Following guidance from the province's Restart BC Plan and new health and safety regulations from WorkSafeBC, we are taking all necessary steps to protect public health and maintain the safety of our employees.
Summer parking in Deep Cove
To keep the streets of Deep Cove safe and enjoyable for everyone this summer — and protect the surrounding trail ecosystem — we are regulating car and tour bus traffic in the village, as well as access to Quarry Rock.
Should you visit Deep Cove or Quarry Rock today?
Park Rangers will be on site all summer, monitoring parking availability and trail access, and tweeting regular status updates.
Before you head out, we strongly recommend you follow us on Twitter (#DNVParks). Depending on parking and trail availability that day, you may wish to postpone your visit until there's a less busy day, when you're likely to enjoy your visit more.
Real-time park updates (weekends and busy periods)
What you should know before you go
If you're planning to visit these popular destinations, please review the parking and access information on this page before you go, to avoid disappointment.
Parking in the village
There is very limited on-street parking in the village, and what few spaces there are are in very high demand. There are several parking lots in the village, but during the summer, they tend to fill up early in the day, and remain full all day.
This makes parking in the village a potentially time consuming and frustrating experience.
For your enjoyment, we recommend using an alternate form of transportation to come to Deep Cove, such as public transit or bicycle, or considering carpooling with friends or family.
If you do need to bring your car, here are your off-street parking options:
- Three-hour parking — The large parking lot on the east side of Panorama Drive is limited to three-hour parking, and is strictly enforced
- Overflow parking — Available from July 8 through August 25 (plus the Victoria Day long weekend), these school parking lots offer day parking, but also fill quickly, especially during the weekend
Hiking to Quarry Rock
The District's Fire Chief recommends that, for safety, only 70 people should be at the main Quarry Rock viewpoint at one time.
Given this, Park Rangers will monitor and count the number of visitors entering the trailhead, and manage access during peak times. If there are too many hikers on the trail when you arrive, you may be prevented from hiking to Quarry Rock until other hikers have exited.
Bus access to Deep Cove
Large tour buses are prohibited from stopping or parking anywhere in the village, and are not permitted to stop or park on surrounding neighbourhood streets. Any bus stopping in the village will be subject to a $500 fine.
Is your local school or non-profit group planning to arrive on a bus? You can request a temporary bus access permit that allows you to bring your bus to the village. Apply for your bus permit now.