May 3, 2022

Notice from BC Parks - Partial trail closure – Trail section from Hamill Creek trailhead to Earl Grey Pass is closed for summer of 2022. Major trail works are occurring. Earl Grey Pass to Toby Creek trailhead section is open. The Earl Grey Trail will be receiving major upgrades including removing/ replacing cable cars, bridges and other trail work on Hamill Creek side (west side trailhead). The trail will be closed for repairs /major works and will be inaccessible to the public for the summer of 2022 from the section of Hamill Creek trailhead to Earl Grey Pass. For your safety, please observe this trail closure. Please continue to check this page for updates. [Ed.Note: Current trail conditions are shown in the pdf in the "Trail Conditions" section.]

April 12/19
Lighthouse Work Parties Confirmed

The first two work parties have been confirmed for the Pilot Bay Lighthouse painting project.
1. On Friday Apr 26, we will be on the ferry at 8:10 to go pressure wash the outside. We'll need a couple of other volunteers besides myself to help pull the washer up to the lighthouse, hold the ladder and generally get a little damp.
2. Weather permitting, the second work party will be a three day affair starting on May 11 and running through the weekend. It is NOT necessary to commit to all three days. The goal at the end of the three days will be to have the cupola and the railings painted and to get the bottom of the building painted up to 8 or 10 feet. That will allow the building to be re-opened to the public. The rest of the painting will be scheduled for later in May.If you can, please consider coming out to help. We had a fun weekend last time with lots of laughs in good company.