FILE - A “closed” sign is pictured on Monday, May 18, 2020 outside of the entrance to the Pesuta Shipwreck Trail, part of the Naikoon Provincial Park. On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the park partially reopened to day use on two trails. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)

FILE - A “closed” sign is pictured on Monday, May 18, 2020 outside of the entrance to the Pesuta Shipwreck Trail, part of the Naikoon Provincial Park. On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the park partially reopened to day use on two trails. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)

UPDATE: Naikoon Provincial Park partially reopens for day use on two trails

Cape Fife, White Creek trails reopened for day use only on June 17; Camping still prohibited

The Naikoon Provincial Park has partially reopened to day use on two trails.

According to a spokesperson for the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the park reopened the Cape Fife and White Creek trails only for day use on June 17.

The spokesperson said camping was still not allowed.

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Provincial parks were shut down over the Easter weekend to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Many other provincial parks reopened for day use earlier, on May 14.

At the time of publication, the BC Parks website said the Pure Lake Provincial Park remained fully closed.

The Council of the Haida Nation travel ban for non-residents was also still in place.

Correction: This story has been updated. A spokesperson for the B.C. Ministry of Environment previously said that Naikoon partially reopened to day use and camping on June 17, but camping was still not allowed at the time of publication.

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