COVID-19


​Metro Vancouver's paramount commitment is to maintain core services while protecting the health and safety of our employees, partners and the public.

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.

Amenities including playgrounds, picnic shelters, group camps and reservable facilities remain open. Regional Parks nature programs have resumed with some modifications in place. Programs have been adjusted to allow for physical distancing and measures are in place to protect you and your loved ones.

Parks staff have increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as door handles, washroom doors and sink surfaces.

Parking lots at regional parks are open but may have reduced parking to manage beach crowds.

Parking lots can experience high demand, especially on weekends, and will close once they are full. Also be aware that municipalities have ramped up parking enforcement in residential areas near regional parks.

You may need to plan an alternative way of getting there. Consider transit or cycling. Also consider going during times of day that might not be as busy.

Please enjoy the outdoors while respecting the following guidelines:

  • Maintain a physical distance of 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 traffic and parking issues.
  • In settings where you’re seeing friends and family who don’t live with you, only get together in small groups of around 2 to 6 people and keep a physical distance.
  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Dispose of any tissues, masks or gloves in designated garbage bins.
  • Stay home and away from others if you have cold or flu symptoms.

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.