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Latest Update: The Government of Canada announced a series of adjustments to the current border measures, the most significant to date. Effective April 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers do not need to complete a pre-entry test (they may still be selected for random tests on arrival but are not required to quarantine). Read the full press release.

  • For gathering restrictions by province click here 
  • For guidance for travellers coming from the US click here 
  • For guidance for travellers coming from outside of the US click here
  • For a full list of resources for meeting planners click here
  • For the Travel Wizard tool click here
  • For the latest information on travel to Canada, please visit the Government of Canada website: https://lnkd.in/eTFsCGG 

 

Helping You Plan

Gathering restrictions vary by jurisdiction across Canada. Use the table below to help guide your planning with information about the current restrictions in place, listed by province or territory. Make sure to check back regularly to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

Explore more by province and territory

All Destinations
Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

Alberta

Calgary, Edmonton, Banff | Lake Louise, Jasper
Calgary, Edmonton, Banff | Lake Louise, Jasper
Current Phase/Stage

Mandatory mask requirements are lifted for public indoor spaces but are still required for people aged 13 and over on public transit throughout Alberta.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

All restrictions are lifted; accommodations can resume regular operations.

Hotels and Accommodation

Capacity limits have are removed; accommodations can resume regular operations.  

Restaurants and Dining

All restrictions are lifted; restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

 

British Columbia

Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Whistler
Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Whistler
Current Phase/Stage

As of April 8: All restrictions are lifted.

Some businesses and other settings may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination and/or to wear a mask.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of April 8: All restrictions are lifted for indoor and outdoor private and public gatherings; venues like conference centres and meeting spaces can resume regular operations.

Some businesses and other settings may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination and/or to wear a mask

Hotels and Accommodation

All restrictions are lifted; accommodations can resume regular operations.

 

Restaurants and Dining

As of April 8: All restrictions are lifted; restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

Some restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination.

 

Manitoba

Winnipeg, Churchill
Winnipeg, Churchill
Current Phase/Stage

As of March 15: All regions in Manitoba are in the green (limited risk) response level.

All restrictions are lifted.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of March 15: All restrictions are lifted for indoor and outdoor private and public gatherings; venues like conference centres and meeting spaces can resume regular operations.

Hotels and Accommodation

All restrictions are lifted; accommodations can resume regular operations.

Restaurants and Dining

As of March 15: All restrictions are lifted; restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

New Brunswick

Fredericton, Saint John
Fredericton, Saint John
Current Phase/Stage

As of March 14: All restrictions are lifted.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of March 14: All restrictions are lifted for indoor and outdoor private and public gatherings; venues like conference centres and meeting spaces can resume regular operations.

 

Hotels and Accommodation

As of March 14: All restrictions are lifted; accommodations can resume regular operations.

Restaurants and Dining

As of March 14: All restrictions are lifted; restaurants and other licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John's, Fogo Island
St. John's, Fogo Island
Current Phase/Stage

As of March 14: All restrictions are lifted.

Wearing a mask is strongly recommended in indoor public spaces but not required.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of March 14: All restrictions are lifted for informal and formal gatherings; venues like conference centres and meeting spaces can resume regular operations.

 

Hotels and Accommodation

As of March 14: All restrictions are lifted; accommodations can resume regular operations.

Restaurants and Dining

As of March 14: All restrictions are lifted; restaurants and other licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

Northwest Territories

Yellowknife
Yellowknife
Current Phase/Stage

As of April 1: All restrictions are lifted, including lifting of mask requirements.

Businesses and other settings may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination and/or to wear a mask.

 

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of April 1: All restrictions are lifted for indoor and outdoor private and public gatherings; venues like conference centres and meeting spaces can resume regular operations. Some public gatherings may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination and/or to wear a mask.

 

Hotels and Accommodation

As of April 1: All restrictions are lifted; accommodations can resume regular operations.

Restaurants and Dining

As of April 1: All restrictions are lifted; restaurants and other licenced establishments can resume regular operations. Some eating and drinking establishments may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination.

Nova Scotia

Halifax
Halifax
Current Phase/Stage

As of March 21: Nova Scotia is in Phase 3 of its reopening plan.

Mandatory mask restrictions are lifted throughout Nova Scotia with exceptions for high-risk settings.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of March 21: All restrictions are lifted; accommodations can resume regular operations.  

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

While accommodations are not subject to proof of full vaccination, some businesses may still introduce their own vaccination requirements for guests.

Restaurants and Dining

As of March 21: All restrictions are lifted; restaurants and other licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

Nunavut

Iqaluit
Iqaluit
Current Phase/Stage

Masks are mandatory across Nunavut.

As of April 11: All restrictions are lifted, including mask requirements.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of March 28: Gatherings in homes can have 1 household plus 15 additional people. Indoor public gatherings in community halls, conference spaces, and within government and Inuit organization facilities can have up to 100 people or 75% capacity, whichever is less. Outdoor gatherings have no restrictions.

As of April 11: All restrictions are lifted for indoor and outdoor private and public gatherings.

 

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

As of April 11: All restrictions are lifted; accommodations can resume regular operations.   

Restaurants and Dining

As of March 28: Restaurants and bars may operate to maximum 75% capacity. Singing and dancing is permitted.

As of April 11: All restrictions are lifted; restaurants and other licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

Ontario

Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Waterloo Region
Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Waterloo Region
Current Phase/Stage

As of March 21: Mandatory mask restrictions are lifted in indoor public spaces throughout Ontario but are still required for specific indoor settings, including public transit.

Some businesses and other settings may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination and/or to wear a mask. Ontario is cautiously and gradually easing public health and workplace safety measures.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

All restrictions are lifted for indoor and outdoor private and public gatherings; venues like conference centres and meeting spaces can resume regular operations.

Some businesses and other settings may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination and/or to wear a mask.

 

Hotels and Accommodation

All restrictions are lifted; accommodations can resume regular operations.  

Restaurants and Dining

All capacity restrictions are lifted; restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other licenced establishments can resume regular operations but mask requirements remain in place.

Some restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination.

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown
Charlottetown
Current Phase/Stage

As of April 6: Prince Edward Island is in Step 2 of its Moving On –Transition Plan to Living with COVID-19.

Masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces for anyone aged 5 and older.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of April 6: All capacity limits are lifted for indoor and outdoor private and public gatherings venues like conference centres and meeting spaces can resume regular operations but mask requirements remain in place.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants and Dining

As of March 17: Restaurants and licenced establishments can operate indoor seated service to maximum 75% capacity; establishments are required to maximize use of space to allow for as much physical distancing as possible. People must be seated to eat and drink; masks must be worn except when actively eating or drinking. Dancing with small social groups and masks is permitted.

Quebec

Montréal, Québec City, Tremblant
Montréal, Québec City, Tremblant
Current Phase/Stage

Masks are mandatory throughout Quebec in indoor public spaces and on public transit for anyone aged 10 and older.

As of March 12: A vaccine passport is no longer required to access businesses, events and venues.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of March 12: A vaccine passport is no longer required to access businesses, events and venues.

All capacity limits are lifted for indoor and outdoor private and public gatherings venues like conference centres and meeting spaces can resume regular operations but mask requirements remain in place.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants and Dining

As of March 12: A vaccine passport is no longer required and all capacity limits and other restrictions are lifted. Eating and drinking establishments can resume regular operations but mask requirements remain in place.

Saskatchewan

Regina, Saskatoon
Regina, Saskatoon
Current Phase/Stage

All restrictions are lifted.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

All restrictions are lifted for private and public gatherings; venues like conference centres and meeting spaces can resume regular operations.

Hotels and Accommodation

All restrictions are lifted; accommodations can resume regular operations.

Restaurants and Dining

All restrictions are lifted; restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

 

Yukon

Whitehorse
Whitehorse
Current Phase/Stage

As of March 18All restrictions are lifted, including lifting of mask requirements, with exceptions for higher-risk settings.

Some businesses and other settings may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination and/or to wear a mask.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of March 18: All restrictions are lifted for personal and organized gatherings; venues like conference centres and meeting spaces can resume regular operations. Some venues may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination and/or to wear a mask.

Hotels and Accommodation

As of March 18: All restrictions are lifted; accommodations can resume regular operations.  

Restaurants and Dining

As of March 18: All restrictions are lifted; eating and drinking establishments can resume regular operations. Some establishments may choose to continue to require patrons to show proof of vaccination.

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