About BC Parks
BC Parks is responsible for the designation, management and conservation
of a system of ecological reserves, provincial parks and recreation
areas located throughout the province. British Columbia’s parks and protected areas contain nationally and
internationally significant natural and cultural features and outdoor experiences.
The provincial system of parks is dedicated to the protection of natural environments for the inspiration, use and enjoyment of the public.
Our parks, protected areas and conservation lands are a public trust. As such, our mission is to protect representative and
special natural places within the Province's Protected Areas
System for world class conservation, outdoor recreation, education
and scientific study.
Read more about our Mission Statement and Mandate
The BC Parks Program Plan translates the broad direction provided by government
into a plan that will guide the actions of the agency over the next three
to five years. Click
here to view the plan [PDF 779KB].
Statutory and Organisational Background
Legislation - Acts and regulations.
Summary and definitions of Park Designations