Roger’s Pass and all other backcountry access along the Trans-Canada highway in British Columbia is now prohibited. Parks Canada and Avalanche Canada will no longer be issuing public avalanche bulletins for the remainder of the 2020 spring season, either. It’s the end of ski season for many in B.C. as governments around Canada, the U.S., and the world are taking stricter measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Parks Canada shared in a Facebook post:
⚠️ COVID-19 UPDATE – March 27, 2020 ⚠️ #StayHome
ℹ️ In Glacier National Park:
🚗 The Trans-Canada Highway remains open to through traffic only. Washrooms will continue to be maintained at the summit of Rogers Pass and the Sir Donald pulloff.
🚫 All visitor parking areas are closed
🚫 Backcountry access is not permitted at any point along the Trans-Canada Highway
🚫 All Winter Permit System areas are closed
🚫 Parks Canada will no longer be issuing public avalanche bulletins for the remainder of the 2020 spring season
Current information for Glacier: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/glacier/visit/covid-19-info
ℹ️ In Mount Revelstoke National Park:
🚫 The Meadows in the Sky Parkway is closed
🚫 Nels Nelsen Historic Area parking is closed
Current information for Mount Revelstoke: https://www.pc.gc.ca/…/pn…/bc/revelstoke/visit/covid-19-info
The following facilities are also closed until further notice:
🚫 Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
🚫 Parks Canada Administration office, Revelstoke
No one wants to stop skiing, but no one wants to get the coronavirus either. If we work together this season by cutting it short, then we can enjoy the next season, and the next ones after that. But it is up to us to stop the spread of this horrible virus. Together we are strong!