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For more information regarding the re-opening of BC Parks, please visit http://bcparks.ca/covid-19/questions-answers/

To check the status of BC Parks, please visit http://bcparks.ca/covid-19/parks-affected/

 

July 10, 2020

 

July 9, 2020

Sea to Sky Parks COVID-19 Return To Work Plan is now available.

 

June 1, 2020

The following day-use parks and campgrounds are now open 

Sea to Sky Corridor

Porteau Cove – Parking lot is open. All campsites and cabins are open.

Shannon Falls – 1/2 the parking lot is open.

Murrin Park – 1/2 the parking lot is open.

Stawamus Chief – Stawamus Chief Park will be open for day use including climbing, however the main Chief Trail (Backside Trail) is closed. Apron Parking Lot and the Climbers Parking lot are open. All campsites are open.

Alice Lake – All campsites are open. 1/3 of the parking lot is open.

Brandywine Falls – Full parking lot available and trails are open.

Nairn Falls – Day-use and campsites open on June 5.

Birkenhead – Day-use is open and campsites are open.

Fraser Valley

Cultus Lake – Maple Bay & Delta Grove campsites are open. Entrance Bay campsite opens on June 8. Clear Creek camping on June 15.  1/2 Maple Bay Cabins are now open.

Sasquatch – Hick’s Lake & Lakeside campsites are now open.

Chilliwack Lake – Paleface & Radium campsites are now open. Flora, Greendrop & Lindeman campsites open June 15.

Skagit/Silver Lake – Silver Lake campsites are now open. Ross Lake opens on June 15.

Bridal Veil Falls – Day-use area now open.

 

May 14, 2020

The following day-use parks are now open.

Sea to Sky

Murrin Park – Limited parking

Stawamus Chief – Stawamus Chief Park will be open for day use including climbing starting, however the main Chief Trail (Backside Trail) is closed. Apron Parking Lot and the Climbers Parking lot are open.

Alice Lake – Limited parking

Brandywine Falls – Limited parking

Fraser Valley

Chilliwack Lake – Lindeman Trailhead

Cultus Lake – Limited parking at Entrance Bay and Maple Bay

Sasquatch Park – Greenpoint Day-Use Area only

Skagit Valley – Day-use area only

For more information and updates visit http://bcparks.ca/covid-19/parks-affected/

 

March 20,2020 |Temporary closing of services and facilities in most provincial parks

For the health and safety of BC Parks visitors, employees, park contractors, volunteers and partners, effective immediately, we are temporarily suspending services and closing facilities in most provincial parks.

Day-use services and facilities will remain available at the following provincial parks:

The temporary measures include the suspension of services at marine parks, visitor centres, nature houses, playgrounds, washrooms and day-use facilities. Provincial park visitors may continue to use trails and areas where accessible. Visitors should be aware parking lots in some parks may be closed and gated where necessary.

All campgrounds, camping opportunities and accommodations will be closed until at least April 30; as we move through this pandemic this closure date will be reviewed. Full refunds will automatically be provided to existing reservation holders during this time and given the volume of cancellations, please allow 7-10 days for your cancellation and refund to be processed. Please do not cancel your own reservation as this will delay our ability to process your refund. 

The Discover Camping reservation system will be suspended for all new reservations during this period of closure. When the closure has been lifted and facilities reopened, public notification will be posted.

Complete park closures may also be implemented on a case-by-case basis where required. Visitors should always check the BC Parks website for any updates beforehand.

BC Parks continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak closely and is following recommendations set out by the Provincial Health Officer and Minister of Health for decisions related to closure and reopening of parks and facilities. We ask that all park visitors adhere to the directives for social distancing and other measures recommended by the PHO and the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Please continue to check this website for updates.

To view additional information, please review the COVID-19 questions and answers.

 

Temporary Notice (March 20, 2020)

For the health and safety of our call centre agents, work practices at the Discover Camping call centre are being reviewed and will be changing throughout the coming days. As a result, there may be a temporary lapse in service or delay in response to phone calls.

For the health and safety of BC Parks visitors, employees, park contractors, volunteers and partners, effective immediately, we are temporarily suspending services and closing facilities in most provincial parks.

Day-use services and facilities will remain available at the following provincial parks:

The temporary measures include the suspension of services at marine parks, visitor centres, nature houses, playgrounds, washrooms and day-use facilities. Provincial park visitors may continue to use trails and areas where accessible. Visitors should be aware parking lots in some parks may be closed and gated where necessary.

All campgrounds, camping opportunities and accommodations will be closed until at least April 30; as we move through this pandemic this closure date will be reviewed. Full refunds will automatically be provided to existing reservation holders during this time and given the volume of cancellations, please allow 7-10 days for your cancellation and refund to be processed. Please do not cancel your own reservation as this will delay our ability to process your refund. 

The Discover Camping reservation system will be suspended for all new reservations during this period of closure. When the closure has been lifted and facilities reopened, public notification will be posted.

Complete park closures may also be implemented on a case-by-case basis where required. Visitors should always check the BC Parks website for any updates beforehand.

BC Parks continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak closely and is following recommendations set out by the Provincial Health Officer and Minister of Health for decisions related to closure and reopening of parks and facilities. We ask that all park visitors adhere to the directives for social distancing and other measures recommended by the PHO and the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Please continue to check this website for updates.

To view additional information, please review the COVID-19 questions and answers.

 

Temporary Notice (March 20, 2020)

For the health and safety of our call centre agents, work practices at the Discover Camping call centre are being reviewed and will be changing throughout the coming days. As a result, there may be a temporary lapse in service or delay in response to phone calls.