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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)

The amazing wonders of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

Posted on October 12, 2017
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Categories: Outdoor Activities

Tags: Hiking | Recreation | Wildlife |

Blog and photos by: Iain Robert Reid I came to Tweedsmuir in search of bears. I would have been happy just getting a glimpse of one. Seeing five different bears in my first twenty minutes at... Read More

5 Unique Things About BC Parks

Posted on October 10, 2017
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Categories: Outdoor Activities

Tags: Hiking | Recreation |

BC Parks was featured on Destination BC's blog - Explore BC. See the original blog post here: http://blog.hellobc.com/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-bc-parks/ BC Parks is home to over 1,000... Read More

3 Must-Visit Hot Springs in BC Parks

Posted on October 5, 2017
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Categories: Outdoor Activities

Tags: Backcountry | Hiking | Recreation |

BC Parks was featured on Destination BC's blog - Explore BC. See the original blog post here: http://blog.hellobc.com/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-bc-parks/ The journey is part of the... Read More

Campground Vacancy: Thanksgiving Weekend (October 6-9)

Posted on October 3, 2017
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Categories: Camping Reservation | Outdoor Activities

Tags: Camping

For most, Thanksgiving weekend means feasting on turkey and pumpkin pie, followed by a snooze on the couch. But for those that love the outdoors, what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than... Read More

Visit Elk Lakes Provincial Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Posted on September 28, 2017
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Categories: Outdoor Activities

Tags: Backcountry | Recreation |

Blog and photos by: Iain Robert Reid Elk Lakes isn’t one of those parks that first comes to mind when one mentions Canada’s Rocky Mountains, however, there is no reason for its under... Read More

 

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