Temporary safety measures restricting access to the parking lot at Sombrio Beach will be in effect over the Victoria Day long weekend to discourage illegal activities, which have taken place in past years.
Since 2012, an increased security presence by the Province and RCMP, supported by the Pacheedaht First Nation, has successfully deterred large parties and vandalism on the beach while enhancing a positive visitor experience for park users.
The 2.5-kilometre gravel access road off Highway 14 to the parking lot at the Sombrio Beach trailhead will be temporarily closed from 6 a.m. on Friday, May 16 to 12 a.m. Monday, May 19.
All other 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 all park users to peacefully and safely enjoy the recreational activities that Juan de Fuca Provincial Park is known for, such as hiking, camping and marine and wildlife viewing.
Ministry of Environment