Temporary Intermittent Closure - Incinerator Parking Lot

Issued: January 09, 2020

Ends: March 13, 2020

UPDATE: February 17, 2020

Work is progressing at Incinerator parking lot as planned, and visitors can now expect intermittent closures in the area until mid-March 2020.

Parks Canada is working closely with the contractor to ensure visitors can continue to access this popular day-use area and enjoy the nearby beach and trails.

Starting as early as January 13, 2020, the Incinerator parking lot in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve will be temporarily closed to all public access until further notice.

The closure will allow work crews to prepare the trailbed for ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee) – the new multi-use pathway being built in the national park reserve. While the work is underway in this area, additional parking is available at the Long Beach parking lot. This portion of the work, and the associated closure, is being scheduled during times when visitation is lower to minimize disruption to locals and visitors. The work is weather dependent, so the exact completion date is difficult to determine. Crews will work from Monday to Friday, from dawn to dusk, to complete the work as quickly as possible. Visitor safety is a top priority for Parks Canada, and this closure will remain in place until the work is completed. Visitors to the area can expect to see fencing around work areas and heavy machinery on the move, and are advised to exercise caution and respect all on-site signage.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind visitors to the area that the ʔapsčiik t̓ašii corridor is an active construction zone. Visitors are not permitted to enter any portion of the 25 km pathway until its completion is announced. Parks Canada appreciates the patience of the community and visitors alike while we complete this important work.

For updates on ʔapsčiik t̓ašii and other infrastructure projects in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, visit parkscanada.gc.ca/pacificrim.

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Authority: Pursuant to Section 36(1) of the National Parks General Regulations.