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Day-use passes

Some of our most popular parks regularly experience high visitor volumes, resulting in crowded trails and facilities, packed parking lots, impacts to park environments and wildlife, local community concerns, and safety issues. The Day-Use Pass Program helps address these issues by optimizing capacity during peak periods.

To learn more about the Day-Use Pass Program, see more about day-use passes, below. Alternatively, you can download the information leaflet in in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, or French [PDF].

Get a day-use pass

2022-23 Winter Day-Use Pass Program

From December 15, 2022 to March 31, 2023, day-use vehicle passes will be required to park at Mount Seymour Park. Any visitor with a valid ski hill pass and other clients of Mount Seymour Resort do not need a BC Parks day-use pass, as they will be directed to Mount Seymour Resort parking. 

For information on parking at Mount Seymour Resort, see the parking map [PDF].

Passes are available to book starting at 7am Pacific Time, two days in advance of your planned visit. Additional passes may be made available at 7am each morning.

Types of day-use pass

TypePasses requiredPass maximums
Vehicle pass1 pass required per vehicle• Maximum 8 people (adult or child) per vehicle
• Maximum 1 vehicle pass can be booked per time slot, per day

Day-use pass arrival times

AMAM pass is valid between 7am and noon
PMPM pass is valid between noon and 4pm
EveningPasses are not required after 4pm

Parks requiring a day-use pass

Park nameLocationPass requiredTimingSeason length
Mount Seymour

• Upper mountain trails including the Seymour Main Trail and Dog Mountain Trail 
• Parking lots P1 and Lower P5  
• BC Parks pass is not required for upper lots P2, P3, P4, and Upper P5 (these lots require a Mount Seymour Resort ski pass)

Parking map [PDF]


VehicleAM/PMDecember 15, 2022–March 31, 2023


Overnight stays
Overnight campers must reserve a day-use pass for the first day they will be using the parking lot


More about day-use passes

  • Managing the impact of visitor use through day-use passes helps us create a safer, less crowded environment for park visitors.
  • Day-use passes can only be booked online through the day-use pass reservation site
  • Mobile network connectivity at the park may be limited. Always download the pass to your mobile device or print it out in before your visit. Be prepared to present your pass when you arrive.
  • If you do not have internet or access, ask a friend, a neighbour, or someone else in your party to help you obtain a pass.
  • Passes cannot be transferred to another date, time, or location. Your pass cannot be shared beyond the group reserved.
  • Before booking your pass, consider weather conditions to best plan a trip within your ability.