Glacier Creek and Pass Creek campgrounds to be closed

Nelson, BC:  Campgrounds operated by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) at Glacier Creek Regional Park and Pass Creek Regional Park will be closed to overnight camping effective immediately. The closures will be in place until further notice.

“We are taking this step to align with provincial orders made to stop the spread of COVID-19, including restrictions on public gatherings, closure of services and businesses, and mandatory physical distancing,” said Joe Chirico, General Manager of Community Services. “We will continue to assess the campground closures and have them open for public use as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Glacier Creek Regional Park is located along the eastern shore of Duncan Lake, north of Meadow Creek, and Pass Creek Regional Park is located across the Columbia River, opposite the City of Castlegar at Park Side Road in Robson.

Other regional parks and trails remain open for occasional day-time use; however the public is reminded to practice social distancing and stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people.

More information about regional parks and trails can be found here: https://rdck.ca/EN/main/services/parks.html

The public is reminded that the provincial health officer has requested everyone to avoid unnecessary travel at this time, and that includes travel to campgrounds, cabins and secondary homes.

Further updates about the impacts of COVID-19 will be shared as needed, and will also be posted on our website here: https://rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergency-management/covid-19-updates.html

For more resources related to COVID-19, please visit the BC Centre for Disease control website: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19

Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, water services and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit www.rdck.ca.

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For further information, please contact:

Cary Gaynor
Regional Parks Manager, Nelson
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Tel: 250-352-1510
Email: cgaynor@rdck.bc.ca

For media enquiries:

Public Information Officer
RDCK Emergency Operations Centre
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Email: EOCinfo@rdck.bc.ca

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