BC Parks is taking a phased approach to safely lift the system closure, focusing initially on opening day use in most parks on May 14, followed by most campgrounds on June 1.
As we get back outside, it will be critical that we continue to abide by the guidelines of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), practicing two-metre physical distancing and giving people space when passing on trails and in parking lots.
While it won’t quite be business as usual, starting May 14 many of our parks will be open for day-use. This includes access to most beaches, trails, boat launches, docks, picnic tables, and pit toilets. However, some communal facilities that don’t easily allow for physical distancing may remain closed, including playgrounds and picnic shelters.
Camping will also remain closed until June 1, after which many campgrounds will be available for overnight stays in both the front country and backcountry, and marine.