Guidelines for visiting with us.

Please remember, not all villages are ready for outside visitors. Try and remember to research ahead of time about where you are travelling to and what is open.

Because of COVID-19, we are all having to adapt to the "new normal". This does not mean no visiting or fun, rather, small changes that will keep our workspace, community and tourists safe. We are following guidelines set by the Government of British Columbia and have a few suggestions for our potential visitors to follow.

The safety of our tourists and Museum Staff is our top priority.

Here are some suggestions from the BC Visitors Guide that we encourage you to follow:

1. FEELING SICK? PARK VISITS CAN WAIT.

Stay home if you have:

ƒ A cough, fever or any symptoms of illness,

ƒ Recently returned from travel outside of Canada; or

ƒ Been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

2. STAY SAFE.

As we get outside, remember to play it safe this summer. Refer to posted signs and follow the direction of park operators and staff – they are as invested in your safety as you are.

 

Take extra caution in day-use areas and on hiking trails to reduce risk and avoid injury. Recreate within your skill level so as not to put others in emergency response, search and rescue and our health care system at risk.

3. LIMIT TOUCH POINTS AND KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.

 

Keep yourself and others safe by limiting touchpoints.

ƒ Be mindful of high-touch areas and objects within the park (e.g., handrails, garbage lids, wayfinding maps).

ƒ Sanitize your hands after coming into contact with common areas or avoid touching altogether. Although we’ve moved outside, physical distancing still has a role to play in safe outdoor recreation. Practice physical distancing in campgrounds and day-use areas by:

ƒ Lining up two metres apart at washrooms, shower buildings and taps.

ƒ Maintaining two metres of distance when setting up at the beach.

ƒ Visiting day-use areas of the park early in the morning or later in the day to avoid crowds.

ƒ Modelling good trail etiquette by maintaining a distance between other hikers and making room for others to pass.

Please note: Due to social distancing, the maximum occupancy of vehicle campsites is 8 people.

4. KEEP NATURE SERENE AND YOUR HANDS CLEAN.

Clean hands help keep everyone safe. Wash your hands frequently, especially when coming and going from your campsite. Follow these hand-hygiene guidelines:

ƒ Lather up with soap and warm water.

ƒ Wash your hands for 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “happy birthday” twice).

ƒ Use an alcohol-based sanitizer when hand washing is not an option.

ƒ Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

ƒ Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue rather than your hands. Immediately dispose of used tissues in a waste bin or bag and clean your hands right away.

5. USE COMMON SENSE IN COMMON AREAS

Limit your time in common areas and be considerate of other campers. When it comes to washrooms and shower facilities, please work together to adhere to the posted limit for the building.

 

When inside, give each other a lot of space – think the length of a hockey stick or a pool noodle.

 

We all know how much children enjoy playing in groups and on playgrounds. Parents are expected to help their children navigate physical distancing guidelines and adhere to posted signs and facility closures.

 

Younger children should be accompanied by a parent or adult when using common facilities and areas. Bring along sanitizing wipes and any other supplies you may need to keep tiny hands safe.

 

Enhanced cleaning measures are in place for common facilities, but we can all do our part to keep our common areas and frequently used spaces clean.

 

Above all, we ask that you practice patience, kindness and consideration as tourists and Ksan Village staff navigate this new way of working, together.

When visiting, please make sure to follow the rules and suggestions from the BC Government. We take the safety of our people and visitors seriously and we hope you do.

© 2020 by the Gitanmaax Band

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