Sicamous Creek Trails temporarily closed

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Trails at Sicamous Creek Falls will be closed indefinitely following a fatal accident that took place July 29. 

Sicamous RCMP report the 53-year-old Sherwood Park resident was hiking off the marked trail when he fell from edge of the gorge near the falls. 

The CSRD expresses sympathy to the family and friends of the man who died. 

To ensure public safety while the area is assessed and the investigation into the incident continues, the entire Sicamous Creek Trail system will be closed to the public. 

The death of the Alberta man marks the second time in three months that someone has suffered a fatal fall from the area above the waterfall. On May 15, a 27-year-old man fell from the cliff above the falls.

The CSRD always advises users of its trail systems to use caution and keep to marked routes when hiking. 

More information on the status of the trail system will be provided as it becomes available. 

Photos: Above right: A view of the Lizard Trail with tape blocking access to the public.

Below: Access to the Sicamous Creek Trail system has been blocked off at the entry point off the parking lot. (CSRD photos)