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Anyone who parks in P.E.I. National Park risks being towed: Parks Canada

This picture taken Sunday at the Covehead Lighthouse, adjacent to Covehead Harbour in the P.E.I. National Park, shows cars parked on the Gulfshore Parkway East. A no-parking regulation, which was announced on Friday, prohibits parking in the P.E.I. National Park, including along highways and roads, as well as in parking lots.
This picture taken Sunday at the Covehead Lighthouse, adjacent to Covehead Harbour in the P.E.I. National Park, shows cars parked on the Gulfshore Parkway East. A no-parking regulation, which was announced on Friday, prohibits parking in the P.E.I. National Park, including along highways and roads, as well as in parking lots. - Saltwire
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Parks Canada says it plans on enforcing tight restrictions around visitation to the P.E.I. National Park.
Following physical distancing recommendations by P.E.I.’s chief public health officer, Parks Canada announced last Friday that parking anywhere in the National Park was prohibited, including along highways and roads.
Then, over the weekend it became clear that people weren’t listening.
Ed Jager, director of visitor experience for Parks Canada, said this past weekend, many Islanders visited the National Park, some of whom were in large groups, disregarding parking restrictions and not following guidelines set out by Dr. Heather Morrison.
Megan Damini, media relations with Parks Canada, said Wednesday if people aren’t going to listen, they’re going to act.
“Any vehicles found to be in violation of closures in P.E.I. National Park, including parking lots and road closures, can be towed at the owner’s expense,’’ Damini said in an email to The Guardian.
The following roads are closed until further notice — Wild Rose Road in Greenwich, Dalvay Crescent in Dalvay, Terre Rouge Lane in Oceanview and Grahams Lane from the entrance kiosks to the Cavendish Beach parking lots in Cavendish.
The following roads will be closed as of 8 a.m. on Thursday — Gulf Shore Parkway East will be closed to vehicle access in two sections — between the Brackley gate and Covehead Harbour (Brackley-Covehead) and between Winter Road and Ross Lane Beach (Dalvay-Ross Lane).
Gulf Shore Parkway West will also be closed to vehicle access between Cawnpore Lane and Cape Turner in Cavendish.

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