It’s shaping up to be a happy Canada Day indeed. The Elk Falls suspension bridge area and Millennium Trail are set to re-open July 1, BC Hydro announced this morning.
It’s one of the last recreation areas around Campbell River to re-open, but that’s because the bridge receives about 200,000 visitors per year, a news release said.
BC Parks and BC Hydro are reminding visitors to travel in small groups, maintain proper physical distancing, avoid congested areas, wash or sanitize hands often, and avoid high-touch areas like railings and interpretive signs.
BC Hydro’s Campbell River Hydroelectric Discovery Centre, next to the Elk Falls suspension bridge parking lot, is scheduled to re-open in early July. BC Hydro and the Museum at Campbell River are working on plans for a safe re-opening.
“We are excited to full open these wonderful community amenities up again,” said BC Hydro spokesperson, Stephen Watson. “Thank you for helping keep everyone safe and our shared recreation areas open.”
The Canyon View Trail, which opened up May 14 has seen an increase in use, he said.
If there is an increase in COVID-19 cases in the future, BC Parks and BC Hydro may announce future closures.