Historical Fintry Provincial Park



Blog and photos by: Iain Robert Reid History and accessible nature come together at Fintry Provincial Park in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. This is not just a wilderness park with undisturbed nature. In fact, there is a long history of human use in this area by First Nations, Europeans settlers, and more recently … Continued

Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest, is happening now!



This past summer BC Parks, in partnership with Camping RV BC Coalition and Fresh Water Fishery Society, launched a fun, new park activity for kids and families called Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest! If you and your family had fun participating in Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest, it is … Continued

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

Stop Doing It For The Gram.



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 who, in fact, shoots content for “the gram” all day, everyday. My 9-5 is a social media manager and photographer for … Continued

Tour Operators Booking Campsites in BC Parks



There has been some recent media regarding the ability for commercial operators, specifically Recreational Vehicle (RV) rental companies, booking BC Parks camping sites on the Discover Camping Reservation system. BC Parks has always been aware that RV companies have booked reservations for their clients. Commercial operators do not receive preferential treatment to reserve campsites and … Continued

What you need to know about making a reservation at Garibaldi Provincial Park



Starting at 7:00am on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 reservations will be required for the most popular camping spots in Garibaldi Provincial Park from June 29 – September 30th. Elfin Lakes Shelter requires reservations all year round. The campgrounds that require reservations are: Garibaldi Lake, Taylor Meadows, Elfin Lakes, and the Elfin Lake Shelter. Why do … Continued

6 tips for adventuring at Raft Cove Provincial Park



There are lots of amazing places in the province that are suited to quick day-hikes or short weekend trips- and there are others that require some extra time. If you live anywhere south of Campbell River, Raft Cove is one of those places that requires some determination to get to, but is worth the journey … Continued

British Columbia’s Marine Parks Make Boat-Camping Easy



Blog post by: Michael McLaughlin from AHOY BC The first time I heard the expression “marine park” I pictured some shallow water area with lots of starfish.  A marine park was a chunk of water, right?  Fancifully, I imagined under-water interpretive signs, that one could read, I suppose, if they could hold their breath long … Continued

BC Parks answers questions and dispels myths about Discover Camping



We have received comments and questions in regards to making camping reservations in BC Parks. Below are some answers to these commonly asked questions. As a reminder, the matter of reselling BC Parks reservations is taken very seriously. We investigate every incident that is brought to our attention. If you see any advertisements regarding reselling … Continued

Horseback Riding in BC Parks



With the onset of spring, visitors are coming back into our provincial parks to enjoy the amazing recreation opportunities that BC Parks have to offer. One very popular recreation opportunity is horseback riding!  Pristine wilderness, old-growth forest, secluded lakes and rivers, snow-dusted mountain peaks, these are the types of vistas visitors may encounter while in … Continued