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Visiting six of B.C.'s most popular provincial parks just got a lot easier again

If you've wanted to visit one of several popular provincial parks in British Columbia, but haven't had the stomach to wake up at 5:45 a.m. to get a day pass — now's your chance.
BC parks ranger
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Provincial parks in B.C. no longer require a day pass.

The day-use pass system was started as the province re-opened from its COVID-19 lockdown.

The idea was to provide a limited number of passes to prevent overcrowding in the parks.

The passes had been required for the Berg Lake trail at Mount Robson Park, the Chief Peaks trail at Stawamus Chief Park, upper mountain trails at Cypress and Mount Seymour parks, parts of Garibaldi Park and all trails and day-use areas of Golden Ears Park.

"These environments do not easily allow for physical distancing and large numbers of visitors also have increased environmental impacts," reads a notice on the BC Parks website.

"The trail systems within these parks can become crowded at narrow pass points and viewpoints which can lead to congestion and difficulties maintaining physical distancing."

However, the site said that day passes aren't required at this time.

"Day use passes are not required to visit any BC Parks at this time. Any changes to the status of day-use pass requirements will be posted here."

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- with files from The Canadian Press