Open BC Parks

May 14, 2020

BC Provincial Parks have been closed since early April due to COVID-19, however as British Columbia flattens the curve, the Province is beginning to re-open some of the parks.

There will be changes in each park to allow for physical distancing and it is possible that certain parks may close again, depending on usage. Park Managers for Golden Ears Provincial Park, @alouetteparks says that:

At Golden Ears, the number of day-use vehicles permitted at the Gold Creek parking lot will be limited to 100 at any time. Once this number is reached, access to the north end of the park will be closed. When the total number of vehicles in the Golden Ears day-use areas reaches approximately 700, vehicle access to the park will be closed at the main gate. Once the park gate is closed, we’ll let 50 vehicles in for each 50 that leave the park.

Double check that the Provincial Park is open before you head out for your hike. Note: The list may change.

BC Parks Open on May 14th

  • Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park
  • Alice Lake Provincial Park
  • Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park
  • Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
  • Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park
  • Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area
  • Cultus Lake Provincial Park
  • E.C. Manning Provincial Park
  • Esté-tiwilh/Sigurd Creek Conservancy
  • Francis Point Provincial Park
  • Golden Ears Provincial Park
  • Murrin Provincial Park
  • Pinecone Burke Provincial Park
  • Pitt Polder Ecological Reserve
  • Porpoise Bay Provincial Park
  • Rolley Lake Provincial Park
  • Sargeant Bay Provincial Park
  • Sasquatch Provincial Park
  • Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park
  • Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park

Popular BC Parks NOT Open on May 14th

  • Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park
  • Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park (Othello Tunnels)
  • Cypress Provincial Park
  • Garibaldi Provincial Park
  • Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
  • Mount Seymour Provincial Park
  • Nairn Falls Provincial Park
  • Porteau Cove Provincial Park
  • Shannon Falls Provincial Park
  • Stawamus Chief Provincial Park

Other Items of Note

  • BC Parks is prioritizing the re-opening of parks that allow for physical distancing and maintenance of service levels.
  • Respect signage for facilities and trails that maybe closed.

4 responses to “Open BC Parks”

  1. Avatar Jouie says:

    Please double check BC parkshttp://bcparks.ca/covid-19/parks-affected/ , Golden Ear Provincial Park won’t open on May 14, 2020

  2. Avatar Michael Chang says:

    Yes, it is weird that BC Parks has not updated Golden Ears on their website. Alouette Parks is the park operator for Golden Ears and Rolley and they’ve posted that they will be opening Golden Ears for Day Use only on May 14th but there are limits.

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CAG9KhNDHLc/

    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/AlouetteParks/status/1258926282672181253

  3. Avatar Susan says:

    It’s important to check the BC Parks website, because some of this information is only partly true. Some parks are only opening some (not all) day use areas. Chilliwack Lake, for example. The Lindeman Lake trail is the only one open. Chilliwack Lake is closed and barricaded, making for some very awkward turn-arounds for trucks hauling boats.

  4. Avatar Kevin King says:

    Seems that stupidity rules with the reopening of some of these places. Canadian tire and liquor stores have too many people in them, but you can’t hike on Mt Seymour in case you come too close to someone I guess!
    Buntzen Lake, no boating and one way trails. Will I get fined if I try to pass slow people? Ridiculous.

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