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General Information & Regulations

General Information & Regulations

Hours

  • Parks are generally open between 7am and 11pm, unless marked otherwise at a park entrance gate.
  • Entrance gates at Moorecroft and Englishman River Regional Park close at 9pm (subject to earlier closure during winter months).

Dogs

  • Dogs are permitted in RDN Parks if kept under control by their owners.
  • Dogs must be leashed at Moorecroft, Horne Lake and Descanso Bay Regional Park.
  • Dogs are not permitted in the Little Qualicum Estuary Regional Conservation Area.

Camping & Campfires

  • Camping and campfires are only permitted at Descanso Bay and Horne Lake Regional Parks.
  • Camping and smoking bans may be in effect during dry weather. Check for notices here.

Motorized Recreational Vehicles

  • ATVs, dirt bikes and other personal motorized recreational vehicles are not permitted in RDN Parks or Trails.
  • Overnight mooring of vessels (on land or water) is not permitted.

Wildlife & Our Natural Environment

  • The RDN is bear and cougar country. Learn facts and tips here!
  • Please respect wildlife, vegetation and other natural features in RDN Parks and Trails.
  • Hunting, harvesting, salvage or disturbance of any natural feature is not permitted.
  • Where garbage cans are not provided, please take out what you take in.

Special Events

  • A Park Use Permit may be granted for a special event or occasion within a park.

Park Use Regulations

  • For safe enjoyment by all park visitors, please observe and obey signage posted at RDN Parks and Trails.
  • Additional information can be found in the Park Use Regulations Bylaw No. 1399.