Group campsites at the Alice Lake Provincial Park have been repurposed.
Due to COVID-19, group campsites have been repurposed at some BC parks, including at the Alice Lake park.
A select number of parks and campgrounds in BC will offer one of two opportunities:
- ‘extended family’ camping – each campsite will have a maximum capacity of 16 people at any one time. Standard group camping fees apply.
- ‘single party’ camping available in-park, for first-come-first-served visitors. These campsites have their own picnic table and fire ring, and users will be charged the standard per party frontcountry camping fee. Each campsite will accommodate only 1 camping party.
“Group sites continue to provide family camping opportunities for those who may want a larger campsite for their larger families. The occupancy total remains at 16 individuals, including daytime visitors,” BC Parks said.
BC Parks says group camping parties must meet current PHO guidelines for gatherings, even if those numbers are less than the maximum site allowance.
Park operators will be monitoring for compliance.
“If a group does not think they will be able to adhere to the current PHO guidelines, BC Parks requests that visitors cancel their reservation. Should you wish to cancel your group site reservation, we ask that you be proactive and make sure to cancel at least 28 days before arrival to receive a full refund of camping fees. See Group Camping Reservation Policies for cancellation policy details.”
BC Parks is also cautioning people to be aware of thieves at the Garibaldi Provincial Park. People are being advised to not leave valuable in vehicles, and to report any theft or damage to police or call 911 in the event of an emergency.
Meanwhile, the Singing Pass trail remains open and is the only public access to Garibaldi Park through Whistler Blackcomb.