Know Before You Go: Victoria Day Long Weekend 2020 in Northern Bruce Peninsula

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May 15, 2020 - For Immediate Release

NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA – As the Province continues to open certain segments of the economy and public spaces, the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula is asking all visitors to do their homework before travelling.

The following facilities remain closed:

-Bruce Peninsula National Park and Grotto

-Fathom Five Marine Park

-Municipal outdoor recreational amenities such as playground structures, sports fields, picnic sites

-Restaurants – Open for take-out only

-Short Term Accommodations – ex: cottage rentals

-Beaches

The following is a list of facilities that are open:

-Provincial Parks – Day-use only

-Portions of The Bruce Trail have re-opened. Check online for updates at: https://brucetrail.org/

-Lion’s Head Beach Campground – Seasonal trailer owners with full-season contracts may visit their site and perform maintenance but cannot stay overnight.

-Boat Launches including:

•Burma Road

•Cameron Lake

•Miller Lake

•Lion’s Head Harbour (Day use only, no docking)

•Tobermory Marina (Day use only, no docking)

Fire Ban

Effective on May 16th, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. the fire ban which encompasses the boundaries of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula will be lifted. A fire permit will be required to hold an outdoor burn. Check the municipal website for permit applications.

Waste Disposal Sites

The Waste Disposal Sites will re-open to the public on Friday, May 15, 2020. The summer hours of operation are in effect. Residents are encouraged to pay by credit/debit or account. Cash will not be accepted at this time. Only 5 vehicles will be admitted to the site at one time.

Locations and hours of operation can be found at www.northbrucepeninsula.ca/waste

Helpful Tips for Cottagers

If you are thinking of travelling to the cottage this weekend, here are some things to keep in mind:

Pack ahead and minimize trips into town.

Check for hours of operations at your favorite establishment before you go.

If you must go out please practice social distancing and/or wear a face mask.

By-Law Officers

Gatherings of more than 5 people continue to be a chargeable offence under Provincial Emergency Orders. By-law officers will be present throughout the weekend to ensure compliance with Provincial and Municipal restrictions. The after-hours phone number is: 1-866-750-8219

“We know people are eager to explore the outdoors and activities of Northern Bruce Peninsula,” says Mayor Milt Mclver. “Take some time, plan ahead, enjoy your weekend safely and follow Federal, Provincial and County health measures.”

For more information contact: Peggy Van Mierlo-West, CAO cao(5)northernbruce.ca