So, exit the Rainbow Family from Raft Cove. Where will they go now?
B.C. Parks is helping dozens of neo-hippie campers, who'd descended on the remote Vancouver Island provincial park for a festival of peace and love, leave after closing it down over concerns about environmental damage.
The Environment Ministry, which ordered the closure Saturday and posted a notice on its website, was also apparently worried the 21st-century counter-culture crowd wasn't prepared to survive for a month in the rugged north-island coastal forest with little access to fresh water or supplies.
“The West Coast is about as extreme as it gets when it comes to surviving and camping,” Grant Cromer of Campbell River Search and Rescue told CTV News.
“So certainly [there’s] a big concern for somebody with little to no experience hiking along that trail, spending nights out with lower temperatures, not being able to have fires.”Read More »from Rainbow Family hippie gathering looking for new venue after B.C. closes park to them