GSCA bridgeA phased reopening of some GSCA properties will begin this Saturday (May 23, 2020) after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The regular onboarding of seasonal maintenance staff was prevented due to COVID-19, resulting in a significant shortage of resources, however other staff and volunteers are working to conduct trail inspections and undertaking necessary maintenance and repairs despite these limitations. GSCA appreciates everyone’s patience, as well as their comments and feedback during the closures, which highlight just how valuable GSCA trails are and how important access to nature is for community health and well-being. GSCA would also like to thank all of the volunteers that worked with staff to make this possible.

Some of the properties, including waterfalls and beaches, will remain closed at this time. Be sure to visit for a complete list of properties that remain closed before you plan your hike. GSCA would like to remind everyone that amenities like washrooms and garbage receptacles will not be available, so please plan your visit accordingly. It is advised that people explore close to home to limit non-essential travel; maintain physical distancing when on the trails; avoid touching surfaces; and take all garbage home, including dog waste.

GSCA would like to thank everyone again for their patience during the property closures and welcome hikers back to once again enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature at many of GSCA’s properties.

source: media release, GSCA




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