PARKS CANADA CALLS ON VISITORS TO STAY HOME TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S EFFORTS TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
VISITOR SERVICES AND VEHICLE ACCESS AT THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
MALLORYTOWN LANDING, March 30, 2020– Parks Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and employees. As a result, the Agency has implemented suspensions of visitor services and vehicle access at Thousand Islands National Park to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risks to all users of Parks Canada places. These suspensions are in effect at Parks Canada places across the country.
At Thousand Islands National Park, this means that all parking lots, trails, washrooms and composting toilets, day use facilities, showers, play structures, the visitor centre, all camping facilities including oTENTiks, boat launches, docking and mooring facilities are closed on all islands and at Mallorytown Landing, Jones Creek and Landon Bay. Administration offices are closed to the public except for deliveries.
Parks Canada is asking Canadians to stay home. Anyone considering a visit to a Parks Canada location should cancel their plans. These actions are intended to significantly reduce visitation and respects the advice of public health experts to stay home and avoid public gatherings.
Parks Canada will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance and snow removal, fire response, among others.
Detailed information on Parks Canada places and the measures the Agency is taking to limit the spread of COVID-19 can be found at pc.gc.ca. Please check regularly for updates