COVID-19: no camping before May 31 in the parks

Wednesday April 15, 2020

COVID-19: no camping before May 31 in the parks

SOURCE: Journal de Montréal (Own traduction)

There will be no camping or other activity in federal parks, conservation areas or historic sites until at least May 31, Parks Canada announced on Wednesday.

These guidelines may remain in effect after May 31, depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic.

"The Government of Canada is asking Canadians to stay home and help limit the spread of COVID-19. Parks Canada is taking these additional steps to help keep people safe, "said Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson, in a statement.

All Parks Canada services and facilities for visitors therefore remain closed. This includes restrooms, visitor centers and camping (even in the hinterland). Vehicle access to federal parks also remains prohibited.

No new reservations can be made before June 1, and it could even be later, depending on the epidemic. All reservations already made for the period up to May 31 will be automatically canceled and fully refunded.

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