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!

 

Funding Available for BC Parks Volunteers

Posted on April 15, 2013
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Categories: Volunteers

See news release here. $240,000 is available for BC Parks volunteer projects taking place in 2013/14. To access this funding for a specific park, please contact your local BC Parks staff or email... Read More

Swan City Snowmobile Volunteer Day

Posted on March 18, 2013
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Categories: Outdoor Activities | Volunteers

On February 16th, the Swan City Snowmobile Club hosted a volunteer appreciation lunch at the Public Use cabin at Kakwa Lake in Kakwa Provincial Park in celebration of Alberta's Family Day. BC... Read More

BC Parks’ staff and volunteers complete trail-building project at Hakai

Posted on January 30, 2013
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Categories: Our People | Outdoor Activities | Volunteers

Written by: Coast Mountain News For the past three years, BC Parks, in collaboration with the Hakai Beach Institute and the Hakai Luxvbalis Collaborative Management Board, has undertaken a facility... Read More

Guest Post: Fat Dog 100 Trail Race

Posted on January 16, 2013
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Categories: Community Event | Outdoor Activities | Volunteers

Written by Heather Macdonald, Mountain Madness Trail Running 120 miles is not only a daunting distance for the racers but it’s a major undertaking for the race committee to make sure the route is... Read More

Ecological Reserve Wardens Enjoy Lunch in Spences Bridge

Posted on January 11, 2013
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Categories: Volunteers

Written by Bruce Petch, BC Parks Area Supervisor, Thompson-Cariboo Region Driving through Spences Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway, you might miss the The Packing House Restaurant. This funky... Read More

 

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