BC Parks Day Use Pass

July 22, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11:10am PST. BC Parks has announced that several of the Province’s most popular parks will be re-opening on July 27, 2020, and will require a free Day Use Pass to enter the park. BC Provincial Parks that will be re-opening and require the Day Use Pass are:

  • Garibaldi Park (Diamondhead, Rubble Creek, and Cheakamus trailheads)
  • Stawamus Chief Park (Chief Peaks Trail)
  • Cypress Park (upper mountain trails including Howe Sound Crest Trail, Black Mountain Plateau trails, and Hollyburn Mountain trails
  • Mount Seymour Park (upper mountain trails including the Seymour Main Trail, Dog Mountain Trail, and the Mystery Lake Trail)
  • Golden Ears Park (all trailheads and day use areas)
  • Mount Robson Trail (Berg Lake Trail).

The Day Use Pass cannot be reserved in advance and can only be reserved starting at 6:00am each day from the Discover Camping website. The Day Use Pass is Free.

Visitors to these BC Parks will have to have a printed copy or downloaded copy of their Day Use Pass on their mobile device when they visit these parks.

For more information on the BC Parks Day Use Passes, visit: http://bcparks.ca/reserve/day-use/

Popular BC Parks NOT Scheduled to Open Yet

  • Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park (Othello Tunnels)
  • Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

8 responses to “BC Parks Day Use Pass”

  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.



  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.

  5. Avatar Rob says:

    Anyone know which parks are open for overnight use ?

  6. Avatar Kevin King says:

    I think June 1 most parks are opening to overnight use, not sure of backcountry use though, maybe in phase 8 lol.
    Just came back from friends in Castlegar today
    All provincial parks are still closed
    All Manning park shut tight, even the lodge area.
    Back country parking lots for monuments 78/83
    Stemwinder and Bromley rock
    Everything closed, just ridiculous
    More people at stores
    Great drive through hardly anyone on the roads. You can always jam into Canadian tire and dream about camping.

  7. Avatar VanHiker says:

    The day use passes is just stupid. Impossible to get a pass. They all sell out within minutes and the website crashes.

  8. This a joke it’s impossible to get a pass. It’s the third weekend I wake up at 5:45 am to be ready. the minute it open it’s sold out.

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