Last updated: 2021-06-06
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 the 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
BC’s Restart: A plan to bring us back together
Last updated: May 25, 2021
Understand the plan
BC’s Restart is a careful, four-step plan to bring B.C. back together. Starting May 25, we can gradually begin to restart our important social connections, businesses and activities. Getting vaccinated is the most important tool supporting our restart.
- Step 1: Starting May 25
- Step 2: Earliest start date June 15
- Step 3: Earliest start date July 1
- Step 4: Earliest start date September 7
Travel and COVID-19
Last updated: May 25, 2021
Travel restrictions for non-essential travel between regions remain in place until at least June 15 to stop the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Fines can be given to people who leave their region for non-essential travel. Recreational travel in your region is allowed.
Restrictions on travel between regions of the province
Under the EPA, an order restricting non-essential travel between certain regions of the province remains in place until June 15 at midnight.
The order combines B.C.’s five health authorities into three regions of the province. Travel into and out of the regions for non-essential reasons is not allowed and is now prohibited by law. The regions are:
- Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley (Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health)
- Northern/Interior (Northern Health and Interior Health, including Bella Coola Valley, the Central Coast and Hope)
- Residents from the Hope area can travel to Chilliwack for essential goods and supplies
- Residents from the Bella Coola Valley and Central Coast area can travel to Port Hardy for essential goods and supplies
- Vancouver Island (Vancouver Island Health)
From another province or territory
Road signs are up at the Alberta/B.C. border reminding travellers that all travel at this time should be essential. People from any province or territory are subject to the same travel restrictions as everyone in B.C.
If you travel to B.C. for essential reasons from another province or territory, you do not need to self-quarantine when entering B.C.
- Review province-wide restrictions
From a United States border crossing
All non-essential travel at the Canada-U.S. border is restricted. Additional screening measures are in place at key points of entry.
- Learn about arriving in Canada at a land border crossing
From an international destination
To limit the further spread of COVID-19, travel restrictions are in place across all ports of entry. The Canadian border is closed to most international travellers. You are allowed to enter Canada if you are a:
- Canadian citizen
- Permanent resident of Canada
- Temporary resident of Canada
- Protected person (refugee status)
- Person registered under the Indian Act
- Foreign national with a non-discretionary (non-optional) reason to travel to Canada
COVID-19 and your visit to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Last updated: April 23, 2021
Important information about your visit to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
UPDATE: Travel restrictions for non-essential travel in B.C. are in place until May 25, 2021 to stop the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. All non-essential travel into and out of B.C., and between regions of the province, is now prohibited until at least May 25, 2021.
Non-medical masks or face coverings are required for everyone when visiting indoor public spaces at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve including washrooms.
Please understand that the current COVID-19 situation remains fluid, with government regulations and health guidelines changing rapidly.
The health and safety of our employees, our partners, our visitors, and all Canadians is of the highest priority for Parks Canada. The Agency is following the advice of public health authorities in resuming visitor access and services. Only places and activities where health and safety risks to employees and visitors can be mitigated will be available for visitation. The visitor experience will be different than it has been in the past as we adapt to COVID-19.
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.
Remember to follow public health authority guidance and advice for your area, including travel advisories. Most importantly, stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you’ve been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has been diagnosed with the virus.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts
- Parks Canada continues to monitor and adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Reservations for the 2021 visitor season will open in April 2021, as opposed to January, to allow additional time to monitor the pandemic and make any necessary changes to the campsites and experiences that can be reserved for the 2021 visitor season. This will also allow visitors to make their reservations closer to the date of travel and with more information to help plan their visit.
- The West Coast Trail will be open to overnight visitors from June 4 to September 30 in 2021.
BC Parks Response to COVID-19
Last updated: April 23, 2021
Provincial Travel Restrictions
The health and safety of our park visitors and staff has always been our number one priority throughout this difficult past year. We understand and appreciate how important safe outdoor activity is, and we are committed to continuing to provide safe places and means for BC’s residents to enjoy the benefits of nature, to the fullest extent possible.
In keeping with this commitment, we are providing an update on the implications to BC Parks campers of a new order issued on April 23, 2021, and in effect until at least May 25, by BC’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, pursuant to the Emergency Program Act. The aim of this order is to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19 by reducing the movement of people into and within the province. In particular, the order prohibits people from leaving their Health Authority Regions (some are combined for the purposes of this order) for non-essential reasons – including for holiday.
Reference: BC Parks Response to COVID-19 – BC Parks