May long weekend is right around the corner and it looks like you'll actually be able to explore some of B.C.'s parks. According to officials, most B.C. parks will reopen just in time for the long weekend. While not every hot spot will be open, there are tons of places that will be allowing visitors as early as the May long weekend to make sure you can get out of the house and into nature. Don't start packing your tent quite yet, camping won't be available until June.\nB.C. officials have finally announced that they will begin to reopen parts of the province as early as Thursday, May 14.\nWhile some parts of the plan are still up in the air, the province hopes to include bars and restaurants in the first phase of reopening.\nIncluded in the first phase of reopening will also be some B.C. provincial parks.\nAccording to B.C. Parks, on Thursday, May 14, “the majority of provincial parks and protected areas and marine parks” will begin to reopen.\nEven though the parks will be reopening doesn't mean safety guidelines have fallen by the wayside.\nSocial distancing and proper hygiene are still expected from everyone who visits the parks. In fact, much more than in the past.\nView this post on Instagram Want to work for BC parks this summer? We are hiring for our 2018 Student Ranger Program! Spend time in the field and work on recreation, conservation and community related projects. . . Find out how to apply, and what skills, certifications, and experience we are looking for through the link in our story. #bcparks #exploreBC A post shared by BC Parks (@yourbcparks) on Apr 3, 2018 at 10:48am PDT\nOpening just in time for the long weekend, the Provincial Health Officer and Minister of Health have both emphasized the importance of getting people outdoors in a safe manner.\nThe parks, however, will only be available for day visits at this time.\nIn the question and answer section of the website, B.C. Parks writes that “Park Operators are working to prepare facilities, services, and hire staff while determining how to best accommodate social distancing between staff and visitors.”\nMost campgrounds in the province will be open for overnight visitors on Monday, June 1. Group campsites, on the other hand, will remain closed until further notice.\nWhen camping does reopen it may look a little different as physical distancing measures will need to be put in place.\nAlberta has already laid some groundwork on what this could look like as they are opening up campgrounds at only half capacity.\nThe B.C. Parks website currently has a list of every park in the province that will be open. Literally hundreds of areas across B.C. have the opening date of Thursday, May 14.\nIn addition to these reopenings, trails, beaches, picnic areas, washrooms, and boat launches for day use will also be opening next Thursday.\nThis means that your long weekend plans can now include some of the outdoor activities you know and love.\nView this post on Instagram Where we’d all probably rather be right now! #rockymountaindreams #throwbackthursday 🏕 🏔 • • • • • • • • #canada #canadianrockies #britishcolumbia #heightoftherockies #hikersofinstagram #travel #beautifuldestinations #backpacking #merknmountains #mountainlife #hikingadventures #adventure #betterdaysahead #mountains #trek #campinglife #imagesofcanada #beautifulbritishcolumbia #trekking #travelphotography #canada_gram #kootenaylife #canada_true #pentax #ricohimaging #teampentax #43mmlimited #lightworld A post shared by Luke Welland (@lightworld_travel) on May 7, 2020 at 1:27pm PDT\nAt this time, B.C. Parks has not specified if visiting these areas is for locals only.\nUnder the “health and safety guidelines” section of the website, it reads that everyone should be visiting parks close to home. Visitors should also respectful of any closures and everyone should be following proper physical distancing requirements.\nAnyone who wants to visit is also encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.