Beaches are either open — or starting to open — in Canada for the season.
But this year will be different. COVID-19 has made physical distancing a top priority, and officials are taking steps to ensure Canadians can have a safe and enjoyable beach visit.
But things are changing quickly.
While some beaches opened in Ontario earlier this month, for example, all beaches in the South Bruce Peninsula were promptly closed after thousands of people crammed themselves into small spaces along sandy shores, sparking fears of a COVID-19 resurgence.
The closure speaks to our current climate of uncertainty as officials try to balance public health and leisurely activities.
TOURIST DESTINATIONS ABROAD SETTING THE TREND?
As tourism cautiously opens up around the world, some sea-side destinations are taking precautions to make sure their beaches remain safe.
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