COVID-19 Information

LAST UPDATED: May 22, 2020

COVID-19 remains a significant concern for travellers, businesses and communities across Saskatchewan and around the world. We are committed to supporting tourism in the province and providing timely, accurate information relevant to your needs.

As the province cautiously opens businesses and recreational activities in a methodical, phased-in approach, some tourism experiences and retail shopping have come online. Physical distancing and hygiene remain as important as ever. Stay informed and follow government restrictions and health guidelines. We encourage you to support local businesses and enjoy some of Saskatchewan’s beautiful natural spaces and parks this summer, but we all need to do our part to keep these experiences open and safe to enjoy.

With the COVID-19 situation, many tourism businesses are closed or have limited services and hours. Contact each business directly for the latest information.

As new developments, information and resources are available, this page will be updated.

Coronavirus Information for the Saskatchewan Tourism Industry

 

General Travel Information

Five-stage Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan announced

The Government of Saskatchewan announced its staggered plan for safely lifting emergency restrictions and enabling businesses to re-open and employees to return to work. Re-Open Saskatchewan identifies five phases, beginning on May 4, that will see Saskatchewan businesses and services “methodically, gradually and cautiously” resume. The plan also details physical distancing restrictions that will remain in place.

Read the full announcement and summary of the five phases and timeline. A guidelines page is also available on topics such as parks and campgrounds, golf courses, hotels and accommodations and more.

 

Non-Critical Travel into Northwest Saskatchewan Restricted

Public Health Order was announced on May 20 restricting all non-critical travel into northwest Saskatchewan. The rest of the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD) travel restrictions have been lifted. Click here for a list of communities affected by these current travel restricitons.

Public inquiries regarding the restriction of all non-critical travel into the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD) can be directed to the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency toll-free line at 1-855-559-5502.

 

Saskatchewan Health Information

For up-to-date public health information and advisories in Saskatchewan, visit Saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus.

The Government of Saskatchewan has launched a new COVID-19 self-assessment tool to determine whether Saskatchewan residents should be tested for COVID-19. Concerned residents can complete this assessment for themselves or on behalf of someone else, if unable.


Public Health Agency of Canada

 

The World Health Organization (WHO)

For the latest global updates on COVID-19, visit the World Health Organization’s worldwide outbreak update here.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have issued a joint statement on international co-operation as key to the containment of COVID-19. Read it here.

 

Transportation

Air Canada has issued a response to COVID-19 here.

WestJet has issued a response to COVID-19 here.

 

Saskatchewan Trucking Association - Trucker’s Meal and Accommodations Guide

To assist the trucking industry and its drivers, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) has created the Trucker’s Meal and Accommodations Guide. The resource lists businesses in Saskatchewan where truckers can conveniently access takeout food, washrooms, showers and basic comforts. Some businesses offer discounts on food and rooms. To access the resource, visit the Saskatchewan Trucking Association website, and click on the GET Trucker's Meal and Accommodations Guide button on the right hand side of the page.

The STA regularly updates the guide as more information is received. Businesses interested in adding their products, offers or services to the Trucker’s Meal and Accommodations Guide should call the STA at 306-569-9696.

 

Accommodation and Food Services for Work Crews

Tourism Saskatchewan has created an online resource and map identifying accommodation properties and food services that will be open to work crews this spring and summer. The guide is searchable by location, region or business name. Details include contact information, lodging options and food take-out and delivery options.

Businesses that can accommodate work crews or offer take-out food service and wish to be included in the guide can email information.updates@tourismsask.com. Include the following information in your message:

  • Business name and location
  • Contact phone/email
  • Number of guest units available @ 1 person/unit
  • Food take-out available on site/hours of operation
  • Food take-out available nearby (specify restaurant name(s)/hours of operation)

 

Provincial, National and Regional Parks Information

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks

Provincial parks will be open to vehicle traffic and for limited day use on May 4 to support limited activities that can maintain physical distancing recommendations, such as fishing, hiking and mountain biking. Boat launch access will be available beginning May 4.

All public and private campgrounds will remain closed to overnight camping until June 1, 2020. At that time, only Saskatchewan residents will be allowed to camp or visit Saskatchewan provincial parks.

SaskParks urges people to follow social distancing practices and take necessary precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Before May 4, provincial parks are closed to the public. While park offices are closed, staff are still available by phone (1-800-205-7070) or email (parks.info@gov.sk.ca) to answer questions.You can also visit saskparks.com for more information. 

For the most up-to-date information on 2020 reservations and camping season, please review Provincial Parks FAQ.

 

Regional Parks

Regional parks will be open to vehicle traffic and for limited day use on May 4 to support limited activities that can maintain physical distancing recommendations, such as fishing, hiking and mountain biking. Boat launch access will be available beginning May 4.

All public and private campgrounds will remain closed to overnight camping until June 1, 2020. At that time, only Saskatchewan residents will be allowed to camp or visit Saskatchewan regional parks.

For regional parks information, email your questions to reception@saskregionalparks.ca or visit saskregionalparks.ca.

 

National Parks 

Starting June 1, some Parks Canada places will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Openings will differ across the country. Information will be updated regularly. Learn more.