General Information & Regulations

General Information & Regulations

General Information & Regulations 

 

Hours
  • Parks are generally open between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. unless marked otherwise at a park entrance.
  • Entrance gates at Moorecroft and Top bridge close at 9 p.m. (subject to earlier closure during winter months).
Dogs
  • Dogs are permitted in RDN Parks if kept under control.
  • Dogs must be leashed at Moorecroft, Horne Lake and Descanso Bay Regional Parks, as well as any parks or areas where signage instructs to do so.
  • Dogs are not permitted in the Little Qualicum River Estuary Conservation Area at any time.
Parks Use Permits & Special Events
  • Park Use Permits are required for any commercial activity, commercial filming, and for any event taking place within a RDN park.
  • For more information on permit fees and conditions, refer to Bylaw 1801
  • Please apply at least six weeks prior to event to ensure time to process permit.
  • Park Use Permit process:
    • Contact RDN Parks at recparks [at] rdn.bc.ca or 250-248-4744 with any questions regarding your event and permitting.
    • Please fill out the application and return to recparks [at] rdn.bc.ca.
    • Once the application is received you will be contacted by staff in order to discuss your applications, and we may request further information.
    • Submit insurance and additional required supporting documents.
    • Permit will be completed and emailed for payment. Once payment is received, the permit will be emailed to you for signature. Please sign and return a copy to RDN parks staff.
Camping and Campfires
Vehicles, E-Bikes and Vessels
  • ATVs, dirt bikes and other personal motorized recreational vehicles are not permitted in RDN Parks or Trails.
  • Electric bikes are not considered vehicles and are permitted in RDN Parks and Trails.
  • Overnight mooring of vessels (on land or water) is not permitted.
  • No person shall bring in, park, operate, launch or run ashore a personal watercraft (seadoo/jet-ski).
  • Please refer to Bylaw 1801 for more information.
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.
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. 1801.