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B.C. launches day passes for six parks amid COVID-19 crowding concerns

COVID-19 physical-distancing measures in mind, but the Ministry of Environment said the passes are also being tested as crowd-management tool.

B.C. Parks warning hikers about Joffre Lakes parking chaos While parks are large, open spaces, the ministry said visitors are often confined to trails and viewpoints where maintaining two metres of distance is challenging.The province also points to longer-term issues of crowded facilities and parking lots, illegal parking on highways, and environmental impacts such as soil erosion and trail-widening.The new passes will be released daily at 6 a.m., for same-day booking on the Discover Camping website starting July 27.

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