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Important News and Updates

September 23, 2016 Construction Project Underway to Improve the Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park and Protected Area Parking Lot

Drivers along Highway 16 and visitors to the Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park are advised that there will be additional closures of the parking lot and Universal Boardwalk and Trail for September and early October, as the Province continues highway intersection improvements and parking lot upgrades to increase the safety and accessibility of the new park.

Thank you very much for your cooperation. For more information about the project, check the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure News Bulletin

» Visit the Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park and Protected Area webpage.
September 14, 2016Reserve your spot for two popular BC Parks adventures

Visitors can start planning their trips to two popular BC Parks destinations even earlier this year as bookings for the world-renowned Berg Lake trail and Bowron Lake canoe circuit open soon.

Beginning at 7 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, those looking to hike the scenic Berg Lake trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park, or paddle the pristine Bowron Lake canoe circuit in Bowron Lake Provincial Park, can reserve a spot for the 2017 season through Discover Camping.

» Click here for more information.
September 2, 2016 Construction Project Underway to Improve the Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park and Protected Area Parking Lot

A major construction project is underway to improve the Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park and Protected Area parking lot and highway access. The project will ensure safer access and improved parking for park visitors. The project’s completion date is estimated to be September 30, 2016. The construction may limit access to the parking lot. If possible, BC Parks recommends planning your visit to the Ancient Forest boardwalk after the project is complete.

Thank you very much for your cooperation. For more information about the project, check the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure News Bulletin

» Click here for more information about the Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park and Protected Area.
September 1, 2016 Campfire ban lifted for all of the Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

Rain has fallen in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre in recent days and more rain is in the forecast, which has reduced the wildfire risk in the region. Members of the public are encouraged to visit: www.bcwildfire.ca to get the latest information about open fire prohibitions in their area.

» Click here for more information.
August 30, 2016 Campfire ban lifted in parts of Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, except on the southern third of Vancouver Island within the South Island Forest District.

To help protect public safety, campfires remain prohibited in areas south of Hindoo Creek (just north of Buckley Bay), and south of Strathcona Park and Nootka Sound. However, campfires are still permitted within the “Fog Zone” – a band of land two kilometres wide that runs from Owen Point near Port Renfrew to the district boundary of Port Hardy.

The Lower Mainland and the northern two-thirds of Vancouver Island received rain over the weekend, and much of it fell in areas where the campfire ban is being lifted. More rain is in the forecast, so members of the public are encouraged to visit: www.bcwildfire.ca to get the latest information about open fire prohibitions in their area.

» Click here for more information.
August 23, 2016 Campfire ban rescinded after fire danger ratings fall in the Northwest Fire Centre

Effective at noon on Monday, August 22, 2016, campfires and Category 3 open fires are once again allowed in all areas of the Northwest Fire Centre.

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August 22, 2016 Wildfire Events in the Okanagan

Due to wildfire events, Bear Creek and sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ (Okanagan Falls) Provincial Parks have been evacuated and are currently closed until further notice. Updates will be posted to this website as soon as they become available. HWY 97 (West Side road) is closed in both directions from junction 97 south through to Shelter Cove. It is also closed in both directions 8 Km south of Fintry to Fintry Park. Detour unavailable.

Attention Discover Camping customers: Bear Creek and sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ (Okanagan Falls) Provincial Parks are closed due to wildfire events. Currently, it is unknown when the parks will re-open. Anyone who has been evacuated from the campground, and those holding a reservation with an arrival date of Sunday August 21 or August 22 will be contacted directly. Your reservation will be cancelled and fully refunded. BC Parks will reassess the situation on August 23rd and update this site accordingly. Any affected customers will be contacted directly. Information will be posted to this web page when it becomes available.

» For updates on road closures please visit Drive BC.
August 19, 2016 Campfires and open burns to be restricted in the Northwest Fire Centre

Effective at noon on Friday, August 19, 2016, campfires and other types of open burning will be prohibited in some areas of the Northwest Fire Centre to help prevent human caused wildfires and protect public safety.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.
August 16, 2016 Campfire ban starts tomorrow within the Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon Pacific Time, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, campfires will be prohibited in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the ‘Fog Zone’.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.
July 8, 2016 Minister Polak addresses Discover Camping reservation service

Opinion Editorial from Minister Polak: Improving access to provincial campgrounds.

» Click here to read the fact sheet.
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