- Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) [PDF 469KB]
- The provincial government is responsible for the management of over
29,500 km of shoreline and seabed in the inshore and nearshore waters
of B.C. The Province works with other levels of government on the management
of resources under federal and local jurisdiction. As part of this
coastal/marine stewardship mandate, the provincial government has established
many marine protected areas .
Bears and Cougars [PDF 456KB]: Keep your visit to BC's protected
areas safe by acting responsibly and respecting the wildlife.
Your actions affect the safety of future park visitors and the
animals that make provincial parks their home.
Companions [PDF 396KB]: You don't have to travel far in
BC's protected areas to encounter wildlife. Look and listen for
signs of birds, mammals and other creatures around the campground.
at the Edge [PDF 532KB]: The intertidal zone is the most
accessible area of the ocean, which also makes it highly vulnerable.
By understanding and respecting intertidal life, you can visit
the seashore without impacting its inhabitants.
Cycles of Change in Protected Areas - Part 1 [PDF 561KB]
and Natural Cycles of Change
in Protected Areas - Part 2 [PDF 171KB]: Many visitors to
provincial protected areas are curious about why trees are left
to lie on the ground or insect attacks are sometimes left unchecked.
This brochure provides information on the ecological importance
of these natural processes.
Guidelines [PDF 195KB] Updated August 2015: This brochure is to assist anyone
who is seeking permission to conduct research activities in protected
areas, as to explain the process for receiving an approved research
to Do Outdoors [PDF 530KB]: This brochure describes activities
you can enjoy on a visit to BC's protected areas. All you need
is curiosity to learn more about nature.
Viewing - Part 1 [PDF 460KB] and Wildlife
Viewing - Part 2 [PDF 214KB]: As wildlife viewers, our goal
is to watch animals behaving in natural ways in their natural
habitats. We respect the needs of wild animals for space, natural
vegetation and ecological community. We recognize our responsibility
to know the consequences of wildlife viewing.