BC Parks’ Future Strategy

Protecting our Legacy Together

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More Campsites

More Campsites

$23 million over the next five years to add 1,900 new campsites.

Conservation

Conservation

Hiring more park rangers to enhance conservation.

BC Parks Foundation

BC Parks Foundation

Helping enhance the BC Parks experience.

Buy a Licence Plate

BC Parks Plates

Support BC Parks and purchase a licence plate.

Important News and Updates

May 15, 2017 No vehicle access to Sombrio Beach over May long weekend

Over the May long weekend, access to the parking lot at Sombrio Beach will be temporarily restricted for safety measures, as in previous years, to discourage illegal activities such as parties and vandalism.

The 2.5-kilometre gravel access road off Highway 14 to the parking lot at the Sombrio Beach trailhead will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7 a.m. on Friday, May 19 to 12 a.m. (midnight) on Monday, May 22.

For more information, please visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/14867.

April 6, 2017 British Columbians gearing up for the upcoming camping season

With the 2017 camping season just around the corner, more than 49,000 reservations have already been booked through the Discover Camping Reservation Service.

The vast majority of reservations, 76%, have originated in British Columbia.

This is the first camping season since the Province announced improvements to the Discover Camping Reservation Service, to enhance fair access for everyone looking to book a campsite in B.C.’s world-renowned provincial parks.

March 28, 2017 Introducing the board of the new BC Parks Foundation
An iconic wildlife painter, an internationally recognized leader in the renewable energy industry and a recipient of the Order of British Columbia known for her advocacy work with Aboriginal peoples are among the board members of the new BC Parks Foundation.
» For more information, check the BC Government News Release
March 23, 2017 350-plus new campsites throughout B.C. to be open for the 2017 camping season
Visitors will soon have more camping opportunities throughout British Columbia with the completion of more than 350 new campsites in BC Parks and forestry recreation sites, in time for the upcoming camping season. Campsite expansion is occurring in all regions of the province, and the majority will be where demand is greatest - in the Kootenays, Okanagan, the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
» For more information, check the BC Government News Release
March 20, 2017 10,000 BC Parks specialty licence plates sold
A landmark 10,000 BC Parks licence plates have been sold; a milestone reached less than eight weeks after the specialty plates were unveiled earlier this year. The Province introduced this series of specialty licence plates, all depicting scenes from B.C.' s parks and protected areas, in partnership with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).
» For more information, check the BC Government News Release
February 13, 2017 Starting Feb. 28, more reservable camgrounds available in Garibalidi Park
Beginning on February 28, 2017, Helm, Cheakamus Lake and Singing Creek campgrounds in Garibaldi provincial park will require reservations between June 29 – October 17, 2017. Reservations can be made up to four months in advance of your arrival date.
» For more information, check the BC Government News Release
February 2, 2017 Increased BC Parks funding to provide more rangers, strengthen conservation

The Province will increase and strengthen conservation in its world-renowned parks with a new investment of $35 million over the next three years. The funding will result in approximately 25 more full-time park rangers, new programs to promote and protect the natural environment, as well as an initial endowment for a new BC Parks Foundation.

» For more information, check the BC Government News Release.
January 29, 2017 Remember to buy your new BC Parks licence plate

The public is encouraged to purchase their new BC Parks plates at Autoplan broker offices on Monday, and show their support for provincial parks through images of a Kermode Bear, Purcell Mountains or scenic Porteau Cove.

» For more information, check the BC Government Information Bulletin.
January 18, 2017 Announcing the New BC Parks Commemorative Licence Plate

The Province, in partnership with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), has introduced a series of specialty licence plates, all depicting scenes from B.C.'s parks and recreation areas.

There are 3 images to choose from: the legendary Kermode bear found only in British Columbia; the snow-capped Purcell Mountains; and, a stunning view from Porteau Cove overlooking Howe Sound.

The three licence plate designs were unveiled by Environment Minister Mary Polak and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone today. The public can show their passion and pride for British Columbia by sharing the natural beauty of BC Parks on their licence plates, available for purchase at Autoplan broker offices as of Jan. 29, 2017.

» For more information, check the BC Government News Release.
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