Last updated: 2021-01-21
The health and safety of our families, communities, and clients is a top priority. We all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our guided trips and workshops will follow all provincial and federal health authority directives.
We have implemented our Operational Guidelines and Safety Plan for COVID-19.
We look forward to sharing the trails with you in 2021. Stay safe!
For Questions & Assistance
For the quickest response, please email [email protected]. We will get back to you as soon as possible and we appreciate your patience during this busy time.
For up-to-date and accurate information on COVID-19 visit:
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- BC Centre for Disease Control
- Island Health
- Parks Canada
- BC Parks
- Johns Hopkins Case Map
- Association of Canadian Mountain Guides
Updated January 19, 2021
PHO order on province-wide restrictions
By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and social gatherings are suspended to significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission related to social interactions and travel.
The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight to February 5, 2021 at midnight.
At this time, all non-essential travel should be avoided. This includes travel into and out of B.C. and between regions of the province. For example:
- Do not travel for a vacation
- Do not travel to visit friends or family outside of your household or core bubble
What is essential travel?
Individual circumstances may affect whether a particular trip is considered essential or non-essential. Essential travel within B.C. includes:
- Regular travel for work within your region
- Travel for things like medical appointment and hospital visits
For example, if you live in Vancouver and work in Surrey you can continue to commute.
If you need to travel for essential reasons, take the same health and safety precautions you do at home.
- Wash your hands often
- Practice safe distancing, 2 m
- Travel only with yourself, household or pandemic bubble
- Stick to the outdoors whenever possible
- Clean spaces often
Travel for mountain sports
Ski and snowboard at your local mountains. For example, if you live in Vancouver, you should ski at Cypress, Grouse or Mt. Seymour.
Reference: BC’s Response to COVID-19
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your visit to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Updated July 20, 2020
The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places, green spaces, day use areas and trails that are closed.
Important information about your visit to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Parks Canada is pleased to begin a gradual re-opening of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve so nearby visitors can enjoy the beauty of this protected area in a safe and responsible way.
The resumption of services will take time and be incremental in nature to ensure the health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada staff.
Please check below for specific information on what is open and what is closed in the Long Beach Unit, Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail.
We look forward to gradually and safely welcoming you back to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Please check back regularly to find out what is open, what is closed, and how to be safe when you visit.
What’s closed (updated July 20, 2020)
West Coast Trail including Keeha, Tapaltos, Cape Beale and Nitinaht Triangle:
The West Coast Trail remains closed for the 2020 season. This closure extends to camping at Keeha Beach, Tapaltos, all other locations in the Cape Beale region and the Nitinaht Triangle.
BC Parks Response to COVID-19
Updated June 1, 2020
Re-Opening of Campgrounds
Our park operators and staff have been preparing for visitors and are ready to welcome you back for your next camping trip. As of June 1, many campgrounds across the province have re-opened for the 2020 camping season, with more campgrounds to open in the weeks to come.
We are kicking off this new camping season with new protocols and safety measures in place. Take a look at the BC Parks Guide to Camping During Covid-19 to get a better idea of what to expect when you arrive at the campground. The guide outlines how to prepare, set up, and stay safe, as we all learn to navigate this new camping experience.
Additional campsite availability is being added to the Discover Camping reservation system each day, with booking available for arrival dates two months in advance on a rolling window. As you plan out your summer, remember to stay local and camp close to home. To support staying local this summer, BC Parks has limited camping to BC residents only – this includes both reservable sites and first-come, first-served sites. Non-BC residents with existing reservations should call the call centre to cancel for a full refund by June 30. After June 30, regular cancellation penalties will apply.
Please note the ongoing closures of some BC Parks campgrounds and facilities. In the interest of safety, many of our higher use parks and park facilities that regularly experience high visitation, overcrowding, and make physical distancing challenging, will remain closed for now. But rest assured, we will continue to re-open parks, campgrounds, and facilities as safety permits, and as we navigate this unprecedented situation. Check Parks Affected by COVID-19 for more park-specific information.
We appreciate your ongoing cooperation as we work to keep our staff, park operators, and visitors safe. Together we can stay safe and keep our parks open.
Stay safe, have fun, and happy camping!
Reference: BC Parks Response to COVID-19