BC Parks Response to COVID-19: See Details »
The 2020 season booking window for most campgrounds has now closed for 2020. Many campgrounds will remain open on a first come first serve basis through September and October. Campgrounds will reopen for the beginning of the new season in Spring 2021. For more information regarding the specific operating dates for your preferred park please visit the individual park webpages.
Due to ongoing operational changes as part of our COVID-19 response, some policies with respect to camping opportunities and reservations may need to be modified ahead of the new camping season. Please check BC Park’s COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information.
Due to current commercial supply challenges, BC Parks is unable to guarantee hand sanitizer availability in toilet facilities. We hope to have this issue resolved very soon.
Special Advisory - Posted September 23, 2020: Due to uncertainty regarding the ongoing pandemic, reservations for the Berg Lake Trail and Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit will now open January 2021 instead of October 1, 2020.
* Park advisories are updated during business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm, excluding statutory holidays.
Important News and Updates
- August 5, 2020 Program offers young people work experience with BC Parks, COS
- Young people interested in environmental management and conservation will have opportunities to gain experience, skills and training through a new government program that offers employment with BC Parks and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS).
- July 22, 2020 B.C. introduces free day-use passes for six provincial parks
- To help people stay active and safe in six of B.C.’s most popular provincial parks, government is introducing a new, free day-use pass pilot program.
- July 18, 2020 Province expands opportunities to connect with nature on Parks Day
- Canada's Parks Day is a great time to celebrate the pride and passion British Columbians have for the province's parks system and the role parks play in people's health, the environment and economy.
- June 18, 2020 Peace Arch Provincial Park closed until further notice
- To address the unprecedented growth in visitors leading to public safety and traffic concerns in neighbouring communities, the British Columbia entry to Peace Arch Provincial Park will be temporarily closed.
- Discover Camping Frequently Asked Questions
- BC Parks Re–Opening Frequently Asked Questions
- Visitor Guide to Camping During COVID-19 – Fact Sheet
- Visitor Guide to Camping During COVID-19 – Brochure
- June 18, 2020 Family-friendly cycling trail network opens in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
- Introducing a 2.3-kilometre multi-use trail network that will be maintained through a 10-year partnership agreement with the Arrowsmith Cycling Club.
- June 6, 2020 Funding available to support volunteer projects in BC Parks
- BC Parks is making $240,000 available this year for volunteer and other community-led projects that support conservation and recreation.
- May 25, 2020 Most campgrounds, recreation sites opening throughout the province
- The 2020 summer camping season has arrived, giving people in B.C. more opportunities to get outside and connect with nature as most provincial campgrounds and recreation sites open June 1, along with more parks for day-use activities.
- April 8, 2020 All BC Parks closing
- BC Parks is immediately closing all provincial parks in response to the widespread call for increased action to address COVID-19.
- March 24, 2020 Province closing certain parks, recreation areas
- BC Parks continues to monitor whether people visiting provincial parks are complying with the physical distancing required to stop the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
- March 20, 2020 BC Parks status during COVID-19 response
- Provincial parks are a great place for people in B.C. to get out and enjoy nature, while following the social distancing directives from British Columbia’s provincial health officer (PHO).