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!


A Weekend with BC Park Rangers in the Skagit Valley

Posted on September 1, 2016

Categories: Our People

Tags: Rangers

Situated between the areas of Chilliwack and Hope lie 20 protected areas that BC Park Rangers in the South Fraser area have the pleasure of looking after. Skagit Valley Provincial Park located nearly... Read More

Cleaning BC Parks Beaches, the Marine Trails Way

Posted on August 24, 2016

Categories: Community Event | Volunteers

Tags: Shoreline Cleanup | Volunteer Group |

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. ... Read More

Summer Hikes with the Elk River Alliance: Elk Lakes Provincial Park

Posted on August 18, 2016

Categories: Outdoor Activities | Volunteers

Tags: Backcountry | Hiking |

Blog post adapted from Fernie Fix Magazine. Submitted by Lee-Anne Walker to FernieFix. My world turned upside down when my mother died. We had a special bond and the pain of her loss was... Read More

Hiking in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park

Posted on August 5, 2016

Categories: Outdoor Activities

Tags: Backcountry | Hiking |

Guest blog post by Iain Robert Reid Photography The air is thick with salt, huge coniferous trees tower above, and coastal canyons wind their way down to the sea where thunderous waves crash on... Read More

Stop Doing It For The Gram.

Posted on July 22, 2016

Categories: Outdoor Activities

Tags: Backcountry | Hiking | Recreation |

Guest blog post from Ally Pintucci from Chasing Sunrise For anyone that knows me, you read this title and probably think those words would never come out of my mouth. I'm an active photographer... Read More


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