Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your visit to Gwaii Haanas
Starting June 1, some Parks Canada places will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Information will be updated regularly.
Only places and activities where health and safety risks can be managed will be available for visitation. We are asking visitors to be cautious and conservative in their use of these places, to observe travel restrictions, respect closures, follow the guidance of public health experts, and to make every effort to keep one another safe.
Opening details will differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Parks Canada and COVID-19 (updated May 27, 2020)
The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority.
Being outdoors and in nature brings a number of health and wellness benefits., It is important that people have access to natural spaces where they can go to get exercise and fresh air in settings that facilitate physical distancing.
On June 1, 2020, Parks Canada will begin a safe, gradual opening of some outdoor locations in national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.
- Starting June 1, visitors will be permitted to access some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations. Until then, all suspensions of visitor services and closures of facilities announced in March remain in place.
- For their own safety, visitors should not try to access locations that are closed.
- All camping facilities remain closed until at least June 21, 2020, while Parks Canada assesses whether and how these services might resume. Group activities and public events will be prohibited until further notice. All existing reservations set to take place prior to June 21, 2020, will be automatically cancelled and refunded in full.
- Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.
The latest information you need to know about your visit to Gwaii Haanas
The temporary closure of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area, and Haida Heritage Site will remain in place until at least June 30, 2020.
Haida traditional use of the area may continue, please contact the Council of the Haida Nation for more info.
While Parks Canada will maintain response capabilities for emergencies within Gwaii Haanas, response times could take longer due to our reduced capacity. By respecting the closure you are helping to reduce strain on rescue services and the emergency management system.
During the closures, key team members will be working remotely to ensure critical operations continue. If you need to reach Gwaii Haanas please email: email@example.com.
Parks Canada is working with local health authories and partners to keep our community informed and safe.
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