Remember that time you hiked up Black Tusk, returned to find a parking ticket on your ride, and your sweet day trip was ruined?
Yeah, me neither. I don’t have a car.
But I did pay for parking (someone else’s car) the other weekend in Golden Ears Provincial Park, out by Maple Ridge.
Now, such parking-lot hassles are a thing of the past, at least until a future government reintroduces them.
That’s because the B.C. Liberal government announced today (May 3) that, effective immediately, parking is free in provincial parks.
Premier Christy Clark, who promised to rescind the fees during the B.C. Liberal leadership contest, has reportedly said the lost revenue won’t result in a cut to the parks budget.
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