Area Closure - Sidney Island

Issued: October 27, 2020

Ends: March 01, 2021

















Pursuant to Section 36(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, the following area is closed to all public traffic and travel by order of the Superintendent, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada:

Where: Parks Canada land on Sidney Island  

When: From November 1st, 2020 until February 28th, 2021

The public closure is being expanded this year to include all of the park reserve land on Sidney Island.

All Parks Canada land on Sidney Island will be closed for public safety reasons to facilitate hunting by First Nations during this time period. Mooring buoys will remain open, however there will be no visitor access to the beaches, day use areas, or washrooms. Closure notices will be posted on-site. 

Contravention of this order may result in fines or prosecution under regulations pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act.


Marcia Morash Superintendent
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada