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)

Help Watch for White Nose Syndrome in BC’s Bats

Posted on March 14, 2017

Categories: Conservation

White nose syndrome (WNS) is a deadly fungus that grows on the noses and bodies of bats. It first appeared in the Eastern United States in 2006. Since then, over six million bats have died from... Read More

Trails Built with a Purpose, For the People

Posted on February 21, 2017
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Categories: Community Event | Volunteers

Tags: Recreation

BC Parks guest blog post by Dudley Coulter, North Okanagan Cycling Society   Not much of a ‘shoulder season’ in Vernon provides ample opportunity for trail development... There... Read More

Guide: 2017 Reservation Open Dates (in a 4 Month Rolling Window)

Posted on December 23, 2016

Categories: Camping Reservation

Tags: Camping

Please reference this list to find out when your favourite BC Parks frontcountry campground is available to book reservations, on a new 4-month rolling reservation window! Reservable campsites... Read More

Discover Camping Changes for the 2017 Camping Season!

Posted on December 22, 2016

Categories: Camping Reservation

Tags: Camping

British Columbians love camping and they are passionate about their parks! Changes to the BC Parks Discover Camping Reservation Service for the 2017 season aim to improve fair access for everyone... Read More

BC Parks and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: 2016

Posted on December 16, 2016

Categories: Community Event | Volunteers

Tags: Shoreline Cleanup

2016 was BC Parks’ fifth year partnering to support the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup as a Conservation Supporter. We are happy to report that it was a successful year with community groups as... Read More


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