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National parks and historic sites set to partially open June 1

Thursday, May 14th 2020, 2:36 pm - Camping won't be allowed until June 21, at the earliest.

Some 38 parks and 171 historic sites are expected to open in Canada starting June 1, but camping will be prohibited until at least June 21, the Canadian Press reports.

Not all areas of the sites will be available to the public. Speaking to reporters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said only areas where physical distancing is possible will be accessible.

All national parks and sites have been closed for more than a month due to the pandemic.

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Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said trails, day-use areas, green spaces, and some recreational boating will be permitted after June 1 but people are encouraged to check online before visiting a park, as restrictions will vary by location.

In his address to the nation, Trudeau said the closures won't last forever and thanked Canadians for staying home and allowing health care providers to "get ahead" of COVID-19.

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