With the last day of sunshine forecast to hit the Tri-Cities this week, the message from public health officials has never been more clear: Stay home.
After all, all playgrounds, rec centres and local ski hills are shut.
In a video posted to Twitter, Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal minister responsible for Parks Canada, warned, "Anyone considering a visit to a Parks Canada location should cancel their trips.”
National parks, like most of our shared public spaces, were closed at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and will remain so until further notice. And limits were put on the use of city parks in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, where sports fields, playgrounds, skate parks and dog parks are off limits.
But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun.
If you’re desperate for some vitamin D, you can join the rest of the Tri-Cities in celebrating a regional Porch Party today (Wednesday) from 5 to 6 p.m.
Many gyms forced to shut due to the ongoing health crisis are also coming up with virtual workout classes done just as easily on your porch or balcony.
So stay fit, have fun and — once again — stay home.