COVID-19 and your visit to the Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to the Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
What’s open (updated January 25, 2021)
- Darvard Island;
- Day-use areas, including trails, green spaces and picnic areas;
- Parking lot.
What’s closed (updated January 25, 2021)
- Public toilets;
- Drinking fountain.
Your safety when visiting
Those who choose to access the Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site should follow the advice of public health experts on physical distancing. Everyone will need to be careful in their choices to avoid injury and to minimize any need for emergency response.
During your visit, the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends wearing non-medical masks.
For more information
Parks Canada’s infrastructure program is considered part of the Agency’s critical services to the public. Please consult the Info-Work page [lien] for more information on the work in progress at the Saint-Ours Canal. We will continue to communicate if there are any changes in project status or schedule that impact the public.
As a result, Parks Canada has also suspended all public consultations and formal engagement with stakeholders and Indigenous peoples on management plans until further notice.
Management plans are developed through consultation and input from various people and organizations, including Indigenous peoples, local and regional residents, visitors, and the public.
The Agency is currently focusing its efforts on critical operations. There is, therefore, limited capacity to undertake full and meaningful management planning consultations at this time. Parks Canada also recognizes that the focus of the Canadian public, Indigenous partners and our stakeholders is on public health and safety and the economy.
Parks Canada is committed to resuming all management planning activities, including public consultations and formal engagement with stakeholders and Indigenous peoples, once operations return to normal and capacity allows.
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