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The draft procurement documents are now closed on BC Bid.
The final Procurement Document and response to questions will be available under solicitation number ON-002365. BC Parks estimates that solicitation ON-002365 will be available for viewing and download in May 2013.
This is an exciting opportunity for those looking for a unique business that complements an outdoor lifestyle and entrepreneurial spirit.
- April 15, 2013Funding Available for BC Parks Volunteers
BC Parks is providing $240,000 from the Park Enhancement Fund along with a new group insurance program to help support volunteers in BC Parks across the province. This fund will help volunteers participate in regional conservation and recreation projects, including facility restoration, trail construction and invasive plant control.
For more information, please contact your local BC Parks staff or email BCParks.Volunteer@gov.bc.ca to find out who you should contact.
- March 28, 2013Exciting Opportunity for Youth: Get Outside BC 2013
Do you know a young person in B.C. who loves getting outside?Get Outside BC is a collaborative youth leadership project that aims to strengthen youth attachment to British Columbia’s parks by empowering young leaders across the province. In partnership with CPAWS-BC, MEC and the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada, BC Parks will host a 5 day youth leadership summit this summer in Squamish, BC for 40 youth from across the province
– all expenses, including travel and accommodation, are covered. In 2013,
youth are being recruited from Prince George, Kelowna, Hope, Kimberley/Cranbrook, Vancouver and Victoria.
Applications are available April 1, 2013! If you are a B.C. high school student and willing and able to participate in all 3 phases of the project, then you can apply! Applications due April 30th!
» For more information on the program and how to apply go to www.getoutsidebc.ca
- March 26, 2013Revised and Updated Ecological Reserve Warden Stewardship Handbook Now Available
Ecological Reserve Wardens volunteer their time to assist with public education, monitor ecological reserves, and provide valuable feedback to BC Parks staff. The revised handbook provides a description of the roles and responsibilities of ecological reserve wardens.
- March 26, 2013New Definition of Ecological Integrity for BC’s Parks and Protected Areas Now Available
BC Parks is committed to the proactive stewardship of ecological integrity. This definition of ecological integrity and the associated performance indicators will guide BC Parks staff in managing for conservation. Watch for a report out on performance indicators in Fall of 2013.
- March 21, 2013Donor Gives $214k For Trail Upgrades in Garibaldi Park
An anonymous Vancouver resident - and avid hiker of Garibaldi Provincial Park for almost 50 years - has donated $214,000 to upgrade the Mamquam Lake Trail. The upgrade includes installation of foot bridges and 11 kilometres of trail work; scheduled to be completed this summer.
“The Mamquam Lake Trail is my legacy and gift to future park visitors”.
- February 27, 2013Now accepting applications for Park Rangers
BC Parks is looking for qualified individuals to work as seasonal Park Rangers in provincial parks throughout the province. Positions will include frontcountry, backcountry or marine parks. A season can last from 3 – 5 months. Please note, the competitions are now closed.
- Legislation Will Establish More Parks and ConservanciesFebruary 27, 2013
Minister Terry Lake introduced Bill 5-2013, the Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 2013 on February 14, 2013.
- January 9, 2013Kids Art Contest Winners 2012
BC Parks is grateful to all the amazing volunteers who help to protect and care for our parks. For the 2012 Art Contest, we asked young artists to help us celebrate these dedicated volunteers.
- January 9, 2013Updated BC Parks Google Map Search Tool
- December 17, 2012BC Parks 2011/12 Annual Report and Statistics Report
The BC Parks 2011/12 Annual Report provides information on the full breadth of BC Parks’ management activities. The Annual Report tells BC Parks’ success stories, recognizes the work done by staff and our many partners, showcases key projects and facility investments, and discusses challenges and lessons learned.
» BC Parks 2011/12 Annual Report [PDF 2.82MB]
» BC Parks 2011/12 Statistics Report [PDF 1.23MB]
- December 6, 2012Get Outside BC - 2012 Final Report
Get Outside BC is a collaborative youth leadership project that aims to strengthen youth attachment to B.C.'s great outdoor spaces. The project was initially developed collaboratively between BC Parks, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - BC Chapter (CPAWS-BC) and Child and Nature Alliance of Canada (CNAC). Further contributors include Mountain Equipment Co-op, Vancouver Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Council, North Face Explore Fund and Parks Canada.
If you don’t have enough time to read the whole report, click here for a 2 minute summary video or skip to page 12 in the report to see an overview of the great youth-led outdoor events that took place in August and September 2012. For more information, check out: getoutsidebc.ca
» View The Final Report [PDF 1.15MB]
- November 20, 2012NEW! Berg Lake Trail Reservations Start January 2, 2013
New for 2013: The Berg Lake Trail will now start accepting reservations for the entire 2013 season starting January 2. Previously, Berg Lake Trail users had to wait to make their reservation until March 15.