Last updated: 2020-06-24
We are reopening our online reservation system on June 24, 2020
The health and safety of our clients and communities is our top priority. Our guided trips and workshops will be run a little differently for the rest of 2020 and into 2021. We have developed a new Operational Guidelines and Safety Plan for COVID-19. We have also updated our terms and conditions to be more flexible.
We will only be accepting new reservations for trips that are in open parks. Availability is limited and several people are on waiting lists that will be notified right away.
Please read our updated terms and conditions. Ask any questions you may have before booking. We look forward to safely guiding you on some awesome adventures this summer!
For Questions & Assistance
For the quickest response, please email [email protected]. We will get back to you as quickly as possible and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this busy and uncertain 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
Phase 3 – BC’s Restart Plan
Updated June 24, 2020
What’s Happening in Phase 3
People can take part in smart, safe and respectful travel within B.C. Remember, international travellers returning to B.C. are required by law to self-isolate for 14 days and complete a self-isolation plan.
The BC Restart Plan takes a phased approach to reopening. This allows sectors and activities within the phases to open when the evidence and data tells us the time is right, and as protocols and guidance are in place for them to do so safely.
Reference: Phase 3 – BC’s Restart Plan
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your visit to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Updated June 17, 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 June 17, 2020)
West Coast Trail including Keeha, Tapaltos, Cape Beale and Nitinaht Triangle:
All camping is prohibited until at least July 17, 2020.
BC Parks Response to COVID-19
Updated May 6, 2020
Re–Opening of BC Parks
On May 14, BC Parks will start to reopen the majority of provincial parks and protected areas and marine parks.
People across the province will have more access to safe outdoor recreation opportunities, while meeting the guidelines of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO).
On May 14, BC Parks will reopen many front- and back-country trails, beaches, picnic areas, washroom facilities and boat launches for day-use.
- Visitor centres, nature houses and concession buildings may be opened on a case-by case basis.
- In some instances, facilities such as playgrounds, hot springs, halls, and picnic shelters will remain closed.
On June 1, BC Parks will re-open most provincial campgrounds and back-country camping.
- To ensure physical distancing, you may notice some changes in campgrounds, including additional spacing between campsites and limitations on the number of guests in campgrounds.
- Some communal facilities such as shower buildings will open with enhanced cleaning protocols, while campgrounds that require visitors to use shared cooking facilities and backcountry cabins will remain closed.
Parks that attract large crowds will remain closed until it is safe to reopen at a later date. Backcountry campgrounds in some parks with high day use will also remain closed.
Health and Safety Guidelines
As we get back into our provincial parks, it is critical that we continue to abide by the guidelines and recommendations of the PHO, which includes non-essential travel.
- Please visit parks close to home.
- Visitors are expected to respect any facility or area closures and to follow the physical distancing requirements set out by the PHO.
- Visitors should bring their own hand sanitizer are asked to practice appropriate hygiene. If you are sick, please visit another time.
BC Parks is doing everything we can to ensure parks are safe. We are all in this together, and we are counting on everyone to do their part so parks can remain open.
Reference: BC Parks Response to COVID-19