This coming winter (2023-2024), BC Parks has arranged for Miller Capilano to intermittently plow the access road and about 70 parking stalls to provide winter access to the Rubble Creek trailhead to Garibaldi Lake and surrounding terrain. 

Important safety information

Throughout the winter season, Miller Capilano’s priority is to plow and maintain highways and primary roads.

During winter storm cycles, do not assume that the access road to the trailhead will be plowed.

Be prepared at all times for snow and ice. Ensure your vehicle has good clearance and is equipped with winter tires and chains. Check that your chains fit your tires and know how to put them on and take them off.

Even if the access road is plowed on your way to the trailhead, the road may be snow-covered on your return. Also, there are narrow sections along the road and you may need to pull off the road into deeper snow to let oncoming vehicles pass.

Please keep the turn-off to the Sea to Sky Retreat Centre clear. Please do not obstruct their road entrance because the Retreat Centre is open year-round.

Call protocol in the event of road safety concerns

  • For urgent road safety issues

Please contact Miller Capilano directly at 604.892.1010. Please keep in mind that during winter storms Miller Capilano’s first priority is to maintain highways and primary roads.

  • For non-urgent issues

Please contact BC Parks staff as noted below. BC Parks will connect with Miller Capilano as soon as possible:

  1. Erik Smeets, Area Supervisor Garibaldi South

Email: erik.smeets@gov.bc.ca, Phone: 778-266-1273

  1. Andrea Zemanek, Senior Park Ranger Garibaldi South Area

Email: andrea.zemanek@gov.bc.ca, Phone: 604-815-8535  

  1. Dylan Eyers, A/PPA Section Head sea to sky section

Email: dylan.eyers@gov.bc.ca, Phone: 604-741-7302

Road condition reports

Let FMCBC know about your experience accessing the parking at the trailhead – good and bad – and share suggestions for improvement. Provide the date of your trip, a brief description of the road conditions encountered, and, if you have them, photos showing the road conditions. Please send your road condition reports to Garibaldi@fmcbc.groups.io