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Ferry Island Campground Opening to Locals on May 19

Users must live in the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine in the City of Terrace, Electoral Area C, or Electoral Area E
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May 12, 2020

In line with the provincial government’s strategy for campgrounds, the City of Terrace will begin opening the Ferry Island Campground to the public. While we would love to allow all guests to visit us, we are taking a staggered approach to opening the campground.

On Tuesday, May 19, Ferry Island Campground will open for locals only. We are staying local for the time being with the goal of minimizing non-essential travel, as per the guidelines of our trusted health authorities in the provincial government. You must live in the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine in the City of Terrace, Electoral Area C, or Electoral Area E in order to camp (see the RDKS map here: https://rdks.geomapguide.ca/map/guest.htm).

Here are some important things you need to know if you want to camp:

Registering:

  • The person reserving the site must be planning to camp—reserving sites for others will not be permitted.
  • Identification will be required on arrival. Anyone showing up without identification or who does not live in the permitted areas will not be allowed to camp.
  • Registration will take place outdoors by debit or cash only.

Permitted Site Users:

  • Campers must be in self-contained units (trailers, motor homes, etc). No tenting is allowed.
  • Only one self-contained unit will be allowed per site, with only direct household members within that site.

Campsite Activities:

  • Shared facilities like washrooms and showers will remain closed.
  • Guests must maintain the two-metre physical distancing from any other guests who are not in the same household.
  • Campfire use is limited to 6 people around a campfire with physical distancing measures in place, as per the previous bullet point.

For the safety of all guests, the campground operator will be wearing gloves and wiping the debit machine after use. Hand sanitizer will be available. In addition, we will be regularly disinfecting the water taps, garbage can lids, and the outhouses that remain open for walkers. After campers check out, the operator will wipe down picnic tables to get ready for the next guests.

Thanks for your co-operation and understanding. If we all continue to do our part to minimize unnecessary travel, stay home if we’re sick, and maintain physical distancing with those whom we don’t live with, we will hopefully reach a point soon when we can open up the campground for all visitors!

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