Campgrounds in the Garibaldi Provincial Park have reopened.
Garibaldi Lake day use and campground area, and the Rampart Ponds trail and Campground have reopened after an extended closure due to high water levels and flooding. However, at Garibaldi Lake, visitors will need to be prepared for difficult conditions including wading and travel over rocky, slippery terrain to access the outflow bridge and shelters.
At Rampart Ponds, visitors will need to be prepared for difficult conditions including wading through knee to thigh deep water and travel over rocky, slippery terrain while en route to the campground, says BC Parks.
If visitors do not have sturdy footwear and strong hiking abilities, travelling to these areas is not recommended. Meanwhile, an aggressive and food-conditioned bear has been exhibiting threatening behaviour in the Cheakamus Lake area. As a result, the Singing Creek and Cheakamus Lake campgrounds remain closed until further notice. This is to reduce risk to the public, and to minimize food attractants so the bear moves on from the area, says BC Parks.
Day use visits to unclosed areas are still available at this time, but visitors must be bear aware: Travel in groups, make noise on the trail, never leave attractants unattended, and bring bear spray and know how to use it. If you see a bear on the trail, do not approach it. Wait for it to move out of the area or slowly back away and leave if the bear isn’t moving.