Visitors are asked to plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience

June 18, 2021                                      Aulac, New Brunswick                                      Parks Canada Agency

National historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas offer Canadians places to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of being outdoors and opportunities to discover history, while respecting the guidance of public health experts.

Beginning Saturday, June 19, Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site is pleased to welcome visitors for the 2021 summer season.

The health and safety of visitors, employees and all Canadians is of the utmost importance to Parks Canada. Before visiting, there are a few things that everyone should remember:

  • Plan ahead. The Parks Canada website provides detailed information on what locations are open, what to expect, how to prepare, and what services are available. At this time, although the Visitor Center and museum are open with certain restrictions, please be advised that the outdoor portable toilets only are available to visitors to the site. Be sure to check the national historic site’s website before you travel.
  • Follow travel restrictions and respect the guidance of public health experts. We all need to do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep one another safe. It is important to always follow travel restrictions, even when visiting national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas. At Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site visitors must wear a mask or face covering in all indoor spaces, including the British Casemate and Visitor Center, as well as any other areas where physical distancing is not possible.
  • Make safe choices. Choose activities that correspond with your level of experience in order to avoid injury and/or getting lost and help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Be self-sufficient. Pack a kit that includes extra hygiene supplies such as hand sanitizer, soap, masks or face coverings, garbage bags and a tablecloth. You should be prepared to bring your own water and food.
  • Leave no trace. Help us keep this special place clean by using appropriate garbage containers or by taking all your garbage with you.
  • Respect wildlife. Learn more about the fauna and flora at Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site before you visit, remember to never feed wildlife and to always give them the space they need, respect closures, and keep your pet on a leash at all times.

Further information and tips to help ensure a safe and enjoyable visit are available on the Parks Canada website at: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/securite-safety/covid-19-info/covid-19-visite-visit

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