Parks Canada has cancelled Canada Day celebrations at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse on July 1 due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canada Day events nixed at Fort Rodd Hill, Fisgard Lighthouse due to pandemic

Visitors still allowed to enjoy outdoor spaces on property

Many Canada Day celebrations across the nation have been snuffed out this year due to COVID-19, including a popular Greater Victoria attraction.

Parks Canada has cancelled its celebrations for Canada Day, on the country’s 153rd birthday, at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites.

All historic buildings, the lighthouse, and the welcome centre are among a few of the amenities that will be closed during the holiday. A few public washrooms will remain open, but all interpretive programming and special events have been cancelled until further notice.

Visitors are still allowed to drop by the historic sites, as some outdoor spaces are still open, including the beach, nature trail and upper, lower and Belmont battery.

Notably, the oTENTik spaces will remain closed for the rest of the 2020 camping season.

READ MORE: Despite pandemic, country figuring out different ways to celebrate Canada Day

ALSO READ: Yukon to reopen travel from B.C., N.W.T. and Nunavut on Canada Day


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