This was likely issued today because of coming long weekend.
Re crown land: It all boils down to who has authority over something. Feds manage national parks, provinces provincial parks, municipalities their local recreation areas etc. Then there is crown land. Right now there is no total lockdown order so one can recreate on crown land as long as social distancing rules are followed. But they really want us to stay at home as much as possible & not venture out for anything except essentials. That is how I interpret the whole thing.
I can appreciate that. There are nuances though.
1. Dr Henry encourages people to go outside
2. Dr Henry just yesterday said you're extremely unlikely to get the virus outdoors
3. For a lot of people suffering with mental health being outdoors is the only thing that keeps them sane and away from making some very bad decisions.
Closing down remote BC parks while leaving Stanley park open does nothing to prevent the spread, and in fact facilitates it in my (admittedly uneducated) opinion.