After closing down March 18 during coronavirus restrictions across B.C., Manning Park Resort is set to re-open its doors Thursday.
As of June 1, Emory Creek, Nahatlatch, Silver Lake, Skagit Valley and Manning provincial parks re-opened to camping. The re-opening of select cabins and rooms at the resort for reservation follows on the re-opening of camping in the park.
Existing reservations will be honoured, if possible, and resort staff say they are taking extra precautions to prevent transmission of COVID-19.
This includes spacing dine-in guests throughout the Pinewoods dining room, which will re-open June 5. The resort has also installed plexiglass as well as provided staff with personal protective equipment in any place they would have contact with guests.
“Stringent sanitation processes” in housekeeping are also part of the plans, as is encouranging credit and debit transactions to limit the use of cash.
Some amenities at the resort will also re-open, including the boathouse and the visitor centre. For the time being, the Bear’s Den Pub, the bistro, ganes room and the pool will stay closed.
‘Natural social distancing’ is what Manning offers, said marketing manager Robyn Barker. “It’s one of the greatest places to go because you’ve got tons of space on the trails, although it gets high visitation it doesn’t get the crowds that a lot of the other parks that are closer to Vancouver,” she said.