Current Trail Closures around Vancouver and Southwest B.C.
Last updated: September 7, 2023
On this page we do our best to keep a current list of all known trail and park closures in and around Vancouver. We’ll also use this page to keep track of any trail restrictions that are seasonal or temporary (ie, winter closures, trail maintenance, or B.C. Parks’ day-use passes).
If you are aware of a trail closure that isn’t listed below, please let us know by emailing info [at] outdoorvancouver [dot] ca or sending us a message on Twitter. You can also leave a comment at the bottom of this page. Thanks, and safe hiking!
Current Trail Closures & Updates
General trail closure and notice links
Metro Vancouver Parks – list of impacted parks and trails here.
B.C. Recreation Sites and Trails – See here for a full list of current closures across the province.
B.C. Parks Day Use Passes
For 2023, three B.C. Parks will required day use passes to access.
- Joffre Lakes: Day-use passes are required May 6 to October 9, 2023, for visitors to Joffre Lakes trailhead.
- Garibaldi Provincial Park: Day-use passes are required June 14 to October 9, 2023, for visitors to:
- Golden Ears Provincial Park: Day-use passes are required June 14 to September 4, 2023, for visitors to:
- Alouette Lake boat launch parking
- Alouette Lake South Beach day-use parking
- Golden Creek trailhead parking
- West Canyon parking
More details and information on securing your day use pass can be found here on the B.C. Parks website.
- Capilano River Regional Park (Pacific Spirit Trail) – A section of the trail remains impassible due to landslide and it may takes months or years to restore.
- “Due to landslides that occurred in 2021, a portion of Capilano Pacific Trail between Keith Road and Moyne Drive is CLOSED. Please stay out of the area as it is extremely hazardous. A detour is in place; click here to see a map.”
- Lions Bay is blocking access to public trails until Sept 18. Details.
- Buntzen Lake
- From May 16 until September 4, all vehicles, including busses will need to book a free parking pass before arriving at Buntzen Lake. Parking passes are available starting at 7 a.m. the day before your planned visit. There will be no first come, first serve parking, and those who arrive without a parking pass will not be able to enter. More details here.
- Swan Falls Trail – “Due to a rockslide, there’s no pedestrian access on Powerhouse Road between North Beach and Buntzen Dam. Swan Falls trail is also inaccessible to hikers at this time.”
- Read the current updates on the B.C. Hydro website.
- Colony Farm – “The western perimeter trail at Colony Farm Regional Park is closed until early 2022 to serve as a temporary staging and storage area for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.” More details on Metro Vancouver website.
- Golden Ears Provincial Park
- The Spirea Nature Trail in Golden Ears was marked to be closed until June 2023. It is unclear if it has reopened yet. More from B.C. Parks.
Fraser Valley & Hope
- Othello Tunnels (Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park )- CLOSED for the winter due to hazardous conditions and rockfall. The area sustained significant damage during the Nov 2021 storm. A timeline for re-opening is unknown. BC Parks has been slow to update their website, but you can always check here.
- Skagit Valley Provincial Park. Partially-closed for repairs after November 2021 flooding. Details here.
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