Trails Built with a Purpose, For the People



BC Parks guest blog post by Dudley Coulter, North Okanagan Cycling Society   Not much of a ‘shoulder season’ in Vernon provides ample opportunity for trail development… There are early signs of spring in Greater Vernon, and the North Okanagan Cycling Society (NOCS) couldn’t be more excited. Spring in Greater Vernon, and more specifically, Kalamalka … Continued

BC Parks and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: 2016



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 well as BC Parks’ staff organizing and hosting cleanup events in many of our Provincial Parks. These events are a great way … Continued

Cleaning BC Parks Beaches, the Marine Trails Way



Guest Blog Post: BC Marine Trails Network Association  There are some really remote marine parks within the BC Parks system that are not visited regularly simply because they are hard to get to.  These parks however, are often premium destination sites for paddlers who love to travel and explore the ever expanding BC Marine Trails … Continued

Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans Shoreline Cleanup Event



Story submitted by BC Parks Area Supervisor Rob Wilson It was an amazing day at Cultus Lake involving 7 volunteer divers and myself as the BC Parks representative. Divers were transported from the shoreline to the cleanup location in our vessel, and as the volunteers filled up their bags with litter, I’d clip them to … Continued

Volunteer Group Guest Blog: Surfrider Foundation



Written by: Kelsey Singbeil, Surfrider Vancouver Island Volunteer The boat lands with a thud on the sand. It’s time to start unloading. Four of us stay on the boat and start passing down dry bags, coolers and surfboards to the people onshore. Finally, we hand off the huge fishing nets that we’ll use to collect … Continued

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanups in BC Parks



BC Parks is excited to once again be partnering with the Vancouver Aquarium as a conservation supporter of the WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. BC Parks along with volunteers and community partners will be hosting cleanup events throughout the year in BC Parks. If you are interested in organizing a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup event, please contact your … Continued

West Okanagan Volunteer Newsletter



Want to hear about some of the volunteer activities going on in BC Parks? Check out the West Okanagan Volunteer Newsletter (June 2015) to see some of our volunteer projects, accomplishments, upcoming events and more!

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanups in BC Parks



BC Parks is excited to once again be partnering with the Vancouver Aquarium as a conservation supporter of the WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. BC Parks along with volunteers and community partners will be hosting cleanup events throughout the year in BC Parks. The Christina Lake Stewardship Society has already hosted a successful cleanup event. Here is … Continued

Cape Scott Park Tsunami Debris Cleanup



The Living Oceans Society organized a tsunami debris cleanup of gigantic proportions in Cape Scott park, at the Northern tip of Vancouver Island, this past summer. 19 volunteers took part in the cleanup over 12 days, at four locations in the park: Sea Otter Cove, Lowrie Bay, Helen Islands, and San Josef Bay. A helicopter, … Continued

Stories from the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in BC Parks



As another successful year for shoreline cleanups in B.C.’s provincial parks comes to a close, we take a look back at the stories from BC Parks staff, dedicated volunteers and community partners. Thank you for all your hard work! BC Parks along with volunteers and community partners held cleanups at the following locations: Elk Falls … Continued