Visi­tor ser­vices and ve­hi­cle ac­cess at Water­ton Lakes Na­tional Park con­tin­ued over Vic­to­ria Day long week­end

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Alberta -

Parks Canada main­tained the pan­demic pro­to­col and visi­tor ser­vices and ve­hi­cle ac­cess con­tin­ued to be sus­pended at all na­tional parks, na­tional his­toric sites, her­itage canals and na­tional marine con­ser­va­tion ar­eas, in­clud­ing Water­ton Lakes Na­tional Park, over the Vic­to­ria Day Long Week­end.

All ser­vices and fa­cil­i­ties such as camp­grounds, the Visi­tor Cen­tre, trail­head park­ing lots, play­grounds and pic­nic shel­ters re­main closed, with the ex­cep­tion of the Fire­hall wash­room in the town­site. All events, group and in­ter­pre­tive ac­tiv­i­ties re­main sus­pended un­til fur­ther no­tice.

Parks Canada un­der­stands the im­por­tance na­ture plays in the men­tal and phys­i­cal well-be­ing of Cana­di­ans, par­tic­u­larly now. Parks Canada will be­gin a safe, grad­ual open­ing of some out­door lo­ca­tions in se­lect na­tional parks, na­tional his­toric sites, and na­tional marine con­ser­va­tion ar­eas start­ing June 1.

Un­til June 1, all sus­pen­sions of visi­tor ser­vices and clo­sures of fa­cil­i­ties an­nounced in March re­main in place. For their own safety, Cana­di­ans should not try to ac­cess lo­ca­tions that are closed, par­tic­u­larly over the Vic­to­ria Day long week­end.

Please visit pc.gc.ca and fol­low Parks Canada’s so­cial me­dia chan­nels for in­for­ma­tion and up­dates on the sta­tus of all Parks Canada places.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the Canada Bor­der Ser­vices Agency (CBSA) is ad­vis­ing trav­ellers that the sea­sonal open­ing of the Chief Moun­tain, Al­berta bor­der cross­ing

(AB Hwy 6) will be de­layed un­til fur­ther no­tice due to COVID-19. The Chief Moun­tain High­way in Water­ton Lakes Na­tional Park is closed at the Belly River gate. The full CBSA an­nounce­ment is avail­able on­line: www.canada.ca/en/bor­der-ser­vices-agency/ news/2020/05/chief-moun­tain-bor­der-crossin­gopen­ing-de­layed-due-to-covid-19.html

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