Nairn Falls Provincial Park Open to the Public For Use This Winter
Tourism Pemberton Destination Marketing Association is pleased to announce Nairn Falls Provincial Park day use area will be open to the public this winter. This followed the collaboration between Tourism Pemberton, BC Parks and Daniel Schranz Contracting Ltd. who recently signed a new volunteer partnership agreement.
The public will have access to the Nairn Falls Provincial Park day use area six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday. The parking lot will be plowed and maintained to allow for access and use, as required.
The site will be closed to the public on Sunday evening from 5:00pm through to Monday evening at 5:00pm in order to accommodate another BC Parks volunteer partnership with Spud Valley Nordics Association (SVNA). SVNA operate their youth cross country ski programs exclusively on Mondays.
“We are excited to have reached an agreement with BC Parks to have the Nairn Falls yellow gate open this winter for safe public access and use. This will remove the potential danger of folks parking along Highway 99 that we’ve seen up until now and it also offers another sustainable outdoor winter recreational activity for our local community and future visitors alike,” said Mark Mendonca, President, Tourism Pemberton.
“We are all happy to have this agreement in place for the benefit of the entire community and all park visitors,” commented Kevin Wagner, Pemberton Area Supervisor BC Parks, Ministry of Environment.
The public are welcome to access the groomed ski tracks for cross country skiing only and the walking trail to Nairn Falls will remain open as well. Walkers are asked to please stay off of the groomed ski tracks at all times, to follow signage and to stay on designated recreational access trails to avoid damaging the Nordic trails. Dogs are not permitted on the groomed ski trails.
There will not be any overnight parking allowed in the day use area and if overnight parking occurs, BC Parks will return to a closed gate operational model, as in the past.
Tourism Pemberton would like to thank BC Parks, Daniel Schranz, Delores Franz of SVNA, and the Village of Pemberton for their support in helping to make this venture a reality this winter.
This is a trial agreement for the 2020/2021 winter season.