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!

 

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

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

Measuring Change in BC’s Parks

Posted on October 17, 2016
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Categories: Conservation

Tags: Conservation Project

In 2011, BC Parks launched its Long-term Ecological Monitoring, or LTEM, project. This project is designed to measure environmental change over a long period of time. Parks provide relatively... Read More

Get Your Bear-ings!

Posted on September 8, 2016
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Categories: Conservation

Tags: Wildlife

I’ve been a Ranger for two seasons now and can’t count the number of times I’ve given my “bear aware” talk to visitors on the trails. Wildlife education is one of the greatest tools we... Read More

Bear Viewing in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

Posted on September 8, 2016
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Categories: Conservation | Outdoor Activities

Tags: Conservation Project | Wildlife |

The changing seasons bring with them changing opportunities to experience wildlife and connect with nature in our parks. As the summer comes to a close, nature begins its autumnal preparations for... Read More

 

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