The Village of Queen Charlotte reopened the Haydn Turner Campground (pictured) on Saturday, June 27, 2020, as well as several other municipal amenities. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

The Village of Queen Charlotte reopened the Haydn Turner Campground (pictured) on Saturday, June 27, 2020, as well as several other municipal amenities. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Village of Queen Charlotte reopens Haydn Turner Campground, ‘bear park’ and more

Several Village of Queen Charlotte amenities reopened on Saturday, June 27

Camping may still be closed in provincial parks on Haida Gwaii, but the municipally-owned campsite in Queen Charlotte reopened last weekend.

The Village of Queen Charlotte recently announced the June 27 reopening of several municipal amenities, including the Haydn Turner Campground located on a peninsula west of town.

According to an update on the village website, the campground opened on Saturday and the public washrooms opened on Monday (June 29).

Reservation information is available at queencharlotte.ca.

Campground manager Ashley Furland told the Observer several non-residents have called to reserve sites, but she has been informing them of the Council of the Haida Nation travel ban that is still in effect.

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

Spirit Square, the day park and the youth centre “bear” park also reopened on Saturday, as did the public washrooms at the boat launch and helipad.

The tennis courts will be open and limited to six users at a time.

Users of all these amenities are asked to practise social distancing and encouraged to wipe down surfaces before use.

“If you are sick or have recently been off island, please come back at a later time,” the update said.

Drinking fountains are shut down, so bring your own water.

ALSO READ: Haida Nation commences 3-week period to review provincial impact of Phase 3

Do you have something to add to this story or something else we should report on? Email:
karissa.gall@blackpress.ca.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

CoronavirusQueen Charlotte

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Murder charge laid in February 2020 stabbing death of Smithers man

Michael Egenolf is charged with the second-degree murder of Brodie Cumiskey

Island Health chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick receives a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
COVID-19: B.C. seniors aged 90+ can start to sign up for vaccination on March 8

Long-term care residents protected by shots already given

A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)
Coastal GasLink begins COVID screening of pipeline workers

Construction is once again ramping up following Northern Health approval of COVID management plan

FILE – A COVID-19 vaccine being prepared. (Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing)
B.C. seniors 80 years and older to get COVID vaccine details over next 2 weeks: Henry

Province is expanding vaccine workforce as officials ramp up age-based rollout

Fisheries and Oceans Canada released it's 2021 Pacific Herring Integrated Fisheries Management Plan Feb. 19. (File photo)
Northern herring opportunities kept to a minimum

2021 management plan caps Prince Rupert fishery at 5 per cent

The area on Cordova Bay Road where ancestral human remains were discovered Feb. 22. (Submitted photo)
Human remains discovery a reminder of B.C. Indigenous culture dug up and displaced

‘These are the people who inspired and birthed the generations that we now have here’

Older rental apartments are prime candidates for renovations, and could result in lost affordable housing stock. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
B.C.’s renoviction overhaul a good start, but won’t preserve affordable stock, lawyer says

And still no protection for people who can’t pay rent due to COVID-19

(Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
B.C. WHL teams to hit the ice with Kelowna, Kamloops hub cities

Kelowna, Kamloops centres chosen to host B.C. WHL teams for 24-game regular season

The machines are akin to ATMs and allow drug users at risk of overdose to get hydromorphone pills dispensed to them after their palm has been scanned to identify its unique vein pattern. (CANADIAN PRESS)
Feds dole out $3.5M for ‘vending machines’ to dispense safer opioids in B.C.

The machines are located in four cities across Canada, including Vancouver and Victoria

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Kelowna’s lakefront visitor centre is one of 130 around the province. Tourism businesses have been hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions on travel. (Destination B.C.)
Tourism, small business getting COVID-19 help, B.C. minister says

$300M grant program has delivered $50 million so far

The incident happened in downtown Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar teen recounts stabbing after stranger breaks into grandmother’s house

The unnamed teen survived a terrifying attack Feb. 21

Most Read