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(cover photo: Boya Lake / Destination BC)

BC Parks Restoration Helping Rare Butterfly Species

Posted on August 19, 2019

Categories: BC Parks News

When Erica McClaren looks at the coastal landscape of Helliwell Provincial Park, she feels hopeful a rare species of butterfly will return to its former home. As a conservation specialist for... Read More

Scientists Monitoring Impacts of Climate Change on Wetlands

Posted on August 12, 2019

Categories: Conservation

Tags: climate change | conservation | Living Lab Program |

In the heart of the Robson Valley, skirting the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, is a diverse range of habitat that’s captured the attention of scientists studying wetlands and climate... Read More

Know Before You Go

Posted on July 29, 2019

Categories: BC Parks News | Outdoor Activities

Tags: Backcountry | BC Parks | Camping | Family | Hiking | Recreation |

Written by Abby Koning Before you take an international flight, you make sure you have your passport. Before you start your car, you put on a seat belt. And before you go to the grocery store, you... Read More

Citizen Scientists Help BC Parks Monitor Western Toad Migrations

Posted on July 29, 2019

Categories: BC Parks News | Conservation | Volunteers

Tags: conservation | western toad | western toad migration |

On a calm morning in mid July, Rachel Shephard slides into a kayak and slowly starts paddling around the perimeter of Fawn Lake. Keeping a camera and notebook within reach, Shepard’s eyes are... Read More

Northern TrailRider Workshop Empowers People Living with Barriers

Posted on July 25, 2019

Categories: BC Parks News | Featured | Our People | Outdoor Activities

Tags: accessibility | Backcountry | BC Parks | Park Enhancement Fund |

Written by Natasha Ewing The energy in the room was electric. All of us were excited to touch, try and experience the new device sitting in the right corner of the room. The device – a... Read More


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