FORT ERIE (May 10, 2021) In response to COVID-19, the Town of Fort Erie is temporarily restricting access to Bay Beach and limiting patron capacity starting when the Provincial Stay-at-Home Order ends, currently scheduled for May 20, 2021. The temporary restrictions to Bay Beach are aligned with Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework.
“We will be implementing different safety measures at Bay Beach for each phase of the Province’s COVID-19 Response framework. These safety measures will help keep beachgoers safe. As restrictions loosen up in Niagara and Ontario, so will the restrictions at Bay Beach,” said Tom Kuchyt, CAO.
The new temporary restrictions will impact when and how beachgoers can access Bay Beach this summer. Based on a new admission matrix, beachgoers must show proof of residency such as a driver’s licence as well as one of three eligible 2021 Bay Beach passes (restrictions apply):
- Resident Season Pass – Fort Erie residents and taxpayers can purchase a 2021 Bay Beach Resident Season Pass for $10 each when the Provincial Stay-at-Home Order ends, currently scheduled for May 20, 2021. Bay Beach Resident passes must be purchased in advance. A schedule of times, dates and locations will be available soon.
- Commercial Season Pass – Registered short-term rental operators in Fort Erie can purchase a commercial pass for $100 each once the Province moves the Niagara Region into Orange, Yellow or Green.
- Day Pass – Day passes will be available to Niagara Region residents for $5 each when the Niagara Region is in Orange, Yellow or Green. People living outside the Niagara Region will be eligible to use a day pass when the Niagara Region is in Green.
Beachgoers living in a region that is marked as Grey will be denied access to the beach even with an eligible commercial or day pass. For more information about the temporary restrictions to Bay Beach, please visit https://baybeach.forterie.ca.