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UPDATED: Stawamus Chief, Murrin Park and Brandywine Falls are opening today

The two Squamish parks will open for first time since COVID-19 closures
Murrin park
Murrin Provincial Park is open today.

Just in time for the long weekend, three popular parks in the Sea to Sky are opening up.

In Squamish, the Stawamus Chief and Murrin Park will be taking visitors today for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic closures were announced at the end of March.

It should be noted, however, that the Chief's backside trail — an ever-popular hiking destination — will remain closed, as per an order from the executive director of BC Parks.

Further up north, Brandywine Falls is opening up today as well. However, the popular Squamish waterfall, Shannon Falls, will remain closed.

Parks in the Sea to Sky were shut after concerns that large crowds were gathering in the areas, creating a risk for disease transmission.

Initially, Alice Lake was the sole Squamish park scheduled to be opened today, but that has since changed.