PrimeTime Magazine Spring 2020 - Page 28

LIMITED VISITOR ACCESS AND BASIC SERVICES RESUME AT FUNDY NATIONAL PARK Starting June 1, 2020, Fundy National Park will offer limited visitor access and basic services. Visitors will be able to access the following services and facilities: • Day-use trails including Caribou Plain, Kinnie Brook, East Branch, Upper Salmon and the network of trails in the Chignecto Recreation Area including the pump track. • Day-use spaces in the Headquarters area including the bowl, the soccer field and the bluff, as well as picnic areas at Kinnie Brook, Bennett Lake and Alma Beach. • Washrooms only at the Chignecto Pavilion, Salt and Fir Centre, Bennett Lake Change House, Caribou Plain and Kinnie Brook trailheads, and behind the Visitor Reception Centre in the Headquarters area. Please note that the golf course and swimming pool remain closed until further notice. Trail users should note that Laverty and Point Wolfe roads remain closed to vehicle access and, therefore, are not available as pick-up options for hikers. Hikers who choose to access the park from Dobson Trail or the Fundy Footpath should be aware that their only hiking route options will be longer than normal and they will need to make alternate arrangements for pick-up. 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 are suspended until further notice. Visitors are asked to plan ahead by checking the park’s website before they travel to find out: • what is open • what they can expect • how to prepare for their visit. The health and safety of visitors and employees is of utmost importance to the Government of Canada. Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitors should follow the advice of public health experts, including necessary hygiene practices and physical distancing of two metres from others. Parks Canada is asking Canadians to be cautious and conservative in their use of Fundy National Park, to observe any regional or New Brunswick travel restrictions and to respect any closures that are in place. Anyone participating in recreational activities should be extra cautious to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on search and rescue teams and on the health care system. View of Alma Beach from the hill in Fundy National Park Photo: Parks Canada / Parcs Canada Detailed information on Parks Canada places and the measures the Agency is taking to limit the spread of COVID-19 can be found on the Parks Canada website. Please check regularly for updates. 28 PrimeTime SUMMER/ÉTÉ 2020