National parks closed over the long weekend

Parks Canada is reminding everyone in Nova Scotia that visitor services and vehicle access continue to be suspended at all national parks national historic sites, heritage canals, and national marine conservation areas, including Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Fort Anne National Historic Site, Port-Royal National Historic Site, Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, and Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, over the Victoria Day Long Weekend.

All services and facilities such as washrooms, playgrounds, trails, beaches, parking lots, and picnic shelters remain closed. All events, group and interpretive activities are suspended until further notice. All backcountry and front-country camping is prohibited until at least June 21, 2020.

The Cabot Trail, which runs through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, remains open to commercial and through traffic, and the temporary road and ground closures have been lifted at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site while the fort, including its parking lot, remains closed until further notice.

The 2020 angling season in Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site continues to be suspended until further notice. An update will be provided once new dates have been set.

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 and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information and updates on the status of Parks Canada places in Nova Scotia.

Source: Release

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What’s open and what’s closed over the Victoria Day long weekend 2020