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Important News and Updates
- July 8, 2016 Minister Polak addresses Discover Camping reservation service
Opinion Editorial from Minister Polak: Improving access to provincial campgrounds.
- June 16, 2016 Hwy 97 is closed between Mackenzie Junction and Chetwynd
Please note that Highway 97 is closed in both directions from Junction with Highway 39, south of Mackenzie to Junction with Highway 29, in Chetwynd (147.8 km) because of flooding. Highway is closed for further assessment as there may be failures in several locations. Please note this will affect travel to Peace Area Parks.
» Please check the Peace River Regional District Emergency Alerts and drivebc.ca for updates.
- May 19, 2016 South Okanagan Consultation Summary Report Released
The Ministry of Environment has analysed the more than 3,400 submissions received from British Columbians in response to the Intentions Paper on a Protected Areas Framework for British Columbia’s South Okanagan [PDF 1.86MB] released in August 2015. These submissions have now been summarized in a report. [PDF 2.61MB]
- May 11, 2016 New for 2016: Garibaldi Park accepting reservations
Starting on June 22, 2016, at 7:00 am PT, park visitors will be able to reserve their overnight camping stays for up to 3 months in advance of their arrival date, for the 2016 season at Garibaldi Park for the following campgrounds: Garibaldi Lake, Taylor Meadows, and Elfin Lake, and the Elfin Lake Shelter.
During the non-peak periods (October 1st to the last week of June) campers can still register and pay for their overnight fees as a backcountry registration in these campgrounds, except the Elfin Lake Shelter, which will be reservable year-round, on a 3 month rolling window. Please note that all self-registration stations (cash) will no longer be active at the trailheads so park visitors wishing to stay overnight must pre-pay for their permits on the online registration system or the reservation system, depending on their destination or the time of year.
Other camping opportunities in Garibaldi: Helm Campground, Rampart Ponds Campground, Cheakamus Lake (Singing Creek Campground), Cheakamus Campground, Russet Lake Campground and Wedgemount Campground will still be available for backcountry registration, where you can pay your fees ahead of time, but the payment does not guarantee you a spot in that campground.
BC Parks is transitioning from a registration to a reservation system for these high-use campgrounds, during the summer season in Garibaldi Park to better manage visitor demand. These changes will also help to protect the natural values and visitor experiences in this wilderness setting.
If you are interested in making a reservation for the specified campgrounds in Garibaldi Provincial Park, starting on June 22, at 7:00 am PT, please visit: www.discovercamping.ca.
- April 26, 2016 Date change for Berg Lake Trail and Bowron Lake Canoe circuit reservations
Starting on October 1st of 2016, park visitors will be able to reserve their trips for the entire 2017 season for the Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit in Bowron Lake Provincial Park and the Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park.
This change will allow international and domestic travelers more time to plan and commit to these world class wilderness experiences. If you are interested in making a reservation for the Berg Lake Trail or the Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit for the 2016 season, please visit: www.discovercamping.ca
- March 24, 2016 Minister Polak introduces amendments to the Protected Areas of British Columbia Act
BC Parks is committed to keeping the public informed about legislative changes to the provincial protected areas system by providing information regarding those changes.
The Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 2016 (Bill 15 - 2016) was introduced in the Legislature on March 16, 2016.
- March 23, 2016 BC Parks Invites Public Comments on a DRAFT Public Notification and Engagement Policy for Permits
BC Parks is developing a policy for notifying and engaging with the public on park use permit applications and decisions, and is interested in your views.
- March 7, 2016 Reminder: Frontcountry Reservations open March 15th at 7am
All frontcountry reservations open for up to 3 months prior to the arrival date (i.e. March 15th visitors can book for anything on or before June 15th). Four new frontcountry campgrounds have been added to the reservation system in 2016. Discover Camping customers can now choose from 101 parks, in 122 frontcountry campgrounds and over 5,800 frontcountry campsites.
Also, two new group campsites, four new picnic shelters and 2 new cabins have been added to Discover Camping Reservation System this season. New sites will become publicly viewable on Wednesday, March 9th, at 9:00am Pacific Time.
- February 12, 2016New Recreation User Fee Schedule
BC Parks has published the 2016 Recreation User Fee Schedule.
- December 18, 2015 Bowron and Berg Lake Reservations
Reservations for the Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit and the Berg Lake Trail will be available for the 2016 season starting on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 9:00 am (PT). For more information, please visit our Bowron Lake Reservations page, or the Berg Lake Trail Reservations page, or to make your reservation, go directly to the Discover Camping website.
- December 7, 2015 E.C. Manning Provincial Park’s 75th Anniversary is in 2016
Do you have plans for New Years Eve? Did you know that 2016 is E. C. Manning Provincial Park’s 75th Anniversary? Join us and Manning Park Resort as we kick off E. C. Manning’s 75th Anniversary with a free New Years Eve Fireworks display at midnight outside Pinewoods Restaurant or Manning Park Lodge. Welcome the New Year with this dazzling light show!