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|Starting May 15, 2015, BC Parks Passport holders can choose from over 200 sites in B.C. to visit, including provincial parks and Visitor Centres to have fun and experience new places while collecting stamps/ stickers towards great prizes!||Photo: Elk Falls Park
Join us to celebrate the grand opening of the Rotary Club of Campbell River Suspension Bridge and the 75th Anniversary of Elk Falls Provincial Park on Saturday May 9th, 2015.
- May 21, 2015Extreme Fire Danger Ratings in the Northeast
The Wildfire Management Branch is encouraging the public to exercise
caution with any recreational activities in the backcountry. Fire conditions in the Prince George Fire Centre remain volatile and new incidents are being reported daily.
- March 13, 2015REMINDER: Reservations open Sunday, March 15th at 9am PDT
Reservations for frontcountry campsites open on Sunday, March 15th, which means campers can start making reservations for up to 3 months in advance of their arrival date, starting at 9am PDT.
Discover Camping’s interactive system allows visitors to view availability, layout and campsite amenities and then book front country sites up to 3 months in advance. Need some tips on how to reserve?
- March 6, 2015BC Parks Invites Public Comments on a DRAFT Ski Resort Policy for the 3 Ski Resorts in Provincial Parks.
BC Parks is developing a policy for the three ski resorts within provincial parks at Cypress, Mount Seymour and EC Manning Parks and is interested in your views.
- February 26, 2015Frontcountry reservations open Sunday March 15th, 9a.m. PT
Reservations for BC Parks’ frontcountry campsites open Sunday March 15th, at
9a.m. Pacific Time. Campers can make their reservations up to 3 months in advance of their arrival date. Since the Friday of the May long weekend falls exactly 2 months from March 15th, BC Parks anticipates that reservation demand will be very high on opening day. Park visitors wishing to start their trip planning are encouraged to go on the Discover Camping website to view the new campgrounds added this year, look at pictures and have a few alternate sites in mind before the big opening. Any new inventory will be available on Discover Camping starting on March 11th.
A tip for prepared park visitors; if you already know where you’d like to make a frontcountry reservation, try accessing the alternate (simplified) mobile interface which can be accessed by any internet device.
For more tips on securing reservations, please view our Top Tips for making reservations. If you want more information about BC Parks’ reservation policies, please click on the appropriate icon on our Reservation Service Page. To find out what’s new about Discover Camping, please see the News Release.
- January 22, 2015New Recreation User Fee Schedule
BC Parks has published the 2015 Recreation User Fee Schedule.
- January 8, 2015BC Parks 2013/14 Annual Report and Statistics Report
The BC Parks 2013/14 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.
The BC Parks 2013/14 Statistics Report is available below. It contains detailed park attendance and revenue tables and graphs, satisfaction survey information and financial tables.
» BC Parks 2013/14 Annual Report [PDF 2.1MB]
» BC Parks 2013/14 Statistics Report [PDF 1.24MB]
- December 31, 2014Avalanche Canada Extends Special Public Avalanche Warning to January 4, 2015
The forecasters at Avalanche Canada have extended a special public avalanche warning. This updated warning applies to the North Rockies, Cariboos, North Columbia, South Columbia, Kootenay-Boundary, Purcells, South Rockies, Lizard and Flathead, and South Coast Inland regions, and has been extended to include the Sea-to-Sky region near Whistler and Pemberton. This warning applies to recreational backcountry users and is in effect until Sunday, January 4.
For more information, please visit: http://www.avalanche.ca/ Be safe!!
- December 5, 2014Get Outside BC - 2014 Final Report
Get Outside BC (GOBC) is a youth leadership project that aims to strengthen youth attachment to British Columbia’s great outdoor spaces by empowering young leaders across the province.
GOBC started in 2011 and is now completing its fourth successful year. GOBC is a collaborative effort between BC Parks, CPAWS-BC, MEC, and the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada. For the past four years, significant funding support (cash and in-kind) for the project came from BC Parks and MEC. This year additional funding came from the Hamber Foundation.
To learn more about the project, go to www.getoutsidebc.ca and check out the 2014 Final Report below!
» View The Final Report [PDF 2.44MB]
- October 28, 2014Kids Art Contest Winners 2014
For the 2013 Art Contest, BC Parks asked young artists to tell us what their favourite family activity is in a park. Thanks to all the amazing young artists who submitted their masterpieces for judging!
- October 23, 2014Learn to Fish – 2014 Final Report
In 2014 the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC), in partnership with Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF), Columbia Basin Trust Fund, the Province of B.C., Teck Highland Valley Copper, BC Chrysler Dodge Advertising Association, Rapala, and BC Parks, delivered the Learn to Fish (L2F) program to 4,199 youth and their families over 115 sessions in provincial parks across B.C.
Thank you for your continued support of this program.
- September 23, 2014The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup comes to BC Parks!
Volunteers will be descending on shorelines in BC Parks throughout the province during the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, coming up this September and October.
Events will be coordinated by volunteer partners or BC Parks staff and are a great opportunity for anyone interesting in trying out volunteering in BC Parks.