The parking lot at Sombrio Beach will be temporarily restricted over the May long weekend.
BC Parks says they are taking “safety measures” to discourage illegal activities, such as parties and vandalism, which they say have occurred in past years.
“BC Parks will be closing vehicle access to Sombrio Beach with the support of the Conservation Officer Service and the RCMP. Unauthorized activities within the park can impact the social, economic, cultural and ecological sustainability of both the park and the local communities.”
The 2.5 KM gravel access road leading from Highway 14 to the parking lot at the Sombrio Beach trailhead will be closed to vehicles access from Friday, May 20 at 7 a.m. to Monday, May 23 at 12 midnight.
All locations within Juan de Fuca Park, including the designated campsites and access trail at Sombrio Beach and the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, remain open to the public.
The three remaining trailheads to the Juan de Fuca at China Beach, Parkinson Creek and Botanical Beach are still accessible by vehicles.
“BC Parks wants to ensure all park visitors can peacefully and safely enjoy the activities that Juan de Fuca Provincial Park is known for, such as hiking, camping and marine and wildlife viewing.“