Recreation Area Closures

Upgrades & closures

Suspension Bridge Closure

  • The suspension bridge at the North end of Buntzen Lake will be closed for upgrades starting December 3 to 10, 2018. This work is weather dependent.
  • Hikers accessing trails along the West side of the lake will not be able to access North Beach and East side trails via the suspension bridge. Expect longer hiking times and more difficult terrain when returning to the parking lots from the Diez Vista, Lakeview or West Buntzen Lake trail.
  • Hikers accessing trails along the East side of the lake will be required to return along the East side of the lake as there will be no access to the West side trails from North Beach.
  • Please be aware of posted closing hours.

East Buntzen Lake Trail Closures

  • Sections of the East Buntzen Lake trail – from Power House Connector #1 Bridge to Coquitlam Bridge will be closed for the month of December, 2018.
  • Please be aware of posted detour routes.

Academy Trail Closures

  • Halvor Bridge will be closed for upgrades in the month of December, 2018.
  • Please be aware of posted detour routes.

Pavement upgrades: Ongoing

Crews are upgrading pavement in the parking lot and along sections of Sunnyside Road (between the entrance gate and the parking lot). Both the road and parking lot are open during this work.

Portions of the 10 km circuit around Hayward Lake Reservoir are currently closed due to Ruskin Dam construction.

Reservoir Trail

The Reservoir Trail is closed from Ruskin Dam to Hairsine Inlet. The trail can be accessed from the Reservoir Trail parking lot east of Blind Slough Dam at Stave Falls.

Railway Trail

The Railway Trail can be accessed from the Upper Railway Parking Lot or from the Hayward Lake Reservoir Recreation Area. The lower Railway Trail parking lot is closed.

 

Construction is underway. The following closures and parking restrictions are in effect:

  • Hayward Street over Ruskin Dam will continue to be closed to all motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrian traffic. Anticipate re-opening in winter 2019.
  • Hayward Street will be closed north of Keystone Avenue (except for local traffic) to Ruskin Dam. Parking will not be permitted. Anticipate re-opening in winter 2019.
  • Wilson Street will continue to operate for alternating single lane traffic at the dam, limited parking is available along the street. Anticipate re-opening in December 2018.
  • The Ruskin Recreation/Picnic site, located south of Ruskin Dam, will be closed to the public. This area, including the parking lot, will be fenced and used for construction. Anticipate re-opening in spring 2019.
  • The Lower Railway parking lot, northwest of Ruskin Dam, will be closed. The interim Upper Railway Parking Lot, located further up Wilson Street, will be available and provides access for trail and beach users. Anticipate re-opening in spring 2019.
  • Hiking Trails: Portions of the 10 km circuit around Hayward Lake Reservoir will be closed.
    • The Reservoir Trail will remain closed from Ruskin Dam to Hairsine Inlet. The north end of the trail can be accessed from the Reservoir Trail parking lot east of Blind Slough Dam at Stave Falls. In preparing to re-install the floating bridge across Hairsine Inlet, we discovered that the bridge and abutments were in poor condition and unsafe for public use. We're investigating options to allow public access to this area.
    • The Railway Trail can be accessed from the Upper Railway Parking Lot or from the Hayward Lake Reservoir Recreation Area. The lower Railway Trail parking lot is closed. Anticipate re-opening in spring 2019.