BC Parks is advising outdoor recreationists to carry avalanche equipment and be trained on how to use when going to Garibaldi Provincial Park.
“Carry avalanche equipment (shovel, probe and transceiver) and be trained in its use,” BC Parks said in an update it posted few days ago.
BC Parks is also urging people to visit www.avalanche.ca for the current avalanche forecast and more information.
“Trails are not maintained in the winter, and pass through avalanche terrain. Use at your own risk,” BC Parks said.
“You will encounter deep snow, ice and slippery conditions. Be prepared with proper equipment and knowledge.”
BC Parks is also advising people to stay off the groomed ski tracks at all times at Nairn Falls.
People are being asked to follow signage and to stay on designated recreational access trails to avoid damaging the Nordic trails.
BC Parks also has a new volunteer partnership agreement in place between Tourism Pemberton Destination Marketing Association, Daniel Schranz Contracting Ltd. and BC Parks, which will allow access to Nairn Falls Provincial Park day use area through the winter.
Public access to this area will be allowed six days a week. Access to the site will be closed on Sunday afternoon at 5 pm to Monday afternoon at 5 pm.