How to Become a BC Parks Ranger

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

We understand becoming a BC Parks ranger is on many people’s career wish lists. Opportunities to become a seasonal 2017 BC Parks ranger have now been posted. For more details on specific job qualifications to become a BC Parks ranger please click the links below. As this is a open forum, we don’t advise putting your specific qualifications for becoming a ranger in the comment field.   

We often hear from BC Parks enthusiasts about their interest in becoming a BC Parks ranger. We’re excited to announce that we are now collecting an inventory of interested people who would like to work as a seasonal BC Parks ranger.

What does a BC Parks ranger do?

Being a BC Parks ranger is a very rewarding experience, especially if you love being outdoors and having positive impact on conservation and park visitor’s experiences.

As a BC Parks ranger you are responsible for maintaining facilities, delivering, monitoring and reporting on assigned recreation, conservation and extension services and activities. You are also the field contact for park visitors and contractors, and are dedicated to protecting park visitors and resources, enforcing compliance with the Park Act and other statutes and rules.

What are some key skills, education and experience required to be a BC Parks ranger?

Qualifications to become a BC Parks ranger include:

  • Undergraduate degree or technical diploma in Natural Resource Management, Outdoor Recreation Management or related field, or completed first year (minimum) related degree or diploma (as above) and 6 months related experience, or equivalent education and two years related experience.
  • Skills and experience in: public relations and communication, safety and enforcement, resource management, contract and permit administration, backcountry and marine, facility management, equipment operation and maintenance, and leadership and teamwork.
  • You will also need to be certified (at the date of hiring) in:
    • WCB recognized Occupational First Aid Level 1, 2, or 3 (Applicants are responsible to ensure their certificate is recognized by WCB);
    • Public Safety/Park Security Training (Parts 1 & 2) offered through BC Institute of Technology. These courses are referred to as Law and its Administration #3110 and #3120; and,
    • Candidates are required to possess a valid Class 5 Drivers License;
  • Additional qualifications may be required for some regions

*Please note the qualifications listed above are for a Park Ranger, for more information on qualifications to become a Senior Park Ranger and further information on the requirements for becoming a BC Parks ranger check out the Park Ranger Information page.

Apply below to become a BC Parks ranger

If you would like to submit your application to be a seasonal BC Parks ranger please click the below links:



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165 responses to “How to Become a BC Parks Ranger

  1. Joseph

    Definitely interested, please tell me more.

    1. BCParks

      Hi Joseph! We’re happy you are interested. Being a ranger is a very rewarding opportunity. If you would like to apply, you can click the “Park Ranger” or “Senior Park Ranger” links above, in the ‘Interested? Apply now’ section. Thanks!

      1. Kaelyn

        Would work as a paramedic be applicable work experience?

  2. doug

    Is BC Search and Rescue considered related experience?


    1. BCParks


  3. Ryan

    Sounds like the job for me! I love being out there enjoying nature! As young blood, I feel this is a perfect opportunity for me.

  4. Ryan

    Sounds like the job for me! I love being out there enjoying nature! As young blood, I feel this is a perfect opportunity for me.

  5. Heather

    I have a undergrad degree in education and have 8 years experience as a parks laborer for different municipalities. Would that be accepted?

  6. Ariel

    If I have not yet taken the BCIT Courses required, is it possible to still apply now? And if selected to be a Park Ranger would I then be able to complete the courses to meet the requirement before actually starting the work term? Thanks!

    1. BCParks

      Hi there, you don’t have to have completed the courses before you applied, but you will have had to completed the courses by May 1st.

      Hope this helps!

      1. Christine

        I’m enquiring for my son – will there be time between job offer and May 1st to take the required BCIT courses?


        1. BC

          Thank you for your interest! You don’t have to have completed the courses before you apply, but you will have to complete the courses by May 1st. Hope this helps!
          For all information regarding requirements to become a BC Parks Ranger please visit:

  7. Shawn

    I would love this job too much. I would never leave the Bush.
    Seasonal…. That’s the only draw back

  8. Peter

    I am a UK citizen and will be coming over to BC in Autumn/fall this year. I have a working holiday visa and I am hoping to gain experience that will one day lead me to become a parks ranger. I hope to work hard and one day become a full Canadian citizen.
    I would be very greatfull if you could you provide me with any information or advice as to how to gain experience that will help me become a parks ranger? I already hold a conservation degree and have a number of years experience working with animals in zoos and in the wild.
    I love Canada and its immense wild areas and although it’s a big dream I hope to make becoming a parks ranger a reality.
    Peter Garside

  9. Ana

    Hi all,

    I am super interested, Biologist with almost all requirements except the two courses from BCIT. Are they strictly mandatory? Could I apply and do the courses while working? They are very expensive.


    1. BCParks

      Hi there,

      Unfortunately in the Park Ranger Requirements Information it says this in regards to the courses: “If not already obtained, candidates must be enrolled in these courses at the time of applying and provide proof of completion prior to an employment offer being made”.

      You have until May 1st to complete the courses.

      Thanks for your interest

  10. Jennie

    When does this position start?

    1. BCParks

      Start date varies depending on the specific position, but the average start date is around May 1st.

  11. Veronika

    Is this a job that would require heavy lifting (30+lbs), or is there maybe some workaround if this is required? Thanks in advance!

    1. BCParks

      Hi, heavy lifting is often a part of the role, whether its carrying tools or equipment but isn’t necessarily a day-to-day requirement.

      1. Veronika

        So then, from my understanding, this would probably be out of the question if you can’t handle carrying over 30lbs for long lengths of time?

  12. Ky

    I wanted to ask how well and how completely the OREC program at Cap U satisfies the requirements for a Park Ranger position on it’s own?

    1. BCParks


  13. b.c.

    I wish I could do this but don’t have the schooling…. I practically live at the parks I live in a camper van and for the past 10 months have just been hopping around and being a bum living at trail heads ski touring, fishing, snowshoeing, hiking, climbing, camping, just enjoying life. I can’t go to school cause it takes up to much time and i have an addiction to skiing touring that would get in the way of my studies. Also wouldn’t change my lifestyle for 2 years of school, Id miss out on so much of my early 20s if I did that. I’ll probably be living this way for the next 4+ years or till my body can’t deal with it. Truly a dream job though…

    Is there any other jobs you have that don’t require so much schooling? Labour, cleaning up garbage, trail mantince whatever. Id love to work for you but yeah 2 years of school would kill my ability to get out 3+ days a week.

    Thanks love you guys and gals for all you do.

  14. Kai

    Hi there,
    I am working on my Archaeology degree at SFU.
    Just wondering if I will be qualified to apply for the position upon graduate.

  15. Joy

    I’m currently in my first year of a two year Forest and Natural Areas Management program. I have the other prerequisites but no experience in the field yet. Will there still be positions open next summer when I graduate with a diploma?
    Thank you!

  16. NIca

    I am wondering if related experience may be 7 years Sports Marketing?? I am also an avid mountain biker, hiker and trail runner…
    And one more question, I start full time school in September, would this job still be suitable for that timeframe?? I imagine less rangers may be needed as the weather changes. This would definitely be an amazing opportunity!

    1. BCParks

      Hi, sports marketing wouldn’t be considered directly related experience but your other experience would be considered. As for September end dates, some positions only go as late as labour day weekend, this is something that could be negotiated at time of hire.

  17. Vanessa

    I always wanted to be. Fisheries tech. Environmental is in my blood

  18. Dan

    Here is a quick summary of what I would bring to the table. Would this cover any prerequisites?

    Certifications and courses taken:
    Red seal electrician (BCIT)
    Graduate of COLT (Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training program through Strathcona Park Lodge)
    Sea Kayak Guide + instructor
    Canoe Instructor
    Swift water Rescue training (srt1)
    Technical rope rescue training (trr-t)
    90hr wilderness first aid
    Avalanche Operations level 1
    CAA Mountain weather
    Marine radio operators license
    pleasure craft licence
    Class 5 Drivers licence
    Advanced Open Water Scuba licence

    Outdoor passions:
    Avid back country enthusiast
    Ski touring, Splitboarding
    alpine climbing
    Sea Kayaking

    1. BCParks

      From what you have provided, it looks like you would meet the min requirements, with the exception of the BCIT courses.

  19. Owen

    I am a 1st year student at UVic studying Geography and Earth and Ocean Sciences, I have 2 years experience working In Parks and Rec in my City however I have no other experience and have not taken the required courses at BCIT. Is there any volunteering programs or Shadowing of current park rangers available?

  20. Evan

    I too am interested in applying. Please let me know if I have the minimum requirements to apply.

    BSC Wildlife Biology
    Diploma in Environmental Technology
    6 coop terms and other related work with MOE, MOF, BCCF, Institute of Wildlife Studies, Arcata California, Ogopogo Environmental and Engineering and Ducks Unlimited and the Invasive Species Council of BC. Ample experience with invasive and endangered species. Have valid electro-fishing certificate.

    Thank you for your time in replying.

  21. Ryan

    I have read the requirements link and I believe I am qualified. I have a university degree in ecology and 18 years experience in natural resource conservation, including as director of a community based nature reserve in West Africa for most of that time. 2 questions: What does “seasonal” mean, exactly? Does my nationality play a role? (I am not a Canadian citizen.) Thanks!

    1. BCParks

      Thank you for your interest in the park ranger position, but the position is now closed and no longer accepting applications for this year.

  22. Ruth

    I’m wondering if seasonal also means there are winter positions available (sept-March) ?

  23. Ruth

    I’m wondering if seasonal also means winter positions (oct-mar)?

  24. Rachelle

    I was just wondering if you had any idea when applications for summer 2017 would start/close?


  25. Rich

    Wondering if Wilderness First Aid would be accepted or is mandatory to have OFA instead? Seems Wilderness would be more applicable to this position… Also, I presume positions will be opening up for the 2017 season, will the min. requirements be the same as for 2016 or are there additional requirements anticipated?

    1. Angelica

      I just did the wilderness first aid course this Nov in Nanaimo BC. Have you heard anything yet in regards to your post ?

  26. Catherine

    When will it be possible to apply for next summer ? The “apply now” link doesn’t work anymore.

  27. Catherine

    When will it be possible to apply for next summer ?

  28. Donna

    I would like more information on becoming a BC Parks Ranger please. Thank you. ?

  29. Sean

    I want to become a ranger for sure. I could do trail work or fire watch of scold teenagers for making a mess. All good things. What do I have to do?

  30. Jon

    Interested in what schools in bc these 2 courses are available

  31. lyndamae

    yes i would like more information please.. i live close to allison lake provincial park and i would like to know more about the contract for there. i have worked for parks canada in glacier mountain rogers pass… and for miquelon lake provincial parks in alberta, and the city of white rock parks department.
    thank you,

    lyndamae ooms

  32. Darcy

    Love to be

  33. Candace

    Is there any opportunity for working with BC Parks for the fall/winter/spring months? I am committed to a seasonal summer job.

  34. Megan

    I’d be interested in learning more about becoming BC Parks Ranger.

  35. Erik

    Just wondering when B.C. parks will open the competition for the 2017 season ?

  36. Matthew

    I’m very interested in the position I love the outdoors and am looking to get into a new career .

  37. David

    Very interested, love the outdoors. I would be a perfect candidate

  38. DON

    Interested…more information please..worked the outdoors most of my life.

  39. Jessica


  40. Trevor

    Im very interested! Please more information on how to get started

  41. Ashley

    Hello, I’m a 2nd year resource management officer technology student. I am interested in being added to your list of potential applicants for a park ranger position. Thank you!

  42. Liam

    im intersted, i love being outdoors and being active

  43. Susan

    This is definitely the job I’ve been looking for! I would love to become a park ranger. I love the outdoors, wildlife and beauty our parks have to offer. I’m very familiar with Yoho, Banff and Jasper National Park area’s and have spent time working as a Traffic Control Person in the parks as well as camping in several park camp grounds, hiking and visiting several area’s within the Park’s. I’m very outgoing and very good with people. I would appreciate and respect the golden opportunity of becoming a park ranger.

  44. Geri

    I had an amazing road trip to Northern BC last year; A solo trip with my golden retriever, Vista … from Victoria to Whitehorse. As a result of such positive experiences in BC Parks, I am interested in spending more time in these regions. I am open to acting as a seasonal Park Ranger in Northern regions, including North Coast, North East , Caribou and Thompson/Okanagan

  45. Rod

    We love camping, so would be very interested in becoming park rangers for the summer season anywhere in B.C.

  46. Dwayne

    Do we get any choice as to the park(s) we’d like to work at?

  47. Kim

    I am interested in what is required to become a BC Parks Ranger

  48. Nel

    Hi! I’m interested in Becoming BC Park Ranger but I still need to take the BCIT courses. I wonder if you still need a lot of Park rangers this year? or is the position already filled up? I am willing to take the courses if I still have a chance to get the job.

  49. Darren

    Hello there, I’m intested in the role/roles related to park ranger and park related environment. Wondering if summer of 2017 BC parks is looking to hire up and where one can be pointed in the right direction thanks

  50. Susan

    Very interested in becoming a Park Ranger..I live in Radium B.C. Please send me more info. Thanks

  51. Tom

    Hey BC Parks,

    I am very interested in applying for a job as a park ranger this summer (2017). Hpw would I go about do so?

    Tomas Smyth

  52. Angelica

    Hello there!
    I have currently completed the BCIT parks courses required and finished my Criminology diploma. I spend 3+ days in the backcountry every week and can’t get enough. I have met many park operators throughout the years.
    I have been looking into job opportunities with BC Parks however, I have haven’t found the method to submit my application for the actual park ranger position. Can you please help me understand how to apply or provide me with any information in that regard?

    There is no “apply now” button on this page

    Do I have to wait for a park ranger position to open/show on this site?

  53. Michael

    When are you planning on starting the hiring process for 2017?

  54. Fabiola

    Hi, I just talked to trauma tech regarding the first aid occupational courses and they said I don’t need to take level 1 and 2 if I’m taking level 3 as that would be repetitive. How accurate is that? Would you accept it? Thanks!

    1. BC

      Hello, yes – you only need to possess one of the levels in order to meet the Occupational First Aid qualification. Thank you for your interest and we hope this helps!

  55. Rodney

    I am interested in a position as Parks Ranger in the BC Parks system. If possible, I would like to be advised when these jobs are posted for 2017. Thanks!

    1. asloat

      Hi, the postings will be made available in the coming weeks. Thanks!

  56. Justin

    Hey there,

    I would be very interested in becoming a Park Ranger/Warden/Host should any positions become available.

    I am from the lower mainland, however would be open to pretty much anywhere!

    I am an avid outdoor enthusiast and thrive in this environment!!!!



  57. Lisa

    I am writing to you with great sincerity as I want to become a Park Ranger.
    Prior to my nursing career, I worked at Bow Valley Park in Kananaskis, Alberta.
    I love the outdoors and British Columbia.
    I have excellent communication skills, I enjoy meeting people and relish the thought of a career with BC Parks.

    1. BC

      Hi Lisa! We’re happy you’re interested. Being a ranger is a very rewarding opportunity. If you would like to apply, you can click the “Park Ranger” or “Senior Park Ranger” links above, in the ‘Interested? Apply now’ section. Thanks!

  58. Noella

    Interested in becoming a park ranger

    1. BC

      We’re happy you’re interested. Being a ranger is a very rewarding opportunity. If you would like to apply, you can click the “Park Ranger” or “Senior Park Ranger” links above, in the ‘Interested? Apply now’ section. Thanks!

  59. Jennifer

    Well I’d love a ranger job because nature is where i NEED to be, to rejuvenate, Being raised in a loggong camp on Vancouver Isl.

    But alas, too much is required that i dont have or can’t afford to get 🙁

  60. Ged

    Would a degree in leisure and tourism management with facility management certificate be considered for the academic qualifications. I have many years experience organizing events in the outdoor environments including festivals, sporting events, environmental
    sewardship programs etc. I was active in environmental protection/advocacy groups for many years. I have spent all my life in mountain acivities as a kayak and snowboarding instructor in the UK. I am in my mature years thinking of a career change.

  61. Juan

    I am a leader and very adaptable to any enviorment I am thrown in. Love the outdoors and this job seems to suit me just fine. Would love to take a shot at at. Thanks

    1. BC

      We’re happy you’re interested. Being a ranger is a very rewarding opportunity. If you would like to apply, you can click the “Park Ranger” or “Senior Park Ranger” links above, in the ‘Interested? Apply now’ section. Thanks!

  62. Jessica

    Hello I am in my second year with sea to sky park services. Completed a wildlife/forestry diploma and currently completing a conservation diploma. I also have my hunting and firearms certificate. Along with first aid, whmis, forklift, verbal judo. I wanted to apply last fall but I am getting the same response I am now. That there is no job postings. Is there a time this year soon where I can apply and get through to someone? If there’s a recruitment procedure, I’d love to get more information to meet my goals of furthering my career doing what I love.

    1. asloat

      Hi Jessica,

      The job posting for senior ranger is now posted. You can visit the BC Government job board to view the posting. Posting is open until April 10.


  63. Kevin

    Hello,i am really interested in becoming a park warden,i currently live in quebec and would love to move out to B.C and work at a national. I just wanted to know how do i become one? Any programs i should take in school or there something more specific that i have to do? Thanks for your time.

  64. BK

    Out of interest, where do Park Rangers live during the season? Is there accommodation somewhere in the park?

  65. Joel

    I´m Venezuelan citizen, Biologist, i work as park ranger in Casupo Municipal Park in Valencia City since february 2016… I would like to have the oportunity to be a park ranger in Canada

  66. Rocco

    Is it helpful to getting a job as a B.C. Park Ranger when I was working in Switzerland with the Law Enforcement and as a Park Ranger?

  67. Disgusted

    I can understand that park rangers look after the safety of park attendees and the property.. I feel that some like all areas of security guards have their bad apples I don’t feel it’s appropriate for them to approach guards contracted to do big events and disrespect them, flash their badges, and try to intimidate or threaten guards on duty for big events that are set up. That don’t show good public relations or good work ethics. They want respect I feel they need to give it and not try and gang up in a guard that is doing their job for a company by flashing their badges and lecturing and belittleing people while on work . U need to train ur guards better or these people do have the right to call the proper authorities on your park rangers line the city police or rcmp. You ate not above the law.

    1. jcrawfor

      Hi there, sorry we missed your earlier comment. Thanks for your reaching out. We’re sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience in Stanley Park. BC Parks manages and maintains all provincial parks in BC; Stanley Park is a regional city park, and is managed through the City of Vancouver. You can find more information and where to direct your comments and feedback here:

      The BC Parks Visitor Services Team

  68. tristen

    Hello, I am wondering if you are able to work all seasons instead of just one

  69. Abdelghani

    I am really interested in working and volunteering with you in BC park in greater Vancouver. I am a nature person, I have worked as a caver for the last five year. my dream is to be a BC park Ranger. I would like to me you in person and have more information. thank you

    1. jcrawfor

      Hi there. Thanks for your interest in becoming a BC Parks Ranger. We post all current openings for Rangers, along with qualifications and experience needed, on our employment page. You can find those here:

      The BC Parks Visitor Services Team

  70. Keisha

    Good afternoon.

    I was woundering I’d you could help me go in the right direction to start online schooling to become a parks ranger ?

    1. jcrawfor

      Hi Keisha, we post all current openings for Rangers, along with qualifications and experience needed, on our employment page. You can find those here:

      Cheers and good luck!
      The BC Parks Visitor Services Team

  71. Nora

    Hello! I am 110% interested. How do I get involved?

  72. Alex

    Interested in being updated on job openings.

  73. garett

    Hello Officers,
    I am very interested in becoming a BC Park Ranger.
    As a outdoor enthusiast I would make a perfect member to your team

    1. jcrawfor

      Hi Garrett, sorry we missed your comment. Thanks for your interest in becoming a BC Parks Ranger. We post all current openings, along with qualifications and experience needed, on our employment page. You can find those here:

      The BC Parks Visitor Services Team

  74. Charleen

    Hello would I be able to get this job with a tourism diploma and 6 months experence?

    1. jcrawfor

      Hi Charleen, sorry we missed your comment. Thanks for your interest in becoming a BC Parks Ranger. We post all current openings, along with qualifications and experience needed, on our employment page. You can find those here:

      The BC Parks Visitor Services Team

  75. Barry

    Please get back to me about this opportunity I’m interested

  76. Thomas

    Hi there,
    For a school project I have been assigned to interview somebody in the profession I am interested in. I would like to get in touch with a local BC Parks Ranger (seasonal or not), in the Lower-mainland or Sea To Sky region. If anyone could forward me an e-mail address, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you,

    Thomas J. Robinson

    1. jcrawfor

      Hi Thomas,

      Sorry we missed this! Are you still interested in getting in touch with a local BC Parks Ranger? Let us know, we’d be more than happy to help.

      The BC Parks Visitor Services Team

  77. Chris

    Hello, I am a 3-year Natural Resource Management / Applied Ecology college graduate and would like to know if this meets the BC Parks Ranger education requirements? Would I still need to take PRKS 3110 and 3120 via BCIT?

  78. Darshan

    Can I become a Bc park ranger if,I am from India and I am an Indian

  79. Darshan

    I am 18 year old and I have 16 stitches on my back so can I become a park ranger, I bet u I can pass every physical training regarding it

  80. Stephanie

    Would love to become a seasonal parks ranger! I’ve done most of the parks trails and summits. Also have a 90 hour advanced wilderness first aid course that expires in 2020 in april as well as OFA level 1 that expires in November 2020

  81. Levi

    I am an American citizen, and I have a question. My wife is a Canadian citizen along with our children. I am wanting to become a park ranger and I am wondering if I get my Masters in Environmental Studies at UVIC, will I then be qualified to become a park ranger?

  82. Ben

    Out of interest, where do Park Rangers live during the season? Is there accommodation provided somewhere in the park?

  83. Brian

    Hi I am considering going to school to become qualified to be a park ranger and eventually a conservation officer. I was wondering how much employment there is for those kinds of jobs? On work BC it looks like there aren’t many jobs and someone I know said 1000 people applied to the senior park ranger position she got.

  84. Curtis

    Would being a Provincial Park Warden in Ontario Provincial Parks be considered as relative experience? spent seasons working as a warden, 3 seasons as a maintenance supervisor. Also have a 2 year college diploma in Police Foundations.

  85. Kai

    Would an environmental technologies diploma allow me to apply?

  86. Inga

    Is the job limited to canadian nationals? Or is it possible to become a BC park ranger as a german for instance?

  87. Josh

    How do i apply for the bc student ranger?

  88. Reda

    Is there a maximum age restrictions?

  89. Collin

    As much as my dream job is being a park ranger my life goal is too do Seasonal Fire watch and I’m willing to do what it takes but I’m jus struggling were to begin, may I ask for some help or advice.

  90. Paul

    Sounds great. I’d love to know more

  91. Scott

    My Name is Scott Ewen. I am a 28 year old resident of the sunshine coast BC. I am going to become a/the Park Ranger for my area! I have extensive outdoor and marine experience. I have worked in the Recreational Scuba Diving Industry as well as the commercial fishing for most of my adult life. I feel I am a good fit for the job as I am already out in the wilderness and on the ocean 5-7 days a week. Please send me the available information to start me on my way. Im currently free to begin training and education towards my new career in Parks and Rec. here on the beautifull sunshine coast

  92. Corycher

    Would a 2 year degree in wildlife conservation and policing work for this position?

  93. Wilf

    is there an age limit as I’m 70 but really enjoy out doors and people and animals

  94. Anna

    I would love to know more! Being outdoors is one of my favourite ways to spend my days. I am wanting to come over to Canada to learn and study. Please can you email me with more information.

  95. Darshan

    How can I apply for the job if i am an Indian and lives in India, I real wanted to work as bc park ranger.

  96. MAJID

    I am professor in Renewal energy. I have childhood dream to be park ranger. I would like to get some guids,, how I can enter to this dream for my rest of my life?
    I can start by voluntery duties!

  97. Katie

    Not sure if it’s too late to ask some questions, but here goes. Is the PRKS 3100 – Law and Its Administration Pt 1 & 2 at BCIT an accepted equivalent, or would someone have to take #3110 and #3120 separately? Also, would PRKS 3600 be necessary?

  98. James

    I would like to be a park ranger.

  99. Jessica

    This is my dream job, i have been a Aquatic Recreation Manager for 2 years and would love to get out of the indoor recreation and go outdoors. I have a diploma in Recreation , Lifeguarding certifications and my water instructor certifications, OFA and first aid. If i want to apply for next summer, where do i go to apply?

  100. Blake

    I am definitely interested in becoming a bc park ranger. How do I get started.

  101. Lindsay

    I’m currently going to school for outdoor recreation tourism and conservation. Is this a good degree to have when applying for conservation or park ranger jobs?

  102. Montana

    I was wondering if a degree in fish, wildlife, and recreation would be equivalent to natural resource management?
    Thank you.

  103. Alyssa

    What recommend schools and programs around kelowna would you recommend to get into rangering?

  104. Disi

    I love hiking! Would love to work with your department. Currently employed as a teacher,

  105. Franziska

    my name is Franziska Schneider (21 y/o) and I am studying economics of forestry in Germany and I am going to graduate in May 2020. I would like to work for half a year or more in the Forests of British Columbia to improve my english, to use my knowlege of university and to get to know the people and way of living of them. I have been once in Canada on holiday, but a couple of weeks being a tourist is not enough to gain a good insight into the country.
    I have read about the “BC Parks Student Ranger Program” and I wonder if there are comparable programs for students from other countries.
    I would be very pleased about a piece of advice.
    Yours faithfully
    Franziska Schneider

  106. Cali

    hi, I’ve wanted to work in the national parks since I was a kid and I wanted to know if any campground or sky hills need a first aid assistant or and more search and rescue volunteers. I know that the applications are closed for the year but I would really appreciate a reply back or an email.

  107. Joseph

    Would like more info. I would greatly appreciate it if I could have a chat with someone. I have questions about pay, hours of work, education, training, travel, demand etc. I also want to specifically find out how one goes about their day, even week.

  108. Daniel

    Hi, I had some questions about the qualifications for becoming a parks ranger.

    Firstly, I was wondering whether working for a park operator as a park patrol or general parks worker would be considered related experience?

    Secondly, what is meant by equivalent education? Is education only in certain fields even considered?

  109. Dan

    Hi, I had some questions about the qualifications for becoming a parks ranger.

    Firstly, I was wondering whether working for a park operator as a park patrol or general parks worker would be considered related experience?

    Secondly, what is meant by equivalent education? Is education only in certain fields even considered?

    1. behoskin

      Thanks for your interest in becoming a park ranger – please email and your question will be directed to the right person.

  110. Euan

    Hello my name is Euan Esson. I’m from the highlands of Scotland and I would love the opportunity to travel and get new life experiences in Canada.

  111. Markiian

    I would Love to become a park ranger and explore and treasure BC’s nature.
    Thank you Please more info.

  112. Kimberly

    Hi there,

    I am 26 years old and I’m looking to do a complete career change, I have always been interested in becoming a park ranger but didn’t know how to go about getting my foot in the door. I have a full-time job that is flexible if I were to go to school but I would need it to be reasonable since I still need to pay for bills. What is the best thing I can do? Is there any online schooling that I can do?

    Thank you,

    1. Kealey

      Thank you for your interest in becoming a Park Ranger. Our apologies for a late reply. Please email and we can direct your question to the right person.

  113. Musa

    I’m interested . How do I apply

    1. Emily

      Thank you for your interest in becoming a Park Ranger. Please email and we can direct your question to the right person.

  114. Ali

    I would love to be working with the government

  115. Ali

    I love camping alive driving next to mountains I like to see some new

  116. Jim

    How do you find out abt. becoming a park host.

  117. Adam


    I have a quick question about becoming a Park Ranger. I understand you need WCB recognized Occupational First Aid Level 1, 2, or 3, and Public Safety/Park Security Training (Parts 1 & 2). Although, I was wondering if a natural science degree is crucial or mandatory for the position?

    I have a bachelors degree in Sociology and Criminology. I was wondering if that would suffice or be of any value when applying for the Park Ranger?

    thank you for your time!

    Adam Rand

    1. Kealey

      Hello Adam,

      Apologies for the delay. There isn’t a clear cut answer to your question. It really depends on the summation of your experience and education and your application and interview. Criminology can have a related application. I would encourage you to apply if this interests you. Also, if you are a youth, we have recently put up a post on Facebook and Instagram about an upcoming posting for Youth Employment Program with field and office four month positions. Wishing you all the best,

  118. Fariba

    I would definitely love to become a park render.

  119. Felipe

    I have a question, I am Costa Rican and have found that life in Latin America isn’t as sustainable anymore and have always seen Canada as a migration option.

    I have worked for 5 years as a naturalist tour guide, and focused on environmental education and environmental interpretation all this while, plus I am finishing my BA in natural resource management.

    What would I need to do in order to certify my knowledge and hopefully apply for a ranger position as a foreigner.

    Many thanks from advanced

    1. Cole

      Hi Felipe. Thanks for writing in.

      Here is the BC Provincial Parks web page showing information about working in or with BC Parks Employment, Training & Volunteer Opportunities – BC Parks On the page is a link to information about becoming a park ranger, and a link to the current job opportunities and other BC government opportunities as well. If you want to find employment with one of our park operators, you can contact them directly. Park operator contact information is listed on the individual park webpages:

      For employment with Parks Canada (who manages our national parks), you will need to contact that agency to find out about opportunities there. Here is a link that may help:

      Best of luck!