Day-use passes are no longer required for Mount Seymour and Cypress Provincial Parks.
The day-pass use system was started this July to allow people to access the upper mountain trails including the Seymour Main Trail, Dog Mountain Trail and Mystery Lake Trail.
At the Cypress Park, the passes were needed to access upper mountain trails, including the Howe Sound Crest Trail, Hollyburn Mountain Trails and the Black Mountain Plateau trails.
Day passes are also not required for Stawamus Chief trail, Garibaldi Provincial Park, and Golden Ears parks.
The day-pass system came into effect on July 27 to manage overcrowding in open busy areas during the pandemic.
“People in B.C. love the outdoors, but some of our most popular parks are experiencing a high number of visitors, resulting in crowded facilities, packed parking lots and safety issues, such as parking along the highway,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
Garibaldi and Stawamus provincial parks remain a popular destination for hikers and outdoor recreationists in BC.
n 2018-19, Cypress Park had nearly 1.9 million visitors, Mount Seymour Park had nearly 1 million visitors, Golden Ears Park had more than 850,000 visitors, Garibaldi Park had more than 120,000 visitors, Stawamus Chief Park had nearly 600,000 visitors, and Mount Robson Park had more than 200,000 visitors.