NPCA & COVID-19

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The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Ontario and taking steps to help prevent the spread of infection.

On this page, you will find the most up-to date information on impacts to NPCA programs and services, including cancellations, closures, and processes for re-opening. If you'd like to receive notice when this page is updated, click 'Sign Up' on the right.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions relating to NPCA services, events, programs, and more.

The NPCA has the following measures in place to proactively protect staff and members of the public from the potential risk of contracting COVID-19:

  • Closure of NPCA Main Office and park buildings until further notice.
  • The postponement of all in-person conferences and events until further notice.
  • Scheduling of monthly virtual Full-Authority Board of Directors meetings since April 2020.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All NPCA conservation areas remain open for passive use such as hiking and bird watching.
  • A list of NPCA properties and corresponding facilities and amenities can be found at www.npca.ca/parks, where details pertaining to available amenities, services and activities are also posted.
  • Washroom facilities are only available at Ball's Falls Centre for Conservation, Long Beach, Chippawa Creek, and Binbrook Conservation Areas.
  • NPCA's Enforcement, Planning & Regulations staff will continue to operate remotely, and will be available by telephone and email to assist you as necessary.

Public Health- COVID-19 Websites:

Available Tools Below:
Q&A: If you have questions that we haven't answered in the list of FAQs, please send us your question using the Q&A tool below and we'll do our best to address them in a timely manner.

COVID-19 Timeline: A detailed, chronology of NPCA actions and important dates up until July 2020. Followed by COVID-19 major announcements only up until April 2021.

Survey: Fill out this quick 1-minute survey and tell us if this portal helped you find what you were looking for.

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Ontario and taking steps to help prevent the spread of infection.

On this page, you will find the most up-to date information on impacts to NPCA programs and services, including cancellations, closures, and processes for re-opening. If you'd like to receive notice when this page is updated, click 'Sign Up' on the right.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions relating to NPCA services, events, programs, and more.

The NPCA has the following measures in place to proactively protect staff and members of the public from the potential risk of contracting COVID-19:

  • Closure of NPCA Main Office and park buildings until further notice.
  • The postponement of all in-person conferences and events until further notice.
  • Scheduling of monthly virtual Full-Authority Board of Directors meetings since April 2020.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All NPCA conservation areas remain open for passive use such as hiking and bird watching.
  • A list of NPCA properties and corresponding facilities and amenities can be found at www.npca.ca/parks, where details pertaining to available amenities, services and activities are also posted.
  • Washroom facilities are only available at Ball's Falls Centre for Conservation, Long Beach, Chippawa Creek, and Binbrook Conservation Areas.
  • NPCA's Enforcement, Planning & Regulations staff will continue to operate remotely, and will be available by telephone and email to assist you as necessary.

Public Health- COVID-19 Websites:

Available Tools Below:
Q&A: If you have questions that we haven't answered in the list of FAQs, please send us your question using the Q&A tool below and we'll do our best to address them in a timely manner.

COVID-19 Timeline: A detailed, chronology of NPCA actions and important dates up until July 2020. Followed by COVID-19 major announcements only up until April 2021.

Survey: Fill out this quick 1-minute survey and tell us if this portal helped you find what you were looking for.

  • COVID-19 TIMELINE

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    Here is a chronology of COVID-19 PANDEMIC response by NPCA. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out using Q&A tool. We will do our best to answer!

  • April 7, 2021

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    Province-wide stay at home order: parks open for passive use.

  • April 1, 2021

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    Emergency break shut down: parks open for passive use

  • February 16, 2021

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    Province enters colour coded pandemic restrictions system: parks open for passive use.

  • January 14, 2021

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    Province-wide stay at home order: parks open for passive use; main office closed to the public

  • December 26, 2020

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    Province-wide lockdown: parks open for passive use

  • Monday, July 20

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    • Province announces Niagara, Hamilton, Haldimand to progress to Stage 3 effective July 24
  • Monday, June 29

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    • Reservations for transient camping opening today, first camping day on July 6
  • Wednesday, June 17

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    • Binbrook and Ball’s Falls to open to the public on June 19 and Long Beach and Chippawa to open for Day Use on June 20
    • NPCA Staff begin to prepare for delivery of Summer Adventure Day Camp at Ball's Falls
  • Monday, June 15

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    • Washrooms to open at active sites, no showers
    • Province announces Niagara/Hamilton/Haldimand progresses to Phase 2