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(cover photo: Boya Lake / Destination BC)

Know Before You Go

Posted on July 29, 2019

Categories: Responsible Recreation

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...

Citizen Scientists Help BC Parks Monitor Western Toad Migrations

Posted on July 29, 2019

Categories: BC Parks Licence Plate Program | Conservation

Tags: Conservation

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...

Northern TrailRider Workshop Empowers People Living with Barriers

Posted on July 25, 2019

Categories: Community Engagement | Our People

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...

Citizen Science Wildlife Monitoring in the Skagit Valley

Posted on July 17, 2019

Categories: Conservation

Written by Rob Wilson For the past five years, BC Parks has been working with partners in the Skagit Valley to study wildlife utilizing an emerging tool: wildlife cameras. Back in 2013, I...

Five Reasons to Celebrate BC Parks!

Posted on July 15, 2019

Categories: Community Engagement | Community Event

Tags: Accessibility | BC Parks | Community Event | Family | Reconciliation |

Written by Abby Koning Parks Day is coming up, and we are really, really excited. Each year on the third Saturday in July (July 20th this year), parks across Canada take a day to recognize and...


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