With pandemic restrictions easing comes a new optimism to enjoy our local parks with family and friends.

Please consider these guidelines for healthy people and parks:

  • If you are sick, stay home. Visit another time.
  • If a parking lot is full, the park is at capacity; please do not park on road sides or overflow.
  • Be considerate of physical distancing between yourself and other groups.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer and practice appropriate hand and respiratory hygiene.
  • Keep pets on a leash.
  • Garbage facilities may be limited. If you pack it in, pack it out.

Parks Canada

Parks Canada camping reservations for the 2022 season began in January. On Vancouver Island, this applies to:

  • Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site:
    oTENTik Camping
  • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve:
    Smonecten (McDonald), Prior Centennial, Sidney Spit and backcountry camping
  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve:
    Green Point, West Coast Trail, Broken Group Islands (backcountry), Keeha Beach
Source / Reservations: Parks Canada

BC Provincial Parks & Campgrounds Open

BC Provincial Parks have been mostly open since May 2020. Select parks remain closed due to ongoing health and safety concerns of local communities. BC Parks will otherwise be returning to standard operations for the 2022 season.

The Discover Camping reservation system opens March 21, 2022.

Source: BC Parks / Reservations

Capital Regional District (CRD) Parks Open

All Capital Regional District (CRD) facilities are open and programs are running following provincial direction.

Source: CRD Parks