Parks Canada has shut down vehicle access nationwide
The latest COVID-19 related news comes from the good folks over at Parks Canada. Following an announcement last week that visitor services would be closed, they’ve now decided to close visitor motor vehicle access to both national parks and historic sites.
The move is unprecedented, at least in our lifetime. It is intended to prevent individuals from congregating in outdoor spaces, even with social distancing measures in effect. Many cities around Canada have already closed some public spaces.
⚠ NEW: To encourage Cdns to #StayHome and minimize risks to our visitors & employees, we are temporarily suspending all visitor vehicle access to #ParksCanada places – effective 12:01 a.m. on Wed., March 25, 2020. https://t.co/x4U68Hi1GB #FlattenTheCurve #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/vEVaZogLye
— Parks Canada (@ParksCanada) March 24, 2020
But, this is is the first national measure to be put in place. And, as much as we would like to escape the city this weekend, we recognize the importance of flattening the curve.
We all can do our part. If it means no national parks for a little while, then we understand. In the meanwhile, you can actually tour American national parks from the comfort of your own homes. Maybe Canada should follow suit?
We know it’s not the same, but we’re staying positive!