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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your visit to Saoyú-ʔehdacho National Historic Site

UPDATE: All visitor access to Saoyú-ʔehdacho National Historic Site is suspended until further notice. Information will be updated regularly.

Applicable Inuvialuit / Sahtu Dene and Metis traditional activities at Western Arctic Field Unit National Parks and National Historic Sites will continue, but all users are asked to follow the advice of NWT public health officials on social distancing.

Update for June 27, 2020: All backcountry activities to be cancelled and refunded for the 2020 season

As we continue to work through these challenging times, the health and safety of visitors, employees, first response teams and all Canadians is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada.

We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at Saoyú-ʔehdacho National Historic Site. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.

All of Parks Canada’s visitor services have been reviewed and adjusted based on the advice of public health experts and measures required by territorial, and local authorities In the interest of limiting the spread of COVID-19 and to help protect the health and safety of staff and visitors, all visitor backcountry permits to Saoyú-ʔehdacho National Historic Site will be cancelled for the 2020 season.

If you have already paid for your backcountry permit or for your business license fees you will be contacted about receiving your refund. Please note that all refunds must be processed using the same method in which the initial payment was received. Parks Canada cannot issue refunds via cheque. No new backcountry permits or business licences will be issued until further notice.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us,

Parks Canada Agency

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