BC Recreation Sites Opening for Day Use

As of May 14th, 2020, Recreation Sites will be open for Day-use only.

Camping at most recreation sites is currently expected to begin on June 1, 2020.

Please see the attached Notification for further details regarding this re-opening.

These have been frustrating and confusing times for everyone and the public’s patience, understanding, and support is appreciated in working through this all.

The following is a quick summary of what this change in direction means for you as Site Users below.

Day-use Means:

  • Includes day use activities normally associated with recreation sites and trails, where social distancing protocols can be accommodated.
  • Day use permitted during day-light hours only (Dawn-Dusk).
  • No overnight camping, or occupation of a recreation site when closed, is allowed
  • Visitors are expected to take responsibility for their own health and safety (e.g. social distancing, frequent hand washing or sanitization, staying home when unwell, etc.) 
  • Signage will be posted at all of major sites.

Facilities opened for day-use:

  • Pit toilets
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches
  • Trails
  • Viewpoints
  • Beaches
  • Boat launches
  • Docks
  • Staging Areas

Areas/ facilities to remain closed:

  • Backcountry cabins and shelters
  • Picnic shelters (Moose Lake, Duhu, & Toad River).

User Responsibility:

  • Follow physical distancing requirements
  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently
  • Bring own hygiene products (e.g., hand sanitizer)
  • Take personal responsibility for their own safety
  • Refraining from touching surfaces unnecessarily

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