High waters shut down campground

Dog owners warned to keep their canines away from fast flowing waters

  • Jun. 20, 2012 6:00 a.m.


High waters on the Fraser River have caused at least one Fort Langley campground to temporarily shut down and a portion of the Fort-to-Fort Trail has been closed due to flooding.

Metro Vancouver is also sending a warning to dog owners about keeping their pets from playing in the fast flowing waterway.

Metro Vancouver Parks Edgewater Bar campground is closed temporarily due to the high water level of the Fraser River. According to Metro’s website, the campground will reopen once the floodwater has receded and clean-up is complete.

Access to Derby Reach Park’s dog off-leash area from the river trail is also closed due to high waters.

The off-leash area can be accessed via Allard Crescent but dog owners are advised to keep their pets out of the fast flowing river at this time because the animals can easily be swept away.

Brae Island’s trails are closed but the Fort Langley campground is still open, said Metro Vancouver operations supervisor Roger Bean.

Some Glen Valley trails are closed as well, said Bean.

“For the most part our parks are fairly water resistant,” said Bean.

At least 40 homes in Chilliwack had to be evacuated this week because the Fraser River waters were rising too high. Water levels aren’t going to be as high as expected. The last time the Fraser River rose this high was in 2007.

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