Starting May 14 BC Parks will start re-opening their day-use recreation opportunities. The majority of the provincial parks, protected areas, and marine parks are part of the re-opening plan.
The re-opening includes many front- and back-country trails, beaches, picnic areas, washroom facilities, and boat-launches for day use. The visitor centres, nature houses, and concession buildings will be re-opening on a case-by-case basis.
Please note, facilities such as playgrounds, hot springs, halls, and picnic shelters will remain closed.
Starting June 1st, BC Parks plan to re-open the majority of the provincial campgrounds and back-country camping options. To ensure compliance with social distancing requirements, campers may notice changes to once-familiar camping destinations. There may be additional spacing between campsites, and limitations on the number of guests permitted in campgrounds. Communal facilities – such as shower buildings – will open with enhanced cleaning protocols. However, campgrounds that require visitors to share cooking facilities and backcountry cabins will remain closed.
Parks which are known to attract large crowds will remain closed until it is safe to re-open.
Are you ready to take your crew camping? The province is asking people to please select campgrounds close to where they live. Starting May 25 at 7am, the BC Parks website will open up for reservations.
BC Parks: Re-Opening and Reservations:
Dates: Day use re-opening (May 14), Reservations open (May 25), Camp grounds open (June 1)