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The COVID-19 pandemic has crushed the Island’s second-biggest industry. Tourism-based businesses, workers and communities across Canada are preparing for a bleak year, as the crisis curtails travel and makes large gatherings impossible. But provinces whose economies rely heavily on tourism – such as Prince Edward Island risk being hit the hardest.

Dave Hyndman, owner of Dave's Lobster in Charlottetown, PEI..John Morris

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Four individuals walk towards the entrance to Cavendish Grove which is part of the PEI National Park in Cavendish.John Morris/The Globe and Mail

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G. Willkers Gift Shop In Cavendish.John Morris/The Globe and Mail

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Individuals throw rocks into the water at the North Rustico Beach, which is part of the PEI National Park.John Morris/The Globe and Mail

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An individual on the golf greens at the Stanhope Golf & Country Club where PEI is under Phase 1 of Reopening during the COVID19 Pandemic. In Stanhope.JOHN MORRIS/The Globe and Mail

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A vehicle with New Brunswick plates approaches an access point to the PEI National Park In Cavendish.John Morris/The Globe and Mail

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A 18-wheeler comes off the Confederation Bridge in Borden-Carleton.John Morris/The Globe and Mail

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The COVID19 checkpoint after entering onto Prince Edward Island awaits traffic as a farmer plants his crop in the background at the Confederation Bridge, Borden-Carleton.John Morris/The Globe and Mail

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Sandspit, a PEI Theme Park, sits vacant in Cavendish.John Morris/The Globe and Mail

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Individuals fish along the Bonnshaw River after PEI started the process of loosening up restrictions on COVID19 in Bonshaw.JOHN MORRIS/The Globe and Mail

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