Media Contacts

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Media Relations
250 953-3834

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Media Relations
Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC)
250 356-7506


Provincial parks to be closed immediately

The following provincial parks will be closed immediately in response to the provincial health officer’s requirement to maintain a two-metre separation when in public to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19:

West Coast, Vancouver Island:

  • French Beach Provincial Park
  • Goldstream Provincial Park
  • Gowlland Tod Provincial Park (closure restricted to McKenzie Bight and Tod Inlet)
  • Juan de Fuca Provincial Park (includes China Beach, Sombrio Beach and Botanical Beach)
  • ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park
  • Spectacle Lake Provincial Park

South Coast:

  • Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park
  • Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
  • Murrin Provincial Park
  • Shannon Falls Provincial Park
  • Stawamus Chief Provincial Park and Protected Area


  • Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park


  • Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park
  • Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park (hot springs and campground closed previously; now full closure)

Full and partial park closures previously put in place:

  • Flores Island Park and Gibson Marine Park (closure of Wildside Trail)
  • Maquinna Marine Provincial Park (full closure)
  • Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park (full closure)