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New parking fees at Peace Arch Provincial Park

Those attending events in Peace Arch Provincial Park, such as the annual Hands Across The Border celebration, should be aware that the parking lot on the Canadian side is on Semiahmoo First Nation land and is now subject to a $5 daily parking fee.  - File photo
Those attending events in Peace Arch Provincial Park, such as the annual Hands Across The Border celebration, should be aware that the parking lot on the Canadian side is on Semiahmoo First Nation land and is now subject to a $5 daily parking fee.
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Semiahmoo First Nation is now charging $5 per day for parking in Peace Arch Provincial Park.

BC Parks issued an alert bulletin prior to the Canada Day long weekend, noting that while parking is free in all provincial parks on BC Parks land, the Peace Arch Provincial Park lot is located on Semiahmoo First Nation land. The department also notes that since the lot is technically outside of the park, BC Parks can’t be held responsible for vehicles or their occupants while in the lot.

BC Parks staff are continuing active discussions with the Semiahmoo First Nation over use of the lot for visitors, according to the bulletin.

 

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