July 28, 2020
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 7:39am PST. With the rapid changes we are experiencing from the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be doing our best to keep you updated on various relevant closures. It’s best to check multiple sources before you leave for your outdoor adventure as the situation has been changing very rapidly.
If you are planning a hike, please read the BC Search and Rescue Association’s tips on being safe during the COVID-19 outbreak while being in the outdoors.
These are the current closures that we are aware of that may affect access to hiking trails or other related events and activities in the region. We will update this list as information becomes available.
- BC Parks – BC Parks has opened most Provincial Parks but Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park (Othello Tunnels) remain closed. In addition, several popular BC Parks’ also require Day Use Passes.
- Recreation Sites – Trails are open.
- Stanley Park Roads – Roads in Stanley Park are partially closed to traffic (with the exception of the causeway). Visitors to Stanley Park should adhere to social distancing rules and follow signage for areas that have restrictions.
- Quarry Rock – The Quarry Rock Trail in North Vancouver is closed indefinitely.
- Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and Parking Lot – The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is closed. This will affected several hiking trails, including Twin Falls and the Baden Powell.
Squamish, Whistler, Sea To Sky Region
- Sea to Summit Trail – Is open but a BC Parks’ Day Use Pass is required to hike the lower section of the route that travels through the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.
- Joffre Lakes – Joffre Lakes Provincial Park is currently closed.
Chilliwack and East
- Othello Tunnels – Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park is currently closed.