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(cover photo: Boya Lake / Destination BC)

New Name for Provincial Park a Welcome Change

Posted on October 22, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News | Conservation | Featured

Tags: conservation | reconciliation |

Looking at the signs with the new Indigenous name for Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, Chief Oliver Arnouse of the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band cannot help but feel proud. It has been... Read More

Salute to the Sockeye Draws Crowds From Near And Far

Posted on October 9, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News | Community Event | Conservation

Tags: conservation | salmon | salmon run | Salute to the Sockeye |

Soichi Okano couldn’t believe what he was seeing when he went to the sockeye salmon run at the Adams River 24 years ago. Walking beside the turbulent water, the aspiring photographer from... Read More

Adaptive Recreation Equipment Changing Lives in BC Parks

Posted on October 4, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News | Our People

Tags: accessibility | BC Parks |

Enjoying a sunny day on a sandy beach, paddleboarding on a pristine lake with friends, and exploring the mountains in B.C.’s provincial parks are something Debra McDonald never thought she’d... Read More

Student Rangers End First Summer on a High Note

Posted on September 28, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News | Conservation | Our People

Tags: student rangers

Looking back at her first summer spent working as a BC Parks student ranger, Emma McGrath has a list of projects that fill her with pride. On one occasion, McGrath and her crew hopped into a... Read More

GO Grants Turn Parks into Classrooms

Posted on September 24, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News | Community Event | Featured

Tags: Children and Youth | GO Grants | Outdoor Education | Outreach | Partners | Schools | Youth |

Did you know the benefits of outdoor play for children are dramatic and long lasting? Studies have shown that access to nature improves brain activity, increases self-confidence and self-esteem,... Read More

 

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