Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of the Environment Jonathan Wilkinson are expected to announce today their intention to begin a gradual opening of federal parks and historic sites across the country.
Since the deadly virus causing COVID-19 locked the country in mid-March, all national parks and historic sites have been closed, visitor services and all access to motor vehicles suspended.
Gradual reopening must be accompanied by measures to ensure the safety of visitors and workers.
The plan includes some 38 parks and 171 historic sites, including lighthouses, forts, canals and monuments, which are administered by Parks Canada.
However, none of them should be open in time for the long weekend ahead.