Storm event advisory for park: Caution advised for storm watchers

 

Parks Canada has issued a storm event advisory, warning the public to use extra caution on beaches, shorelines and ocean waters in and around Pacific Rim National Park Reserve from Saturday, January 11th through Monday, January 13th.

"During this time period, storm-force winds are expected to reach up to 90 kilometres per hour and large waves are forecasted at up to 10 meters in height, according to Environment Canada. These conditions could result in flooded beaches, floating logs, large waves breaking high up on shore and extremely hazardous surf conditions," a spokesperson for Parks Canada said.

The most dangerous period of the day is likely to be at high tide, a release issued by Parks Canada said. 

Visitors interested in viewing the storm are advised to use the following safer locations:

  • Kwisitis Visitor Centre’s Observation Deck  at Wickaninnish Beach

  • Florencia Bay Lookout

Depending of the severity of the storm, select beach parking lots and beach areas in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve may be temporarily closed to protect public safety. Until that time, all areas of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve remain open.

For more information please visit the Pacific Rim Visitor’s Centre, Kwisitis Visitor Centre, call at 250-726-3500 or  go to www.pc.gc.ca/pacificrim

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