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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]
           BC Parks Passport
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Ranger Welcome:

Area Supervisor Helen

“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.

Helen Rimmer
Area Supervisor,
Thompson Cariboo Region

Program Dates:

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.

Awards:

1. BC Parks Prizes

One (1) prize per collection page will be awarded as follows;

Provincial Parks Stamp

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)

Learn to Fish Logo

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

Sample Visitor Center Sticker

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.

Regional 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?

Parks QR Code

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.