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Here are the lockdown restrictions that were just lifted in provinces across Canada

Slowly but surely, more restrictions are being lifted across Canada.

Each province and territory has set forth its own gradual reopening plan, and as many parts come into effect, folks are being allowed to experience life outside quarantine.


Quebec's controversial move to reopen elementary schools and daycares outside of the Montreal area begins today, while students can remain at home if they wish. 

Select retails stores (not inside shopping malls) outside of Montreal are also able to reopen today


Similarly, Ontario has begun allowing non-essential retailers to offer curbside pickup, including some stores inside of malls, while hardware stores, garden centres and other seasonal businesses have already recently opened. 

Construction on many sites and auto dealerships across the province are also back open.

Provincial parks across the provinces have been reopened, although physical distancing measures are in place and amenities are closed. Amenities within parks, as well as camping grounds, beaches and playgrounds remain closed.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has eased several restrictions on outdoor recreation, including the reopening of parks and trails, sportfishing and driving ranges.


Newfoundland and Labrador has allowed some medical procedures, golf, hunting and fishing to resume today. Garden centres and professional services such as law firms are also able to reopen today.

British Columbia

Although it hasn't yet technically started to reopen, many folks in British Columbia hit the beach over the weekend while the province is set to begin reopening over the next few weeks.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick is further along and has allowed malls, restaurants, campgrounds and outdoor recreational facilities, museums, galleries and libraries, university and college classes, non-essential offices, elective surgeries and other non-emergency health services to reopen and resume after the province resolved all of its COVID-19 cases earlier this month, only seeing two more since then.


Alberta has already begun reopening parks and other sectors, but its relaunch plan varies across the province. Salons, museums, art galleries, and daycares can reopen this week, as well as malls in Calgary.

Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Saskatchewan and Manitoba are set to begin lifting more restrictions beginning next week.

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Kevin Jeffrey

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