Parks & Trails – Safety Notices

Parks & Trails – Safety Notices  

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Updated at 2:00PM, June 6th, 2019

Notice of Temporary Detour - Ammonite Falls Regional Trail

Timber contractors continue to clear wind throw southeast of Benson Creek Falls Regional Park in Vancouver Island University’s woodlot. The harvest area contains the Ammonite Falls Regional Trail, which provides access to the south end of the Regional Park and Ammonite Falls itself. For safety, trail users are being routed around the industrial work area on a signed detour within the woodlot which will remain in effect until the wind throw clearing has been completed. For more information, click [here].

Detour Period in Effect unitl Further Notice
(weekends excepted)

Updated at 3:00PM, June 12, 2019

Arrowsmith CPR Regional Trail Fully Open

All sections of the Arrowsmith CPR Regional Trail are now open to hikers. Work on clearing wind throw from winter storms has been completed and the trail route is once again clear and signed.

Updated at: 5:00pm, March 21, 2019

After the Winter Windstorms

RDN Parks staff are continuing to assess all regional and community parks and trails throughout the region for downed trees and debris and continuing clean-up following recent storms. The assessment and clean-up process will continue through 2019. Where necessary for user safety, temporary closure signs have been posted and notices added to the RDN web site. Please respect all posted signs and do not enter until the notices have been removed.

In general, always use caution when entering wooded parks and trails if it is windy. Expect there may be debris on path surfaces and beware of branches shaken loose by the wind.


Minor Park and Trail Closures

  • Spring Beach Drive Water Access, Gabriola Island- Closed