b'Travel Safe This SummerBY KATE MARCHThe past eighteen months have shaken our own communitiesThis summer, get outside and explore; but be sure to do it safely: and the entire world in a way we have never known. Everythingcall the attractions before you visit, or book your slot ahead of we understood changed in the blink of an eye, and we weretime. Prepare by going to the websites beforehand to ensure mandated to seek refuge within our own homes to keep our- you have everything you need to experience as safe and pleas-selves and everyone around us safe. As a province, we workedant a visit as possible. We are all in this together, and if we do our together to do our part to overcome the pandemic; and thoughpart, we can nurture Ontarios tourism industry while simultane-we are still fighting this battle, we have made great headway.ously giving ourselves the best summer imaginable.As Summer 2021 approaches, Ontario now finds itself in a stage that allows for attractions to open and occupants to travel.To learn more about the various Ontario attractions and the dif-But how safe is it, really? ferent ways they are operating to keep you safe, please visit our SightSeeing Safely in Ontario videos on our YouTube Channel. Each Ontario attraction aims to provide the safest experienceThis can be found off the main site (link on top right of website). possible, working diligently to prepare for your visitmany inFor coupons and information about what is open in Ontario, fact, implementing extra protocols to ensure that each guestplease visit attractionsontario.ca. receives the best and most sanitary experience possible. This includes adhering to capacity limits, sanitizer stations, request-ing mask-wearing, when necessary, markings to keep people safe and socially distant, timed ticketing, and additional proce-dures unique to each attraction. As eager as you are to visit, the businesses are equally excited to welcome you; and their goal is to make your time with them not only entertaining, but COVID-free and safe.Support Local!The best way to support your Ontario attractions this summer is to visit local. Shop local, tour local and discover local. Take a hike in your local park or peruse the locally owned stores that make up your main town line. And of course, visit your local attractionsmay it be an amusement park, a local zoo, and even roadside landmarks. They need your love, and they need your support. As a bonus this may be one of your safest options as well!Attractions Ontario30'