West Vancouver launches Park Ranger program to promote physical distancing in parks

Apr 8, 2020

The District is launching a Park Ranger program to ensure people are getting the message about physical distancing while they are enjoying the outdoors.

Beginning Thursday, April 9, Park Rangers will be present seven days a week at popular parks and trails in West Vancouver.

Park Rangers will be monitoring physical distancing compliance and using a two-metre prop to demonstrate the amount of space that people must stay apart. They can be identified by their brightly-coloured yellow and orange vests.

Park Rangers will be working closely with Bylaw Officers and will be patrolling parking areas to advise people who are parking illegally that they will be ticketed and possibly towed.

Parks and trails are important for the health and well-being of our community, but the Provincial Health Officer has advised that people must stay two metres apart in order to enjoy them. Park Rangers are there to ensure people are following these guidelines.

How you can get outside, responsibly

Residents are encouraged to get outside, but to do it close to home. If you have to get in your car to get to a popular park, chances are that many others are doing the same.

The District has closed parking lots at Whytecliff Park, Lighthouse Park, Whyte Lake and Gleneagles Golf Course in an effort to keep parks open for locals while discouraging high numbers of visitors arriving by vehicle. People who continue to visit and park illegally in nearby neighbourhoods should expect to be ticketed and possibly towed. 

Please do your part by following the advice of health authorities and respecting closures that have been put in place to protect you.

For a list of closures and other District of West Vancouver updates, please visit:

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