Attendees should remain distanced at all times and follow all public health measures.
  • We are asking Albertans to limit their activities to their household where they can, or plan activities with their designated close contacts if they live alone, as those are the safest options. Physical distancing of 2 m must be in place between people from different households at all times during these activities, unless they are a person who lives alone and a close contact.
  • Call ahead or check the business' website to confirm they're open, and to what capacity they are operating.
  • Plan your outing knowing that businesses may be operating differently. Dining rooms may have less capacity as they implement physical distancing measures..
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National Parks Information

National Parks Update

At this time, National Parks are open to the public to help Canadians gain access to the health and wellness benefits that come from being outdoors and in nature. Visitors are welcome to Banff National Park with safety being a priority. Access will be focused on the resumption of autonomous day use of trails, grounds, and other outdoor settings and include the continuation of critical services and the gradual resumption of some key field-based ecological and cultural protection activities.

2021 Camping Season

Due to the risk of COVID-19, Alberta Parks has put a number of measures in place since last year to reduce spread. We expect these measures will support a smooth and safe opening to the 2021 camping season.

  • Shower facilities remain closed.
  • Group camping will remain closed as well, unless and until AHS group gathering restrictions are eased.
  • Shared sites with shared amenities like picnic tables and fire pits will have one half of the site closed – the same as last year.
  • If any cancellations are initiated by Alberta Parks due to COVID-19 restrictions, campers will be notified and receive a full refund – including the reservation fee.
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Public Health Official Resources

Please refer to the following sources for the most current information around COVID-19:

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Event Cancellations and Postponements

Please see our calendar of events happening in Calgary

Please check with individual organizers to confirm the status of events in Calgary and refer to the City of Calgary for up to date information regarding closures, restrictions, and cancellations.

The plan to move forward requires careful monitoring and respecting all guidelines outlined by the chief medical officer of health. Refer to the Government of Alberta for complete information regarding restrictions on businesses, and Alberta’s phased relaunch strategy for further updates.

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Hotels and Airline 

The COVID-19 travel restrictions in place at the Canada-U.S. land border will remain in effect until March 21, 2021 at least. The current agreement on the U.S.-Canada border closure to non-essential travel was first imposed in March 2020 and has been renewed every month since.

As of Sunday, January 31 Canada’s main airlines has suspended service to all Caribbean destinations and Mexico until Friday, April 30. All returning Canadian travellers will have to take a COVID-19 test at the airport when they land and quarantine in a designated hotel for three days at their own expense while they await results. Those with negative test results will be able to then quarantine for the remainder of the mandatory two weeks at home, while those with positive tests will be required to quarantine in designated government facilities.

For hotel and airline inquires please contact the original booking source, or if you booked directly with the provider please visit the links below for updates and cancellation policies. 

Accommodations

Airlines

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Visitor Resources

Learn what to do if you recently returned to Alberta from outside Canada and refer to the Government of Alberta for updated travel advice.

If you are planning to visit Calgary, please see our guide on tips on How to Visit Calgary Safely During COVID-19

Currently, Alberta has no inter-provincial domestic travel restrictions. However, as per Phase Two of Alberta's Relaunch Strategy, non essential travel is not advised. Please click here for more information.

Call Health Link 811 at the first signs of symptoms before going to a health care facility, unless severely ill.

Visit Alberta Health Services for more information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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