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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)

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park – making the shoreline more resilient to climate change

Posted on December 13, 2016
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Categories: Conservation

Tags: Conservation Project

If you go to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park’s main parking lot area and follow the trail to the beach you may be surprised to learn that just a few months ago, there was a 650 m long, >1 m... Read More

The salmon run has begun in BC Parks

Posted on October 21, 2016
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Categories: Outdoor Activities

Tags: Wildlife

Ah autumn - cooler weather, brilliant colours, shorter days and the heady scent of the earth as it prepares itself for winter.  The change in seasons brings with it the chance to witness one of... Read More

Measuring Change in BC’s Parks

Posted on October 17, 2016
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Categories: Conservation

Tags: Conservation Project

In 2011, BC Parks launched its Long-term Ecological Monitoring, or LTEM, project. This project is designed to measure environmental change over a long period of time. Parks provide relatively... Read More

Get Your Bear-ings!

Posted on September 8, 2016
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Categories: Conservation

Tags: Wildlife

I’ve been a Ranger for two seasons now and can’t count the number of times I’ve given my “bear aware” talk to visitors on the trails. Wildlife education is one of the greatest tools we... Read More

Bear Viewing in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

Posted on September 8, 2016
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Categories: Conservation | Outdoor Activities

Tags: Conservation Project | Wildlife |

The changing seasons bring with them changing opportunities to experience wildlife and connect with nature in our parks. As the summer comes to a close, nature begins its autumnal preparations for... Read More

 

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