Public access and Controlled Recreation Areas

Last updated on January 22, 2021
  • Public access within Controlled Recreation Areas is managed by ski area operators under agreement with the Province.

  • Significant public safety hazards are present within Controlled Recreation Areas throughout the year. For example, avalanche areas, rock fall areas, creeks/ponds, active construction sites, heavy equipment, operations vehicles and more are all examples of public safety hazards that could be present.

  • Mountain resort and community ski area operators are authorized to manage and direct public access within Controlled Recreation Areas year-round for the purpose of safe and orderly operation of the resort and to conduct development and ongoing maintenance activities.

  • Please visit your local resort/ski area’s website or by contact by phone for detailed information and advisories about public access within their Controlled Recreation Area.

  • Please respect Controlled Recreation Area signage, including closures and direction from ski area staff and area patrols.

  • Persons found to be in trespass or in contravention of public access advisories within Controlled Recreation Areas may be evicted from the area and face enforcement actions by local authorities.

Contact information

Kamloops Office
Kamloops Address
510-175 2nd Avenue
Kamloops BC  V2C 5W1
Fax: 250-371-3942
Victoria Address
PO BOX 9852 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC  V8W 9T5
Fax: 250-356-2842