Over 14% of British Columbia is provincial parks, making BC Parks the 3rd largest parks system in North America! BC Parks are defined by rugged coastlines, majestic snow-capped mountains, ancient old growth forests, alpine meadows complete with blooming wildflowers, and vast grasslands. When you visit a park and protected area you are swept up by the sounds of birds chirping around you, ocean waves crashing against rocks, or wind whistling through the grasslands.

The BC Parks blog is your space to learn about the conservation projects conducted to protect parks, volunteer activities to make parks more accessible and sustainable for years to come, a behind the scenes look at the hard work done by BC Parks rangers, and a great place to learn about new ways to experience and enjoy BC Parks.

BC Parks regularly shares blog posts from our BC Parks team and volunteer groups; please feel free to share the posts with your friends and family so we can spread the word of all the great work done in protecting BC’s parks and protected areas!

If you have a great experience or story to tell from a BC Park, send us an email and you could be featured as a Guest Blogger!

 

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Guide: 2017 Reservation Open Dates (in a 4 Month Rolling Window)

Posted on December 23, 2016
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Categories: Camping Reservation

Tags: Camping

Please reference this list to find out when your favourite BC Parks frontcountry campground is available to book reservations, on a new 4-month rolling reservation window! Reservable campsites... Read More

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Discover Camping Changes for the 2017 Camping Season!

Posted on December 22, 2016
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Categories: Camping Reservation

Tags: Camping

British Columbians love camping and they are passionate about their parks! Changes to the BC Parks Discover Camping Reservation Service for the 2017 season aim to improve fair access for everyone... Read More

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BC Parks and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: 2016

Posted on December 16, 2016
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Categories: Community Event | Volunteers

Tags: Shoreline Cleanup

2016 was BC Parks’ fifth year partnering to support the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup as a Conservation Supporter. We are happy to report that it was a successful year with community groups as... Read More

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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park - making the shoreline more resilient to climate change

Posted on December 13, 2016
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Categories: Conservation

Tags: Conservation Project

If you go to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park’s main parking lot area and follow the trail to the beach you may be surprised to learn that just a few months ago, there was a 650 m long, >1 m... Read More

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The salmon run has begun in BC Parks

Posted on October 21, 2016
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Categories: Outdoor Activities

Tags: Wildlife

Ah autumn - cooler weather, brilliant colours, shorter days and the heady scent of the earth as it prepares itself for winter.  The change in seasons brings with it the chance to witness one of... Read More

 

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