Vancouver park board closes part of Stanley Park seawall due to risk of ice breaking off rock face

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      The recent snowfall has created some dangerous conditions in Vancouver parks.

      The Stanley Park seawall between Siwash Rock and the Lions Gate Bridge is off-limits to pedestrians, cyclists, and rollerbladers.

      That's because the Vancouver park board worries about ice falling off the rock face and striking someone on the patch.

      According to a tweet by the board, this situation is being monitored and officials will provide an update when this area reopens.

      This comes a day after the Vancouver park board posted lifeguards near lakes and ponds to keep skaters off dangerously thin ice.

      That means no hockey games on Trout Lake, at least not for now.

      These aren't the only downers.

      VanDusen Botanical Garden is also closed today, which means there's no chance of checking out what it looks like blanketed in snow.

      It was open yesterday, however, and you can look at the photo on the park board's Twitter feed.

      VanDusen Botanical Garden was open yesterday but not today.
      Vancouver park board