Buntzen Lake Parking Pass
Anyone who is planning to visit the Buntzen Lake area between May 16 – September 4, 2023, and travel there by car will be required to get a free online parking reservation from BC Hydro before arriving at the recreation area.
The big change for this year is that visitors registering for a parking pass will need to create a User Account with BC Hydro. Visitors who have a parking pass and repeatedly “no-show” will have their account suspended and will not be able to park at Buntzen Lake.
Visitors can register for a parking pass one-day in advance and have the options of registering for a morning pass, afternoon pass, of full day pass. Hikers planning to do much longer hikes, like the Sendero Diez Vistas trail or any of the trails on the east side of the lake that go up Eagle Mountain will need to ensure they have a full day pass to allow enough time to hike the trails.
A parking pass will be required as there will be no first-come, first-serve parking at Buntzen Lake until after September 5, 2023.