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!

 

Join us for Parks Day 2018!

Posted on July 17, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News | Community Event | Featured

Tags: Community Event

Have you heard of Parks Day? This annual event is celebrated on the third Saturday of July in every province and territory across Canada. Thousands of people come together to participate in fun,... Read More

A Summer Road Trip to BC’s Sunshine Coast

Posted on July 5, 2018
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Categories: Featured

Guest post by Mary-Ann Bell / The Camping & RV Coalition  Camping season is upon us! Temperatures are heating up and the kids are almost out of school, which is a perfect combination for... Read More

Get Ready to Play at Purden Lake Provincial Park

Posted on June 20, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News | Community Event | Our People

Written by Natasha Ewing On June 16,  BC Parks unveiled the first playground with universally accessible features in Northern B.C. at Purden Lake Provincial Park. To celebrate, kids and adults... Read More

Happy Birthday, Swan Lake Provincial Park!

Posted on June 18, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News | Community Event | Featured

Written by Julia Crawford BC Parks has a long and storied history: the first provincial park (Strathcona) was officially designated a park in 1911, and since then this number has grown to over... Read More

Student Rangers Spring Into Action

Posted on June 14, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News

Written by Pamela Roth With rakes, saws, loppers, shovels and a heavy Pulaski axe in hand, six student rangers head out onto a trail at Cultus Lake, ready to take on whatever lies... Read More

 

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