COVID-19 UpdatesApril 3, 2020
Last Updated: Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4:02pm 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.
Quarry Rock – The Quarry Rock Trail in North Vancouver is closed indefinitely.
Joffre Lakes – Joffre Lakes Provincial Park is currently closed.
The Stawamus Chief – All trails to the top of the Chief in Squamish have been closed.
Alice Lake – The Alice Lake day-use area is closed.
Cypress Mountain – Access is restricted to lower trails. The parking lot and access road have been closed.
Mount Seymour – Access is restricted to lower trails. The parking lot and access road have been closed.
Golden Ears Provincial Park – Golden Ears Provincial Park is closed. This includes all parking lots and hiking trails in the park.
Boundary Bay – The parking lot at Boundary Bay Regional Park is closed.
Mount Fromme Parking Lot – The parking lot at the top of Mountain Highway in North Vancouver is closed. This parking lot is popular with mountain bikers and also is the starting point to the Big Cedar / Kennedy Falls Trail.
Buntzen Lake – All facilities and the parking lot are closed at Buntzen Lake, effectively closing the area to hikers.
Brae Island – Brae Island Regional Park in Langley is closed.
Murrin Provincial Park – Murrin Provincial Park is currently closed to all climbers and hikers, including the Murrin Loop Trail.
Hayward Lake – All facilities and the parking lot are closed at Hayward Lake.
Lighthouse Park – Lighthouse Park is closed.
Whyte Lake – The parking lot to Whyte Lake and access to the lake is closed.
Whytecliff Park – Access to Whytecliff Park is closed.
BC Parks – Facilities and Campground will be closed in all BC Parks. Visitors can still use trails where accessible.
Grouse Mountain – Closed indefinitely. This includes the Skyride, so hikers who plan to do the BCMC Trail will not be able to take the gondola back down.
Sea To Sky Gondola – Closed indefinitely. Hikers planning on doing the Sea To Summit Trail will not be able to take the gondola back down.
Park’s Canada – All trails, parking lots, and visitor services in all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas across the country are closed until further notice.
BC Mountaineer Club – All BCMC events, trips, and social events are canceled until further notice. All BCMC Cabins are closed, including the Watersprite Lake Cabin.
Whistler Blackcomb – Closed for the season.
Manning Park – The Manning Park Resort has suspended all operations. The trails in Manning Park are open (note that winter conditions are in effect)