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)
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
Six years ago, Kirby Villeneuve was invited to experience the excitement brewing at BC Parks’ first bike park at the Alice Lake Provincial Park campground. Located near the playground, the... Read More
Have you heard of Parks Day? This annual event is celebrated on the third Saturday of July in every province and territory across Canada. Thousands of people come together to participate in fun,... Read More
Guest post by Mary-Ann Bell / The Camping & RV Coalition Camping season is upon us! Temperatures are heating up and the kids are almost out of school, which is a perfect combination for... Read More
On June 16, BC Parks unveiled the first playground with universally accessible features in Northern B.C. at Purden Lake Provincial Park. To celebrate, kids and adults were invited to come explore,... Read More