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Don’t expect to start seeing all those Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia license plates in Brevard County, which are typical as the seasons change.

At least 500 paddlers — mostly from Canada — will not be making their annual trek to Indian Harbour Beach this fall, due to their country’s COVID-19 travel restrictions.

World-class kayak and canoe paddlers from teams from several nations, including Canada, train in the warm weather of Indian Harbour Beach at Oars and Paddles Park. Several of these paddlers compete in the Olympics, and spend up to six months in Brevard, but the teams cannot come this year due to travel restrictions from COVID-19. (Photo: TIM SHORTT/ FLORIDA TODAY)

“Oh, goodness, we’d usually get 500 Canadians down here and they would come for just under six months, from November and they’d have to leave in April,” said