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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)

Campground Vacancy: September 22-24

Posted on September 19, 2017
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Categories: Camping Reservation

Tags: Camping

We’re back with another weekend vacancy report. With only two weekends remaining in September – and the chance to reserve in advance – take advantage by booking one of these available spots for... Read More

Campground Vacancy: September 14-16

Posted on September 12, 2017
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Categories: Camping Reservation

Tags: Camping

Summer may be coming to an end, but camping doesn't have to be! Take advantage of cooler temperatures, fall colours and fewer crowds this weekend. To help you get started, we compiled a list of... Read More

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in BC Parks: 2017

Posted on August 22, 2017
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Categories: Community Event | Conservation | Volunteers

Tags: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

BC Parks is excited to be partnering once again with the Vancouver Aquarium as a conservation supporter of the WWF's Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! Since 1994, over 700,000 participants from coast... Read More

Introducing the 2016 BC Parks Volunteer Award Winners!

Posted on August 18, 2017
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Categories: BC Parks News | Volunteers

Every year BC Parks selects recipients for annual achievement awards, recognizing people and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to our provincial parks and protected areas.... Read More

Historical Fintry Provincial Park

Posted on August 18, 2017
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Categories: BC Parks News | Outdoor Activities

Tags: Camping | Family | Recreation |

Blog and photos by: Iain Robert Reid History and accessible nature come together at Fintry Provincial Park in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. This is not just a wilderness park with... Read More

 

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