Active Alerts

  • The boat launch and parking lot will be closed from sunrise to 11am on Friday October 23
    This closure is to facilitate the removal of equipment. During this time, boaters can use the Eagle Beach boat launch. See map >>

  • Due to tree work in the parking lot, there will be temporary disruptions and limited parking October 29 Noon to 4pm
    Please use caution around equipment and crews. Follow the directions of crews on site. See map >>

  • Temporary trail delays on Galloping Goose due to construction

    Aug 11, 2020 (updated Oct 16, 2020, 10:30am)

    From August 17 to November 30 there will be temporary trail delays from Gorge Rd E to Burnside Rd E.
    Please follow the direction of work crews on site. Use caution around crews and equipment.Construction is for trunk sewer lining. See map >>

  • The Ludlow Parking Area will be closed 8:00am to Noon on October 29 due to tree work

  • Blue Green Algae Bloom at Thetis Lake

    Aug 16, 2020 (updated Oct 13, 2020, 3:20pm)

    As of Oct 13, this advisory remains in effect. We continue to monitor water quality in the lake.

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) advises, in consultation with Island Health, that there is a blue-green algae bloom at Thetis Lake, located in Thetis Lake Regional Park. Blue-green algae can produce cyanotoxins. Visitors are advised to avoid swimming in the lake and to keep animals on a leash to prevent them from drinking or swimming in the lake until the advisory has been lifted.

    The algae usually produce a visible blue-green sheen, which appears as surface scum on the water. Not all blooms are easy to see and toxins can still be present in the water even if you cannot see a bloom. Blooms are unpredictable and may occur at any time.

    These algae are known toxin producers. Ingesting water containing these cyanotoxins may cause a range of symptoms, including headaches and abdominal pain in humans, and can lead to lethal liver damage in dogs.

    Please visit and Twitter @crd_bc for updates on the status of this algae bloom. To learn more about blue-green algae visit our website

    Thetis Lake Regional Park map (PDF)

  • Anticipated closures are from November 2-30, 2020 from 9am-3pm. A detour will be in place. Please plan alternate routes during these times.
    This trail closure is to facilitate removal of vegetation and completion of rock scaling work to improve overall trail safety. See map >> 

  • The summit will be closed on October 21 from 8am to 1pm for helicopter delivery

    This closure is to facilitate completion of repairs to the Fire Lookout Tower. Please use caution around equipment and crews. See map >> 

  • During October, between 9am and 3pm, the CRD will be performing air valve replacements within the Magic Lake Estates Water Service Area on Pender Island

    In order to complete the work, it may be necessary to interrupt water service to a portion of the community. Property owners affected by a water service interruption will receive at least 24 hours advanced warning by way of a hand delivered notification that will be placed at your door informing you of the date and anticipated time of the outage. Read more >>


  • Ongoing temporary trail closures at Mount Work, some weekdays 3-7pm

    Aug 10, 2020 (updated Sep 22, 2020, 1:14pm)

    Due to blasting work at Hartland Landfill, some trails will be temporarily closed Monday to Friday from 3-7pm
    Trails will be temporarily closed to ensure public’s safety while blasting is underway at Hartland Landfill from August 2020 to June 2021. Blasting is anticipated to occur every weekday.

    Please use caution around equipment and crews. See map >>

  • Fire Lookout Tower in Sea to Sea Regional Park temporarily closed

    Jul 20, 2020 (updated Sep 14, 2020, 2:16pm)

    The tower at the summit of Mount Manuel Quimper will be closed for repairs August 4 to October 15
    The area surrounding the tower will still be open. Park visitors should expect noise disturbances from crews working on site throughout the duration of repairs. Please use caution around equipment and crews. See map >>

  • Area in south section of Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park Closed

    Feb 28, 2020 (updated Jul 30, 2020, 2:23pm)

    The area remains closed and is located adjacent to the Sooke Highway around the 3700 block at the end of the four lane section

    This area is temporarily closed for construction of a parking lot. A bypass trail is open in the area. The Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail and its facilities will remain open.

    This activity is part of the opening of the southern section of Sooke Hills Wildnerness Regional Park. For more information on the park opening and to receive updates on related activities, visit the capital project page.

  • Water Guidelines for Safely Re-opening Buildings

    May 06, 2020 (updated May 11, 2020, 10:19am)

    Prior to re-opening a building, steps must be taken to ensure the water in the building is safe to consume.

    Response to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the prolonged closure or reduced occupancy of many buildings. When buildings are closed or on low occupancy for any prolonged period, water in the building becomes stagnant and can pose a number of potential health risks to consumers.

    It is the responsibility of each property owner to ensure it maintains the safety of the water within their building. Prior to re-opening or fully re-occupying a building, building managers need to take steps including flushing stagnant water, and disinfecting taps and plumbing fixtures.

    Depending on the size of the plumbing system, this procedure may take several minutes and up to several hours. Run the water until the water maintains a constant cold temperature and any discolouration has been flushed clear. Cooler and stabilized water temperature indicates fresh water entering the building from the water main.

    For more information, visit

  • On Thurs, March 19, between 8am and 4pm, the CRD will be carrying out annual maintenance and flushing of the water distribution system.
    During this maintenance, you may experience low water pressure and/or
    periods of discoloured water at your tap. Please refer to the Water Interruption
    Influenced Area Map attached.

  • The trail is closed between Waugh Creek Viewpoint and Suspension Bridge
    Temporary trail closure due to landslide near the Waugh Creek viewing platform. For details download the park map here.

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