Churchill Drive gate closed this long weekend

May 14, 2020

Information bulletin

For immediate release

Churchill Drive gate closed this long weekend

Saanich, BC – The gate on Churchill Drive at Mount Douglas Park will be closed over the long weekend from May 16 to 18. This closure will ease vehicle congestion and increase pedestrian safety in anticipation of an increase in park visitors. The gate will reopen May 19 with regular hours of noon to 11 p.m.

The gate will also be closed on Canada Day and every long weekend through to Thanksgiving. In addition, the gate will remain closed December 25 to 27, 2020, and January 1 to 3, 2021.

All of Saanich’s playgrounds and outdoor recreation facilities remain closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 (note - these are now open), but there are still plenty of ways to get outside, enjoy nature and stay active while following provincial health orders and recommendations. Saanich’s beaches, more than 170 parks and 100 kilometres of trails remain open for citizens to enjoy. The Cedar Hill Golf Course reopened May 5. Please remember to practice physical distancing and always respect the natural environment.

Emergency Operations Centre staff are currently working through Saanich’s business resumption planning to determine when facilities will reopen over the coming weeks and months, so you can resume the activities that you enjoy.

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Visit for the most up to date information on service interruptions, re-openings and financial and community resources to assist citizens. Updates and reminders are also available on Saanich’s corporate social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter).


Media contact:
Information Officer
Emergency Operations Centre