August 31, 2020 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is set to reopen Belfountain Conservation Area and the Cheltenham Badlands with a new mandatory reservation system to manage daily visitation for the Fall season. CVC’s online reservation system will open on September 1 for Belfountain Conservation Area and the following week for the Cheltenham Badlands.
“These parks are popular destinations that consistently see high visitation, which can be a challenge to manage. For this reason, we have put a new system in place at each park to keep everyone safe,” said Terri LeRoux, Senior Manager, PARCS for CVC. “Our reservation system will allow us to limit the number of people who can enter each property at a time and create the conditions needed for physical distancing.”
Under the new reservation system visitors will be able to book a date and time to visit each property during regular hours of operation. Entry is by reservation only to each park. Visitors will be able to book their visit up to two weeks in advance. More information will be available September 1 at CVCparks.ca.
CVC has put additional measures in place at the parks to help keep everyone safe. This includes limiting visitor capacity at each park and the number of people in their washrooms, encouraging one-way travel on infrastructure and some trails and asking visitors to yield to oncoming trail users so everyone can continue to practice safe physical distancing.
“We’re taking safety for our visitors, staff and communities very seriously,” continued LeRoux. “With enhanced protocol in place, we are ensuring a manageable number of visitors at each property at any given time so that all can safely enjoy these special places.”
For information about all of CVC’s parks or to see the latest updates, visit www.cvc.ca/parkconditions.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. Our watershed is defined by the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drain into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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