For the second year in a row, the gravel access road from Highway 14 to the parking lot at the Sombrio Beach trailhead will be temporarily closed to help prevent unauthorized activities, like large parties and vandalism, over the Victoria Day long weekend.
The 2.5-kilometre access road will be closed from 6 a.m. Friday, May 17 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 20.
All locations within Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, including the designated campsites at Sombrio Beach and the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, remain open to the public. The three remaining trailheads to the Juan de Fuca Trail at China Beach, Parkinson Creek and Botanical Beach are still accessible by vehicles.
BC Parks wants to ensure all park users can peacefully and safely enjoy the recreational activities that Juan de Fuca Provincial Park is known for, like hiking, camping and marine and wildlife viewing. Unauthorized activities can impact the social, economic, cultural and ecological sustainability of both the park and local communities.
The ministries of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Transportation and Infrastructure, the Conservation Officer Service, the Pacheedaht First Nation and the RCMP are working with BC Parks to ensure the safety and enjoyment for all visiting Sombrio Beach.
Ministry of Environment