The Comox Valley has had spring for a while now, and at the 1100m elevation of the Paradise Meadows trailhead to Strathcona Park, spring is also underway.
The Wilderness Centre & signage at the trailhead are free of snow, however the BC Parks parking area at the trailhead is still piled high with gravel & snow from the winter clearing of adjacent parking areas at Mt Washington Alpine Resort. Visitors will have to park at the Raven Lodge for now.
There is still a metre or so of snow behind the Centre & on the trails immediately past the trailhead.
The snow level varies from about 1.5 m to bare patches around some trees and other warm surfaces.
Snow is melting rapidly in the meadows, and at this rate, the boardwalk could be free of snow in a month or so. In the meantime, conditions will be tricky as the snow melts from underneath in many areas.