RDN Public Notice

Temporary Closure to Whalebone Community Park
Beach Access Stairs

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) has temporarily closed the Bluewhale, Hummingbird and Joyce Lockwood beach access stairs located in the Whalebone Community Parks on Gabriola Island due to safety concerns owing to erosion, damage, and other site challenges. A geotechnical assessment has been completed and the stairs will remain closed pending a review of the repair options and pricing.

In addition, the Queequeg beach access will be temporarily closed for improvements set to commence shortly. This access is expected to be reopened to the public prior to the end of July.


Mark Dobbs
Superintendent Parks Operations and Capital Projects
Regional District of Nanaimo
250-248-4744 or 1-888-828-2069