25 provincial parks near Metro Vancouver are reopening this long weekend

May 14 2020, 12:59 pm

BC Parks is reminding visitors that despite some parks reopening, physical distancing measures remain in full effect. Visitors should bring their own hand sanitizer and are asked to practice appropriate hygiene. If you are sick, please stay home. And remember to only visit parks that are close to home. 


BC is opening many provincial parks for day use in time for the Victoria Day long weekend, but hikers should check before heading out to make sure their chosen trail is open.

Many popular parks for Metro Vancouverites remain closed. Joffre Lakes, Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Cypress Provincial Park, Bowen Island Ecological Reserve, Porteau Cove and Garibaldi Provincial Park are not accepting visitors yet.

Keep in mind that park staff will be enforcing physical distancing measures at open parks, such as limiting the number of vehicles allowed to park at one time.

Outdoor enthusiasts can check out these parks that are open as of Thursday, May 14. Please remember to only visit parks that are close to home.

Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park

 

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Alice Lake Provincial Park

Apodaca Provincial Park

 

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Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park

Brandywine Falls Provincial Park

 

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Callaghan Conservancy

Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park

 

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Chilliwack River Provincial Park

Clendinning Provincial Park

Coquihalla River Provincial Park

Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area

Cultus Lake Provincial Park

 

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Davis Lake Provincial Park

Esté-tiwilh/Sigurd Creek Conservancy

FH Barber Provincial Park

Golden Ears Provincial Park

 

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Mehatl Creek Provincial Park

Murrin Provincial Park

Peace Arch Provincial Park

Pinecone Burke Provincial Park

 

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Rolley Lake Provincial Park

Ross Lake Ecological Reserve

Skagit Valley Provincial Park

 

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Stawamus Chief Provincial Park

Upper Lillooet Provincial park

There are also many other parks open in other parts of BC, and you can see the complete list on the BC Parks website.

Remember that certain facilities at the parks could still be closed, and camping won’t be allowed until June.

The BC government closed all provincial parks in early April to prevent wildfires from starting during the COVID-19 pandemic.