COVID-19

Help keep parks open - maintain physical distance


​Metro Vancouver's commitment is to maintain core services while protecting the health and safety of our employees, partners and the public. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

Status: Metro Vancouver's regional parks are currently open.

Spending time in nature is an effective way to reduce stress and support physical and mental wellbeing. Our goal is to continue to provide the regional parks service that is such an important part of so many peoples' daily health routines. We have increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as door handles, washroom doors, and sink surfaces.

Please enjoy the outdoors while respecting the following guidelines:

  • Keep at least two metres from others as much as possible, including in parking lots and trail entrances.
  • Walk, bike, or take transit to avoid contributing to parking issues.
  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow.
  • Dispose of any tissues, masks, or gloves in designated garbage bins.
  • Check provincial guidelines for the latest updates on social interactions.
  • Stay home and away from others if you have cold or flu symptoms.

Learn more about how to stop the spread.

Park amenities and programs are open:

  • Playgrounds, picnic shelters, group camps, and reservable facilities are open.
  • Nature programs have resumed with some modifications to allow for physical distancing and measures are in place to protect you and your loved ones.
  • Parking is open but can be busy in some parks, particularly on sunny days.

How to get to regional parks:

Parking lots can experience high demand, especially on weekends. Lots will close once they are full. Consider transit or cycling as an alternative, or visiting during times of day that may not be as busy.

Metro Vancouver will continue to monitor and manage visitor behaviour in all of its parks, and will take the necessary action to protect public health and safety throughout the system. Staff are reassessing the status of each regional park on an ongoing basis and we will close regional parks where the safety rules are not being followed.