Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s becoming increasingly likely that some Canadians will be unable to take an international vacation this year. That said, this doesn’t mean your summer has to be cancelled. Canada is a vast, beautiful country, and there are so many places to visit and explore. If you’re considering taking a vacation in Canada this year, here's exactly what you need to know...\nIf you’re thinking about a cross-border trip in the True North this summer, in lieu of your international vacation, it’s important to remember that COVID-19 rules and regulations totally vary by province.\nThis means that while it might be fine to socialize, visit restaurants and go hiking in some regions, this might not necessarily be the case in others.\nAdditionally, while some are already opening their borders to Canadian visitors, others are keeping a close eye on exactly who is coming and going.\nWith this in mind, it’s important to do your research before making plans to visit a new area, even if it is inside the same country.\nSo, whether you’re dreaming of completing Alberta’s world-famous hikes, exploring the nation’s capital, or venturing way up North to Nunavut, this is exactly what you need to know about visiting each province and territory right now.\nIt’s worth noting that the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and develop, both within Canada and beyond, so be sure to find the most up-to-date local information before travelling to any new region.\nAlberta\nView this post on Instagram Quelle est votre plus belle randonnée? ⠀ N'oubliez pas d'apporter les indispensables : un gaz poivré pour les ours, de bonne chaussure de randonnée, votre bouteille d'eau, une casquette et un encas.⠀ ⠀ --⠀ What is your most beautiful hike? ⠀ #hikealberta #tourismelaberta #travelalberta #therockies #visualambassador #moutains #hiking #explorealberta #exploretocreate #artsofvisuals #canadianrockies #rockymountains #alpinelakes #mountainlife #keepexploring #stayandwander #peoplewhoexplore #peoplewhooutdoor #visitcanada #visitalberta #explorecanada A post shared by Tourisme Alberta (@tourismealberta) on Jul 15, 2019 at 8:18am PDT\nAccording to the government’s website, Albertan locals are able to take part in “responsible travel to campgrounds, summer homes, cabins and cottages" right now.\nWhile this means that residents are welcome to start exploring their own province, those from outside the region are not yet invited to enjoy the same areas.\nAlberta hopes to begin reopening national parks in June. It remains to be seen whether this will be to all Canadians, or just to locals.\nBritish Columbia\nView this post on Instagram Since travelling is being put on a hold all over the world, I’ve been finding myself extra grateful for the exploring I am able to do right in my own backyard! This pandemic has given me the time and opportunity to explore so much more, so close to home. 💕 A post shared by Jodi McDonald | 🌍🌲♥️ (@jodiluisetravels) on May 23, 2020 at 9:26am PDT\nIn B.C., COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to loosen, as restaurants, cafes, pubs, retail businesses, libraries, museums, parks and beaches started to reopen on May 19.\nIt’s a promising sign for anybody hoping to visit the region this summer, but it’s best to wait for the official go-ahead from local authorities before making definite plans.\nManitoba\nView this post on Instagram Jump in. . . . Canon 60D #donsaction #visualscollective #theworldshotz #exploreMB #ExploreCanada #TrailsManitoba #YourManitoba #sunset_madness_ #sunset_vision #SunsetsofCanada #unlimitedsunset #rsa_outdoors #royalsnappingartists #igrecommend #ig_color #MoodyGrams #worldBestShot #world_bestsky #folkgood #earth_deluxe #wpgnow #manitoba #lakelife #vsco #vscogram #sunset #Canada #discoverearth A post shared by Josh (@joshuaa_blade) on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:45pm PDT\nIn Manitoba, checkpoints have been set up at provincial border crossings to inform people about COVID-19 risks. That said, there’s no official travel ban.\nStarting this week, restrictions on public gatherings are being eased, and there are even more positive signs ahead.\nPhase two, an exact date for which is yet to be announced, will include drive-in events restarting, restaurants and bars reopening at 50% capacity, and swimming pools and gyms opening up.\nRight now, travel isn’t recommended, but there are promising signs that a summer vacation in Manitoba could be on the cards.\nNew Brunswick\nView this post on Instagram call me dora the explorer 🧗🏼♀️⛰ A post shared by duda zuppardo (@dudazuppardo) on Jan 4, 2020 at 12:28pm PST\nOver in New Brunswick, there are plenty of positive signs that restrictions are easing. Locals are now able to have gatherings of up to 50 people, there are fewer physical distancing rules in place, and tourist attractions, parks, swimming pools and gyms are starting to reopen.\nThat said, non-essential visitors are still not allowed. For now, peace officers are stationed 24/7 at its borders, and travel and tourist visits are prohibited.\nThings could change, however, and it’s worth keeping an eye on local restrictions over the coming weeks.\nNewfoundland and Labrador\nView this post on Instagram Gutted Sunrise at The Gut pt. 3 • • Couldn’t resist getting a shot of this iconic set of stages. Though it’s been frequently photographed, I think this perspective gives a slightly unique composition. I can just imagine sitting on the bridge drinking a beer listening to that tiny water fall. Have you ever had the pleasure? • • • @imagesofcanada @explorecanada @newfoundlandlabrador #classDairspace #NOFLYZONE #quidividi #YYT #StJohns #exposenl #explorenl #newfoundland #newfoundlandandlabrador#canada_photolovers #eastcoast #imagesofcanada #world_photo #discovernewfoundland #photooftheday #LandscapeLovers #artofvisuals #instagood #visualsofearth #fantasticearth #agameoftones #visualscollective #bestkind #explorecanada #djiglobal #phantom4pro #mavicpro #exploretocreate #paradisecanada A post shared by Kyle (@kylestanlee) on Apr 15, 2020 at 5:30am PDT\nRight now, Newfoundland and Labrador has some of the strictest travel rules of all Canada’s regions.\nAs of May 4, a new ban prohibits anyone but permanent residents and workers from entering, and police even have the power to remove people if they’re found to be breaking the rules.\nCompared with the rest of Canada, Newfoundland has extremely low COVID-19 case numbers, and it seems they’re serious about keeping it that way!\nThat said, there’s always a chance that these rules could change in the coming weeks and months, so don’t write off this beautiful place just yet.\nNova Scotia\nView this post on Instagram Rare opportunity today! It was so nice to hop the rocks and eat fresh seafood from @shawslanding. #PeggysCove #peggyscovelighthouse #novascotia #novascotialife #novascotiatourism #tourismnovascotia #tourismns #lighthouse #lighthouses #coastalliving #eastcoast #eastcoastlifestyle @halifaxnoise @haligonia.ca #rocks #windyroads #seafoodsunday #freshseafood #fishnchips #clamsnchips #freshclams #ocean #oceanside #oceanview #oceanlifestyle A post shared by Happy Hour Specials-Halifax,NS (@halifaxhappyhours) on May 17, 2020 at 1:07pm PDT\nIf Nova Scotia is on your bucket list, you might have to hold off a little longer before booking a vacation.\nSince the beginning of the pandemic, the region has seriously tightened its provincial border controls, and all entry points are being “closely managed.”\nAnybody entering is being asked to self-isolate for at least two weeks, even if they’re not experiencing symptoms.\nOntario\nView this post on Instagram • Island Cruzin’ 🧜🏽♂️🌊 • A quick shot of the Long Sault Parkway. Breathtaking. Only 1 hr from Ottawa definitely worth the trip! A post shared by Armand Adams (@theotherpics) on Jul 24, 2019 at 5:21pm PDT\nIf you're dreaming of a Canadian getaway this summer, Ontario could be the place to go.\nAt the moment, there are no current border restrictions, although non-essential travel is not recommended right now.\nThe province currently has some of the most relaxed provincial border patrols of any Canadian region, although Premier Doug Ford has repeatedly asked visitors to stay away from cottage country for the time being.\nPrince Edward Island\nView this post on Instagram Happy Earth Day from Prince Edward Island! 🌎💙💚 A post shared by Prince Edward Island (@tourismpei) on Apr 22, 2020 at 8:30am PDT\nOfficials in Prince Edward Island have closed the area to non-residents until June at the earliest.\nThe province’s Tourism Minister, Matthew MacKay, also suggested that travellers from regions such as Quebec and Ontario are unlikely to be allowed in P.E.I. this summer, but visitors from nearby, less-affected areas like New Brunswick could be welcome.\nQuebec\nView this post on Instagram Les tulipes se déconfinent au Mont-Royal. Bientôt ce sera le tour de Montréal! Bonne “petite” semaine à tous! ☀️ #cinqcentquatorze #mtroyalmoment #montroyal #tulip #tulips #mtlmonents #montreal #montrealjetaime #montreal2020 A post shared by 𝙹𝙵𝚂𝙰𝚅𝙰𝚁𝙸𝙰 (@jfsavaria) on May 19, 2020 at 7:21am PDT\nOver the last two weeks, checkpoints at Quebec’s borders have been eased, and some regions are already beginning to reopen.\nHowever, just because it’s now possible to visit, it doesn’t mean that you’re encouraged to.\nFor now, the local government is still asking all non-residents to stay away. "We still have to avoid unnecessary going from one region to another," Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault explained.\nThat said, La Belle Province is reopening faster than any other, which means it could be one of the first places that welcome back Canadian travellers.\nSaskatchewan\nView this post on Instagram Ah Gem Lakes - you get me everrrryy time! This place is a stunner, particularly in the autumn! This was my third time out camping in the backcountry campgrounds along the 5.5km trail and this might have been the best one yet (the larches were at their peak!) I've written on these lakes and Narrow Hills Provincial Park in the past, so if you want more details on where this is and how to get there, check it out: https://bit.ly/32bRguC . . (Link also in bio!) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #explorecanada #exploresask #roamtheplanet #saskparks #peoplewhoadventure #neverstopexploring #optoutside #livebravely #womenwhoexplore #borealforest #backcountryhiking #hammock #hanmocktenting #saskatchewan #prairiesnorth #meanwhileinsask #hydroflask #keencanada #icebreaker #wildprairiedesigns A post shared by Ashlyn · Adventure Travel (@thelostgirlsguide) on Nov 2, 2019 at 1:05pm PDT\nAlthough Saskatchewan hasn't closed its border, the government is currently restricting all non-essential travel in and out of their northern communities.\nThere’s no official end date for this right now, but restrictions could ease off in the coming weeks.\nHowever, if you were hoping to visit Saskatchewan to camp, think again. Officials have confirmed that “camping in provincial parks will only be open to Saskatchewan residents starting June 1, until further notice.”\nNorthwest Territories, Nunavut & Yukon\nView this post on Instagram Lookit this potato makin' it up a mountain 💪 A post shared by Brianne Samson (@briannexplores) on May 14, 2019 at 5:09pm PDT\nFor now, Canada’s territories are off-limits.\nAll three regions have active public health orders that ban almost anybody from outside of the area from entering.\nIf the territories are at the top of your bucket list, it might be a couple more months before you can start planning your dream trip.