Sasquatch Provincial Park still closed heading into long weekend

Park closed Aug. 11 due to growing Mt. Hicks wildfire

Sasquatch Provincial Park remains closed heading into the Labour Day long weekend despite progress on the Mt.Hicks wildfire.

Those with reservations will be notified and refunded, states BC Parks.

The BC Parks website hasn’t been updated since Aug. 11, when the park closed in the interest of public safety. At that time the Mt. Hicks wildfire was 100 hectares, mostly uncontrolled and still spreading north.

As of Tuesday the blaze has reached 422 hectares but is 80 per cent contained by crews. An evacuation alert for nearby properties was rescinded Tuesday night and Highway 7 has completely reopened to traffic after being closed intermittently to improve fire crew access.

For those who planned to be in Sasquatch this week, BC Parks recommends using the Discover Camping website to check for available camping in the province.

Related: Crews make major progress on Mt. Hicks wildfire

Related: Mt.Hicks fire threatens homes as it moves west



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