Fred Lynn On MacD W Shoulder this October, near Rogers Pass. (Photo by Olivier Denis-Larocque)

Get an annual winter permit says Parks Canada to Rogers Pass users

Daily permits may not be available but system will be enforced

Parks Canada is asking that if you plan to ski or snowboard in Rogers Pass this winter that you get a free annual permit, which is now available online.

Visitor services in Rogers Pass will be limited this winter and daily permits may not be available.

“Compliance with the winter permit system is essential for recreational access to continue to be allowed,” said Parks Canada in a news release.

Though visitor services will be limited, staff doing enforcement and prevention activities will be increased to ensure visitor compliance at trail heads and parking lots. Winter permits are required starting Nov. 18.

Parks Canada is reminding people to plan ahead and stay safe.

“The avalanche control program in Glacier National Park protects the public from avalanches along the Trans-Canada Highway, it is not for the safety of backcountry skiers and boarders,” reads a news release.

READ MORE: There’s 3 times more snow near Revelstoke than usual

Overnight parking in Rogers Pass will not be allowed this year at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre as well as other parking lots in the park.

Previously, 10 overnight parking spots were available for self-contained units.

Parks Canada said this decision is due to additional safety considerations as snow removal and winter maintenance occur overnight in these areas.

The exhibits and washrooms at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre will also be closed until further notice, however a new 24 hour washroom facility will be available.

Access to the discovery centre will be limited to one to two visitors at a time, physical distancing measures, one way directional entry and exit routes and plexi-glass barriers will be in effect this winter.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear non-medical face masks.

Based on visitor behaviour over the summer of 2020, winter backcountry use in Glacier National Park is expected to remain high or increase in 2020-21.

For more information see pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/glacier/visit/hiver-winter/ski


 

@RevelstokeRevue
editor@revelstoketimesreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Parks CanadaSkiing and Snowboarding

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
COVID-19 holds steady in Revelstoke at 16 new cases

The numbers are from Jan. 10 to 16

The Stoked Cubs U11 girls hockey team is the first girls team in Revelstoke in a long time. (Submitted)
Revelstoke’s girls hockey team skating towards $100,000 competition

The U11 team pitched support for the food bank in a submission to the Good Deed’s Cup

Calls for potential overdoses in B.C. spiked in 2020, especially in the Okanagan - Shuswap. Pictured above is a BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES)
Overdose calls spike in 2020 across the Okanagan – Shuswap

Stats show every major community in Okanagan - Shuswap increased in calls for potential overdoses

The BC SPCA is adapting its fundraising after cancelling events due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
BC SPCA gets creative with fundraising as pandemic continues

The non-profit’s in-person fundraising events all had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

Vancouver Canucks’ Travis Hamonic grabs Montreal Canadiens’ Josh Anderson by the face during first period NHL action in Vancouver, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Horvat scores winner as Canucks dump Habs 6-5 in shootout thriller

Vancouver and Montreal clash again Thursday night

Interior Health has declared the Cariboo Chilcotin a community cluster. (Angie Mindus photo)
Interior Health declares Cariboo Chilcotin region a COVID-19 cluster, 215 cases since Jan. 1

Most cases are related to transmission at social events and gatherings in Williams Lake

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a single-vehicle rollover Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, after a vehicle came into contact with a pedestrian light pole at Kalamalka Lake Road and 14th Avenue. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Minor injuries in rollover after vehicle hits Vernon crosswalk pole

The vehicle flipped onto its side, closing Kalamalka Lake Road

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Penticton city council heard from Dhorea Ramanula, of Paid Employment for People with Lived Experiences Tuesday, Jan. 19. Ramanula’s organization has operated public washrooms in Kelowna staffed by community support workers since April, she says Penticton could benefit from a similar facility. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
Penticton interested in new public washroom concept to combat vandalism

Public washrooms with on-site support staff have been operating in Kelowna since April

Canada Post had remove a lot of letter boxes around Penticton after they were vandalized. This letter box at the United Church on Main St. remains unscathed. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Street mailbox vandals strike Penticton drop boxes

Canada Post had to remove a bunch of the vandalized units

Esa Carriere, 23, was the victim of a 2018 Canada Day homicide. (File)
Youth sentenced in Kelowna Canada Day killing

Young woman pleaded guilty to lesser assault charge, sentenced to 15-month intensive support and supervision program

Most Read