PARKS CANADA AND PUBLIC ACCESS TO PARK SITES AND SERVICES – TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY

Parks Canada

Apr 28, 2020

In an April 15, 2020 notice, we learned that all Parks Canada facilities are temporarily closed, all visitor services and all motor vehicle access by visitors are suspended until further notice.

We also learned that for the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site, critical services of construction projects and water management will continue while lockage and mooring will remain suspended until May 31.

On April 15, Parks Canada announced that its visitor facilities, including lockage and mooring, will remain suspended until May 31. As such, the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site will not open for through navigation before June 1. In the interim, Parks Canada will continue to deliver critical services to support public safety including water management on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Visitor Services that are affected

• Lockstations: CLOSED
• Visitors Centre: CLOSED
• Parking lots: CLOSED
• Day use areas: CLOSED
• Trails: CLOSED
• Boat launches and mooring areas: CLOSED

Boat launches and mooring areas

The Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site and its associated mooring areas and boat launches are closed to the public in the interest of limiting the potential risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. Unmarked hazards may exist and aids to navigation may be missing, off-station, or inoperable. Use of the waterway at this time is discouraged and at one’s own risk. The public is asked to follow the advice of public health experts on physical distancing.

Parks Canada will re-evaluate the temporary closure on an ongoing basis and keep you updated as more information becomes available. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for updates. 

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