Trails and parking lots in Stawamus Chief Provincial Park are not maintained during winter, and people using them will be doing so at their own risk.
“You may encounter deep snow, ice and slippery conditions. Micro spikes or snowshoes are strongly recommended. Use at your own risk,” BC Parks said in an update posted on November 23.
Similar warnings have also been posted for Alice Lake, Shannon Falls and Murrin Park.
“During cold conditions, ice may form. Trail may be slippery. Watch for falling ice and debris,” BC Parks said.
Park gates are now closed for the season at Brandywine Falls, and parking in front of the gates or along Highway 99 is prohibited and vehicles will be towed.
Trails and parking lots are also not maintained during winter at the Porteau Cove Provincial Park, and water facilities have also closed in the park due to cold weather.
Due to overnight freezing temperatures, above ground and external water sources such as the drinking fountains, water taps and the sani-station have been shut off.
“Water is accessible in the washroom buildings; however, access is limited so we ask that campers plan ahead and bring a larger supply of potable water,” BC Parks said.
BC Parks will also tow vehicles that block snow removal equipment in the Garibaldi Provincial Park.
BC Parks said a snow-removal grader requires a minimum of 20 feet of road width to operate.
“Vehicles blocking snow removal equipment on road will be towed at the owners’ expense,” BC Parks said