Parks Canada Sites Re-Open June 1, 2020

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From the sandy beaches and coastal forests of Tofino to the cascade at Takakkaw Falls, UNESCO World Heritage Sites to centuries-old fortifications and lighthouses, some Parks Canada Sites are set to re-open in June.

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Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park

Parks Canada Sites Re-Open June 1, 2020

Starting June 1, 2020, some operations will gradually resume at certain Parks Canada places. You will soon be able to enjoy some trails, day use areas, green spaces, and some access for recreational boating.

All camping facilities remain closed until at least June 21st, while Parks Canada assesses whether and how these services might resume.

Opening dates, visitor access and services will vary across the country depending on the measures in place in each province and territory.

In Metro Vancouver

Starting June 8, 2020, Fort Langley National Historic Site will offer limited visitor access and basic services. Visitors will be able to access the following services and facilities:

  • Grounds of Fort Langley National Historic Site including inside the palisade walls, the orchard, and riverfront trails;
  • Public toilets located behind the café;
  • Parking lot and picnic tables.

Until June 8, these facilities remain closed and they ask that visitors respect these closures in order to allow staff to do the necessary work to prepare for opening.

Visiting Fort Langley National Historic Site will be different than it has been in the past. All historic buildings will be closed. There will be no costumed interpreters, group activities, public events or oTENTik stays at this time.

Fort Langley

The current of suspension of visitor services at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site as well as the temporary closure of visitor facilities, will remain in place until further notice. Interpretive programming, group programs and events at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site are suspended until at least June 30, 2020.

Check the following listings for updates on a National Park or National Historic Site in your region:

National Parks in BC

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

National Heritage Sites in BC

Follow Parks Canada on Facebook for more info.

Update: Campgrounds Opening June 22nd

On June 17th it was announced that Parks Canada campgrounds will be open for booking starting June 22nd. In BC, those sites include: Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park, Glacier National Park, Mount Revelstoke National Park, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Read more info here.

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