NEWS

COVID-19 Closes Seymour and Cypress Access

Date Mar 21, 2020

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, BC Parks has closed road access to the tops of Mt. Seymour and Cypress Mountain until further notice. Some lower elevation trails remain open, but parking and access roads have been gated.

BC Parks stated the following in a release: “We are following the advice of the provincial health officer to help people get outside, while ensuring they are following the PHO’s direction and guidance to stay healthy. Our government is taking every necessary step to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to a time when we can return to full operations at our provincial parks.”

For a full list of what's open and what's closed, head over to the BC Parks site HERE. You can find the latest info on Mt. Seymour conditions HERE and on Cypress HERE

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JLW124
+1 Andrew Major
Jason Wolfe  - March 22, 2020, 8:36 a.m.

Seems counter-productive to concentrate people on the lower trails and parking areas.

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Kieran
-2 Merwinn Timer
Kieran  - March 22, 2020, 10:04 a.m.

Yup. More and more people are going to be squeezed into a smaller and smaller area.

If only the boarders had been closed way back in Jan we wouldn't be in this mess. New Zealand is the only country that seems to have got it right.

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CoilAir
+1 Merwinn
CoilAir  - March 23, 2020, 4:04 p.m.

You mean the month long full lockdown in NZ? I agree. Everyone needs to stay the fuck home.

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mammal
+2 IslandLife Merwinn
Mammal  - March 23, 2020, 8:23 a.m.

On Wednesday 3pm, there were dozens of shuttle vehicles packed with bikes, streaming up and down Mt.Seymour road (I was riding up to hit Corkscrew). I'm glad they shut the roads, but think they should also shut the lower Seymour lot as well. Once people hit the trials, they're fairly spread out, and can practice distancing.

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Captain-Snappy
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Merwinn  - March 23, 2020, 9:37 p.m.

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andy-eunson
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Andy Eunson  - March 22, 2020, 9:03 a.m.

I know one guy that rode up Cypress yesterday and another that was turned back at the bottom. Which is it boys?

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mammal
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Mammal  - March 23, 2020, 8:25 a.m.

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Shoreloamer
+7 Andrew Major Mammal IslandLife Henry Chinaski Cooper Quinn Niels Timer
Greg Bly  - March 22, 2020, 11:41 a.m.

There is nothing stopping you from parking on a less populated street and going for a walk or a ride. I see over flowing parking lots full of people and huge crowds at trail entrances.  I rode my bike on quiet streets and un popular trails. When I passed Interriver park I was shocked at all the people hanging out . Probably 20 people on the pump track. 

Let's not panic but please use some caution .

There are over 150 trails on the North Shore please choose an obscure trail , something new perhaps. 

Please park on a street far away from the trail head and go enjoy nature. 

Thanks

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cooperquinn
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Cooper Quinn  - March 23, 2020, 11:11 a.m.

This.

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Captain-Snappy
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Merwinn  - March 23, 2020, 9:44 p.m.

Ride in off-peak times, and with roomates/spouses/siblings. Bust out the lights

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