Photo: Government of BC
BC Parks is limiting access to popular Sombrio Beach in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park over the upcoming long weekend to try to halt any party-goers in their tracks.
For the fourth year in a row, the 2.5 km gravel access road leading from Highway 14 to the parking lot at Sombrio Beach trailhead will be closed to vehicle access from Friday morning until Monday night.
It is to discourage illegal activities, such as parties and vandalism, which have occurred in past years.
BC Parks will work with the Conservation Officer Service and the RCMP.
All locations within Juan de Fuca Park, including the designated campsites and access trail at Sombrio Beach and the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, remain open to the public.
The three remaining trailheads to the Juan de Fuca at China Beach, Parkinson Creek and Botanical Beach are still accessible by vehicles.