Over 14% of British Columbia is provincial parks, making BC Parks the 3rd largest parks system in North America! BC Parks are defined by rugged coastlines, majestic snow-capped mountains, ancient old growth forests, alpine meadows complete with blooming wildflowers, and vast grasslands. When you visit a park and protected area you are swept up by the sounds of birds chirping around you, ocean waves crashing against rocks, or wind whistling through the grasslands.
 
The BC Parks blog is your space to learn about the conservation projects conducted to protect parks, volunteer activities to make parks more accessible and sustainable for years to come, a behind the scenes look at the hard work done by BC Parks rangers, and a great place to learn about new ways to experience and enjoy BC Parks.
 
BC Parks regularly shares blog posts from our BC Parks team and volunteer groups; please feel free to share the posts with your friends and family so we can spread the word of all the great work done in protecting BC’s parks and protected areas!
 
If you have a great experience or story to tell from a BC Park, send us an email and you could be featured as a Guest Blogger!

 

Happy Birthday, Swan Lake Provincial Park!

Posted on June 18, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News | Community Event | Featured

Written by Julia Crawford 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... Read More

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... Read More

BC Parks and volunteers fighting the spread of invasive species

Posted on May 28, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News

Written by Pamela Roth 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 species... Read More

2018/2019 Volunteer Funding Now Available

Posted on April 28, 2018
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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... Read More

Vancouver Island’s Newest Campsite: Croteau Lake

Posted on April 16, 2018
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Categories: BC Parks News | Camping Reservation | 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... Read More

 

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