As one of the largest federal custodians, Parks Canada manages a variety of real property and infrastructure assets. In these two parks, the infrastructure portfolio is wide-ranging and includes assets such as roads, bridges, buildings, trails, campgrounds, water and wastewater treatment facilities, visitor centre and operations compounds.
Parks Canada’s Federal Infrastructure Investment Program
Announced in 2015, Parks Canada is investing $3 billion over five years to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. Here at Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park, almost $16 million will be spent on these improvements.
This historic investment supports conservation while making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.
A significant amount of Parks Canada’s existing infrastructure assets requires action now. The improvements are expected to continue until 2020.
Trail and washroom upgrades along Flowerpot Island by Parks Canada staff is expected to continue throughout June.
How this may affect your visit: Access will be provided to all the iconic destinations on the island, however, trail construction crews and machinery will be present on the trails.
Cyprus Lake Campground Area (Bruce Peninsula National Park)
Work has begun in and around the Cyprus Lake area. Already completed, the campground office and entrance gatehouse are new and improved. For 2016 construction to rebuild the staff house, Head of Trails orientation area and the new multi use trail will impact the campgrounds with noise and construction traffic.
How this may affect your visit: During construction, reduction to one lane, construction noise and increased traffic is expected between 7am and 7pm.
Emmett Lake Road to Halfway Log Dump (Bruce Peninsula National Park)
Installing eco passages under the road for small animal crossing will result in full road closures for as many as 4 days in the month of June. These dates are weather dependent and will be posted when determined.
Backcountry camping: Any visitor who has made reservations for backcountry sites impacted by Emmett Lake road closure will be notified and provided an alternative access to the shoreline.
Thank you for your patience while these project are underway. Please call the Visitor Centre for the most up to date information. (519) 596-2233 ext 0
Maintenance work of a park trail in progress © Parks Canada