The provincial government has closed 14 provincial parks because it says not enough people are understanding the seriousness of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Environment said parks throughout B.C. are seeing an increase in visitors, but that many people are not complying with the province’s social-distancing demand.
As a result, the government said it will be closing certain parks and recreation areas, including visitor centres, nature houses, washrooms and day-use areas, until April 30.
B.C. Parks heard from the public, police, First Nations as well as regional and municipal governments about how lack of social distancing is putting the province’s vulnerable populations at risk, the province said.
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