BC Parks will allow people to access the trails on Mount Seymour and Cypress Provincial Parks with a day pass.
Beginning Monday, July 27, 2020, people can get a free BC Parks day-use pass and visit certain areas in six of the busiest parks, including in the Stawamus Chief.
The Howe Sound Crest Trail, Hollyburn Mountain Trails and the Black Mountain Plateau trail in Cypress Park can be accessed with the day-pass.
Similarly, the upper mountain trails including the Seymour Main Trail, Dog Mountain Trail and Mystery Lake Trail can be accessed using the day-pass.
In Mount Robson Park, the Berg Lake Trail and the peak trail in Stawamus Chief park can be accessed with a day-pass.
In the Garibaldi Park, trailheads at Diamond Head, Rubble Creek and Cheakamus will be open for access.
The free day-use passes are part of a pilot program intended to help BC Parks re-open busy areas and test the passes as a tool to manage overcrowding.
The passes can be obtained on the Discover Camping website and will be released daily at 6 a.m. for same-day bookings.
The number of passes available each day depends on the park and ranges from vehicle passes for the Berg Lake Trail and Golden Ears Park to individual trail passes in the other parks for morning, afternoon or full day.