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(cover photo: Boya Lake / Destination BC)

Happy Birthday, Swan Lake Provincial Park!

Posted on June 18, 2018

Categories: BC Parks News | Community Event | Featured

BC Parks has a long and storied history: the first provincial park (Strathcona) was officially designated a park in 1911, and since then this number has grown to over 1,000 parks and protected...

Student Rangers Spring Into Action

Posted on June 14, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News

Written by Pamela Roth With rakes, saws, loppers, shovels and a heavy Pulaski axe in hand, six student rangers head out onto a trail at Cultus Lake, ready to take on whatever lies...

BC Parks and volunteers fighting the spread of invasive species

Posted on May 28, 2018

Categories: BC Parks News

Written by Christina Rippon Have you ever had a guest who wouldn’t leave? They start to take over your space and soon you find their stuff all over the place? That’s kind of what invasive...

2018/2019 Volunteer Funding Now Available

Posted on April 28, 2018

Categories: BC Parks News

$240,000 is now available for volunteer projects taking place in or related to BC Parks in 2018/19. Each of BC Parks’ five regions have been allocated $20,000 to support conservation...

Vancouver Island’s Newest Campsite: Croteau Lake

Posted on April 16, 2018

Categories: BC Parks News | Featured

Tags: Camping | Hiking |

Are the first signs of spring getting you excited to plan your summer getaways? If you’re anything like us you’re already planning summer escapes: new hikes to tick off, peaks to summit, and...


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