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Get Your BC Parks Passport!
The BC Parks Passport is an exciting program geared towards families, but BC Parks encourages everyone – especially those kids at heart – to join the adventure!
Passport holders can choose from over 200 sites in B.C. to visit, including provincial parks and Visitor Centres. The BC Parks Passport program encourages passport holders to have fun and experience new places while collecting stamps/stickers towards great prizes.
The Passport also offers engaging activities, coupons, and trip planning tips. Any questions – please email Park Info.
Click here for a pdf of the passport. [PDF 4.81MB]
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
These are the words of the great naturalist and author John Muir,
whose passion and dedication to the protection of wilderness places
in the United States influenced the establishment of our very own
national and provincial park systems.
It is my pleasure as a park ranger to welcome people from near and far. Whether it is the serenity of watching the first light of day kiss the mist rising off still waters; or the excitement of seeing a majestic bull moose feeding in a wetland as you silently paddle by; or the laughter that flows from the pleasure of stories shared by friends and family around a campfire; these are only some of the many experiences offering “far more” to those discovering BC Parks.
There is something unspoken in the joy of discovery that children find in the outdoors, as the secrets of nature are revealed to their curious minds; and no less the value to a man who has seen the seasons come and go through many years and still feels the thrill of a fish rising to the cast of his fly, like poetry in motion.
From campgrounds to pristine lakes, wilderness canoe circuits and mountain hiking trails, British Columbia is home to an extensive range of magnificent and astonishing protected places. Come visit us and stay for awhile and enjoy
your walk with nature.
Thompson Cariboo Region
May 16, 2014 to December 31, 2015
Stamps are available at BC Parks campgrounds when full-service/full camping fees are in effect and stickers are available at Visitor Centres during seasonal operating hours.
1. BC Parks Prizes
One (1) prize per collection page will be awarded as follows;
For every six (6) stamps collected and dated on the BC Parks collection pages (p. 12 & 13), passport holders will receive a high-quality, collectible Jerry the Moose pin. Pins are different for 2014 and 2015. Once the validation line has been signed, the prize for that page will be assumed to have been collected and will not be awarded at a later date. Passport holders may collect a stamp for each day they visit or camp at any participating BC park. Park stamps do not need to be unique, for example, all stamps can be collected in the same park if the passport holder visited or camped on six different days.
2. Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC Prizes (Learn to Fish)
A maximum one (1) award per passport holder will be awarded as follows;
Participants who attend a Learn to Fish program in a BC Park will receive a special sticker. Present your passport and sticker at a Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC facility to collect your prize – a free Rapala rod and reel! See page 24 for details.
3. Visitor Centre Prizes
A maximum of one (1) prize per passport holder per year will be awarded as follows;
For every six (6) unique Visitor Centre stickers affixed to the designated Visitor Centre collection pages (p. 21 & 22), you will receive one exclusive, branded, portable silicone mini speaker that amplifies the sound from your phone. Batteries are not required so it’s perfect for the outdoors! Collect yours from a participating Visitor Centre. There are two collection pages, one for 2014 and one for 2015, so retain your passport to use again next year!
Once the validation line has been signed, the prize for that page will be assumed to have been collected and will not be awarded at a later date.
Where to get a Passport:
At all participating sites, most provincial park campgrounds and BC Visitor Centres are distributing passports. You can pick up your first stamp/sticker there too! See participating sites below.
List of Participating Sites:
- All participating BC Parks and Visitor Centres are listed by tourism region. See map.
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Provincial Parks Visitor Centres Big Bar 100 Mile House Bowron Lake Lillooet Green Lake Quesnel Ten Mile Lake Wells Williams Lake Northern British Columbia Provincial Parks Visitor Centres Beatton Burns Lake Beaumont Chetwynd Boya Lake Dawson Creek Carp Lake Fort Nelson Charlie Lake Fort St. James Crooked River – Bear Lake Fort St. John Kleanza Creek Granisle Lakelse Lake Houston Liard River Hot Springs Hudson’s Hope Meziadin Lake Kitimat Moberly Lake Mackenzie Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed McBride Paarens Beach New Hazelton Purden Lake Prince George Red Bluff Prince Rupert Sowchea Bay Queen Charlotte Swan Lake Sandspit Whiskers Point Smithers Stewart Taylor Terrace Tumbler Ridge Vanderhoof Thompson Okanagan Provincial Parks Visitor Centres Adams Lake – Bush Creek BCVC @ Merritt Allison Lake BCVC @ Mt. Robson Bear Creek BCVC @ Osoyoos Bromley Rock Armstrong Cathedral Chase E.C. Manning – Coldspring Clearwater E.C. Manning – Hampton Enderby E.C. Manning – Lightening Lake Grand Forks E.C. Manning – Mule Deer Greenwood E.C. Manning Park Lodge Kamloops E.C. Manning Park Visitor Centre Kelowna Ellison Keremeos Fintry Logan Lake Gladstone – Texas Creek Lumby Herald Okanagan Connector Kekuli Bay Oliver Kentucky Alleyne Peachland Kettle River Penticton Lac Le Jeune Princeton Mabel Lake Salmon Arm Monck Sicamous Mount Robson Summerland Niskonlith Lake Valemount North Thompson River Vernon Okanagan Lake South West Kelowna Otter Lake Paul Lake Roderick Haig-Brown Shuswap Lake Steelhead Stemwinder Tunkwa Wells Gray – Clearwater Lake Vancouver Island Provincial Parks Visitor Centres Bamberton Alert Bay China Beach Campbell River Cowichan River – Stoltz Pool Chemainus Elk Falls Comox Valley Englishman River Duncan Fillongley Gabriola Island French Beach Gold River Goldstream Nature House Ladysmith Goldstream Lake Cowichan Gordon Bay Nanaimo Horne Lake Caves Parksville Little Qualicum Falls Port Alberni Loveland Bay Port Hardy Miracle Beach Port McNeill Miracle Beach Nature House Qualicum Beach Montague Harbour Salt Spring Island Morton Lake Sidney Rathtrevor Beach Sooke Rathtrevor Nature House Tofino Ruckle Ucluelet Smelt Bay Victoria Sproat Lake Stamp Falls Strathcona - Buttle Lake Strathcona - Ralph River Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre Kootenay Rockies Provincial Parks Visitor Centres Blanket Creek BCVC @ Golden Dry Gulch Castlegar Kikomun Creek Cranbrook Kokanee Creek Creston Martha Creek Elkford McDonald Creek Fernie Moyie Lake Invermere Norbury Lake Kaslo Premier Lake Kimberley Rosebery Nakusp Syringa Nelson Wasa Lake New Denver Whiteswan Lake Radium Hot Springs Yahk Revelstoke Rossland Sparwood Trail Vancouver Coast & Mountains Provincial Parks Visitor Centres Alice Lake BCVC @ Peace Arch Birkenhead Lake BCVC @ YVR Chilliwack Lake Abbotsford Cultus Lake Chilliwack Golden Ears Delta Inland Lake Gibsons Nairn Falls Hope Plumper Cove Langley Porpoise Bay Lytton Porteau Cove Mission Roberts Creek New Westminster Rolley Lake North Vancouver Saltery Bay Pemberton Sasquatch Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge Shannon Falls Powell River Skagit Valley Richmond Sechelt Squamish Surrey Vancouver Whistler White Rock
Fun B.C. Camping Story Contest:
Share with us your best B.C. Camping story for a chance to win a prize!
The grand prize is an RV rental with a 4-night stay at any private campground listed in Supercamping of your choice. Other prizes are stays at BC Parks campgrounds, or Porteau Cove Cabins, and much more. Total value of all prizes is $3,000!
This contest is being hosted by Camping and RV BC Coalition (CRVBCC), a sponsor of the BC Parks Passport. All you have to do for a chance to win a prize is submit 2 to 5 photos along with the story that will tell us about your most memorable B.C. camping trip and you automatically are entered into the contest. We ask you try and keep your story to 350 words or less. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
Click here for more contest details.
What is that boxy thing on the back of the Passport?
It is a Quick Response code (QR code). QR codes can contain information such as a URL, a phone number, a photo, a map, or some text information that may be useful to you. Think of it as a bar code that you can read with your smart phone.
This QR code directly links to the BC Parks home page as a convenient way to access information about camping and activities in BC Parks.