Most trails and parks have now re-opened, with a few exceptions listed below. If you’d like some suggestions on hikes that are nice for social distancing, please see our post here: Where to Hike during COVID-19 around Vancouver.
At this time, whether you choose to get outside onto the trails is your personal choice. However, for those choosing to go on the trails, for your safety and the safety of others, please practice strict social distancing. This is the best way to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
This means, go hiking with people that you live with. On the trails, stay at least two meters away from everyone else at all times. If hikes have things like ladders and ropes, avoid those hikes, as germs may live on those surfaces. And of course, continue to wash your hands frequently.
You may also want to choose hikes that aren’t typically busy. In our hiking trail database, you can use the search filter to search for hikes in your desired city, and select ‘moderate’ or ‘low’ for the ‘Trail Traffic’ filter.
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Current Park and Trail Closures around Vancouver
Last update: 2:12 pm, Oct 7, 2020
Here are the current COVID-19 related park and trail closures that we are aware of. If you become aware of other closures (or re-openings), please email us at info [at] outdoorvancouver [dot] ca or comment at the bottom of this page. We will be updating this page as new trail closures are announced, or as trails reopen.
The parks that required Day-Use passes no longer require them as of Oct 1. The exceptions are Garibaldi Park the Stawamus Chief, which requires a day-use pass until Oct 2.
More information on day-use passes can be found here.
Most BC Parks are now open. However, there are a few local parks still closed until further notice :
- Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
- Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park (Othello Tunnels)
- The Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park
- Tetrahedron Provincial Park
- Quarry Rock– The trail is currently closed.
- Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge – The bridge is currently closed, but the park is open.
- The Grouse Grind is open but closes at 5:00pm now due to daylight hours.
- Sea To Sky Gondola and the Sea to Summit Trail remain closed.
- The Sea to Sky region is asking visitors to stay away during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
BC Recreation Sites and Trails
RSTBC is temporarily closing some recreation facilities and suspending services at many recreation sites and trails across BC.
See here for a full list of closures.