Aligning with the re-opening plans of the government of Nova Scotia, Parks Canada and provincial parks are now open for camping.
Both national and provincial parks delayed the start of camping season, which was to begin May 21, due to COVID-19 restrictions. While most day-use parks and day-use areas of campgrounds were opened at the time, for the most part camping and visitor services were closed.
All national park campgrounds located in the province, including front and back country, except Corney Brook Park, have opened. Corney Brook will open June 16.
All roofed accommodations as well as national park entrance gate kiosks are now open. However, visitor reception centres remain closed at this time, according to a recent Parks Canada news release.
Due to provincial restrictions still in place, Fortress of Louisbourg, Alexander Graham Bell, Halifax Citadel, Grand-Pré, Fort Anne and Port-Royal National Historic Sites remain closed. Access and services at these sites will continue to focus on limited day use of trails and other outdoor settings. Green spaces and select washrooms at some locations will be open.
Kevin McBain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin