It’s impossible to travel in British Columbia without stumbling upon a park. Over 14% of the landmass in BC are parks, making BC Parks the third largest parks system in North America—after the US National Park Service and Parks Canada.

There are over 1,000 provincial parks and protected areas that feature rugged coastlines and snow-capped jagged peaks to old-growth rainforests and rolling grasslands. In these natural spaces thrive a vast number of ecosystems.

Here we share the stories behind parks: learn about conservation projects and the challenges of climate change, be inspired by our volunteers, discover tips on how to be a better park visitor, or learn what it takes to become a BC Parks Ranger.

(cover photo: Boya Lake / Destination BC)

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanups in BC Parks

Posted on September 19, 2018

Categories: BC Parks News | Conservation | Volunteers

Tags: conservation | Conservation Project | great | Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup | Shoreline Cleanup |

BC Parks is excited to be partnering once again with the Vancouver Aquarium as a conservation supporter of the WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! Since 1994, over 700,000 participants from... Read More

Living Lab Program Supports Climate Change Research in BC Parks

Posted on September 6, 2018

Categories: BC Parks News | Conservation

  After a month of trudging through the vast wilderness of South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park, Robin Naidoo is starting to enjoy the fruits of his labour. Sometimes travelling... Read More

5 Things You Didn’t Know about BC Parks

Posted on August 28, 2018

Categories: Featured | Outdoor Activities

BC Parks is home to over 1,000 provincial parks and protected areas that range in diversity, from rugged coastlines and snow-caped mountains to dense rainforests and vast grasslands. Over 21 million... Read More

Vancouver Island Marmots Making a Comeback in Strathcona Park

Posted on August 24, 2018

Categories: Conservation

Tags: conservation | Wildlife |

During a recent routine check of a marmot colony near Castlecrag Mountain in Strathcona Provincial Park, a pair of researchers discovered a welcome surprise. Molly the marmot, an offspring from... Read More

BC Parks Volunteer Brings Trails to New Heights

Posted on August 3, 2018

Categories: BC Parks News | Volunteers

When Brian Moorhead retired from his job as an engineering technologist at the University of British Columbia in 2002, he spent the first year enjoying every minute of retirement. An avid... Read More


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