Starting May 20, some parks and wildlife reserves will be open in Quebec
 

Starting May 20, some parks and wildlife reserves will be open in Quebec

Attractions to discover, May 15, 2020 (Revised on May 15, 2020) 2020-05-15
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Starting May 20, some parks and wildlife reserves will be open in Quebec
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, Sépaq

This week the Sepaq agency of the Government of Quebec has announced that many of the province’s parks and wildlife reserves will be partially accessible starting May 20. This announcement of a gradual reopening is like a breath of fresh air since there’s no denying the beneficial effect nature has on our well-being! As of that date, visitors will be allowed to access open parks to practise a number of individual sports (including hiking, kayaking, golf, tennis and many more). If you do decide to visit those parks, however, please remember that the government recommendation to avoid travel between regions is still in effect at this time.

What you need to know beforehand

1) Online ticket purchases are mandatory.
You must buy your daily access pass online before your visit a national park. Click here.

2) Service buildings are not currently accessible.
That includes the washrooms! This measure aims to avoid gatherings of people indoors.

3) Not all parks and activities are available right away.
Since this is a gradual reopening, only some hiking and cycling trails are open at the moment, as well as some lakes for autonomous fishing. To check if a park or wildlife reserve near you is open or for details regarding activities, visit the Sépaq website.

Gradual reopening of parks and reserves in Quebec as of May 20.
Gradual reopening of parks and reserves in Quebec as of May 20.

National Parks of Canada: Partial reopening scheduled for June 1

Some of Canada’s national parks and historic sites will also reopen for partial use next month to offer limited access and services. The Parks Canada website is updated regularly.

Run, pedal and paddle! But be sure to stay safe!
Enjoy the outdoors, but be sure to stay safe!

Free to run, pedal and paddle!

Practising some of our favourite sports – while maintaining good hygiene measures – will be possible as of May 20. It will be a chance to make the most of beautiful springtime weather! Click here to find the full list of permitted outdoor activities and the health measures to abide by.

No matter which activities you choose to partake in, always remember to respect physical distancing measures and obey travel restrictions.

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