Campfires and parks

Campfires and beach fires are not permitted in the parks at this time.  This includes beach fires at Goose Spit park.  Fires are permitted inside fire places at picnic shelters at Joe Walker Park and Royston Seaside Park.

Contained barbeques and hibachis are permitted providing they are CSA or ULC approved as a portable campfire apparatus and the flame height does not exceed 15 centimeters or 6 inches.

Beach Fire Program Cancelled

Nob Hill Greenway Improvements

The portion of Nob Hill Greenway between Yates Road and Moore Road only, will be closed from Tuesday, September 7 to Friday, October 5 for reconstruction. Please use alternate pedestrian routes shown in the map below.

 

 

Goose Spit Park

Repairs to the log wall at Goose Spit park will occurr this autumn and winter.  Please stay clear of work zones marked by signs and barricades.

Reminder

Please remember that our parks protect all native plants, animals, and their homes.  This includes rocks, sand, driftwood, and shells.

Dumping of yard waste and fill in a park is unlawful, destructive to natural ecosystems, and expensive to clean up.

Seal Bay Park - Trail Closure

Due to a hazardous leaning tree over Fern Trail west of Bates Road the regional district has closed this section of trail indefinitely. The leaning tree is proving to be difficult to remove without requiring the falling of the large tree supporting it. Please access Sky Trail from Upland at the Bates entrance or Maple from the Loxley entrance. Fern Trail is likely to remain closed until mid-March.

Park Invasives

We are monitoring Eastern Grey Squirrels. Grey squirrels are an introduced species that may pose a threat to native squirrels and birds.

We are asking park visitors to report sightings to allow us to:

  • map the current distribution
  • determine the spread of these species
  • determine if action is required to protect native species.

If you spot a big bushy squirrel please contact us:

Fill out our online form or call 250-334-6000 or toll-free: 1-800-331-6007