Federal government of Canada announces national parks will be reopening in June
At a press conference on May 14, Canadian Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced that some national parks would be open for use in June.
According to Parks Canada, "Starting June 1, 2020, Parks Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada will offer limited visitor access and basic services at some national parks, national wildlife areas, national historic sites, heritage canals, and marine conservation areas across the country. There will also be a gradual resumption of some key field-based ecological and cultural protection activities."
In provinces where parks have not reopened, the national parks will also remain closed.
Where national parks are open, Parks Canada has stated that "visiting these places will be different than it has been in the past." Visitors should check the Parks Canada website for further details.
Those interested in camping, though, will have to wait until June 21 at the earliest. At that point, that option will be reassessed.
Admission will not be free, according to Parks Canada.
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