No Warnings allowed
Snowmobilers have been seen on Garibaldi Lake Monday February 11 2013 in the early afternoon. This activity is not permitted in Garibaldi Park. Most sledders respect the rules but there are a few who insist in pushing boundaries to suit themselves.
Please act responsibly and help protect the values we have long cherished.
The following response from a BC Parks Senior Ranger details a correct response if you encounter illegally operated snowmobiles.
Any significant Park observations (such as infractions, issues or
details on recreation use) are greatly appreciated. Through you and
others like you, BC Parks has extra eyes and ears in Garibaldi Park
and this is so valuable.
I will follow up on this information. BC Parks takes infractions
seriously and often coordinates with other Government agencies for
enforcement actions. In this case, this was also reported by another
party immediately and is currently being actioned. As this file is
open and being investigated, I cannot give you further information on
Thank you for proactively reporting this and for asking for what to do
in the future to improve communications. Please keep the following
information in mind:
1. Immediate reporting helps (or as soon as possible). Often this
allows BC Parks staff time to get more detailed information needed for
laying charges. I realize this is often difficult as backcountry
Parks are often remote and usually have very limited cell service.
If possible call the Ministry of Environment, BC Conservation Officers
Report Line, immediately at 1-877-952-7277 (24hrs) AND also report
this to BC Parks via my email asap. mailto:[email protected]
2. Recording and reporting as many details as possible gives Parks
better information and a better case. Try to document the 5 W's
(what, when, where, who, and how. )
3. Try to get photos if possible. Photos assist documenting the
information. Photos of sled tracks would be one thing; whereas it
would be ideal to get photos of the riders and the particular sled