Many other outdoor recreation areas are seeing similar restrictions throughout the province and country. File Photo

Closure of Teck’s land holdings prohibits overnight camping

In adherence to provincial restrictions, various recreation sites no longer allow overnight use

In an effort to support social distancing efforts, Teck has closed overnight access to all private land holdings in the Elk Valley. The limitation was released on April 9, and will immediately prohibit overnight camping until further notice.

The decision was made in alignment with the recently announced provincial restriction that prohibits camping and motorized recreation throughout the Koocanusa Recreation Strategy area. Both restraints were set in place to ensure that directions from provincial health officers pertaining to COVID-19 are respected and followed.

Though Teck’s land holdings are off-limits for overnight camping, the area remains open for day use as long as social distancing guidelines are followed. As a result, unnecessary travel is advised against and environmental responsibility remains an ongoing priority when using the outdoor sites.

For more updates on COVID-19 related matters, visit Teck’s website at Teck.com/coalmaps. Any questions pertaining to the information above can be addressed to Teck’s Community Feedback line at 1-855-806-6854 or to feedbackteckcoal@teck.com.



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