Our Partners

BC Parks has always benefitted from contributions made by partners; much of the park system we know today has been built in concert with our partners. Whether that’s financial or in-kind support for specific programs, or coordinating fundraising initiatives to acquire new park land.

BC Parks would like to take this opportunity to showcase (and thank!) some of our incredible partners.

Corporate Partners

Encorp, Return-It
Encorp Pacific Canada partnered with BC Parks in 2009 to sponsor bear-proof recycling bins to collect and recycle beverage containers in parks. Encorp sponsors approximately 60 bear-proof bins every year in provincial parks across B.C., worth $1,200 each!
Read more about this program »
British Columbia Magazine
British Columbia Magazine has partnered with BC Parks over many years to promote our magnificent provincial parks. During BC Parks 100th anniversary in 2011, BC Magazine published a 24-page spread all about our provincial parks, and ran a “Share Your BC Park” contest on their website. In addition, they are partners of BC Parks Passport Program.
Prestige Guitars
Based in Vancouver BC, Prestige Guitars partnered with BC Parks to plant one tree for every guitar they manufacture (approximately 1,000 trees per year).
Find out more about this partnership »
Mountain Equipment Co-op
MEC partnered with BC Parks in 2011 to celebrate BC Parks’ 100th anniversary with a “100 Years of Adventure” program. In addition, they are partners with BC Parks, Parks Canada, CPAWS and many other organizations that support conservation, environmental stewardship and access to outdoor recreation. MEC also made a substantial financial contribution to purchase land for the expansion of Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park.
Vancouver Island University
Vancouver Island University sponsored 6 interpretive signs and print runs for 50,000 Vancouver Island Regional Maps and 25,000 individual park brochures for 5 different parks on Vancouver Island. Find out how your business can do the same!
Pacific Yachting
Pacific Yachting sponsored mooring buoys in Newcastle Island Marine Park.

Community Partners

Please note, the partners listed here do not include our numerous Volunteer Partners.

Land Acquisition Partners

  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • The Nature Trust of BC
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • The Land Conservancy of BC
  • Princess Louisa Society
  • Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • Hornby Island Conservancy
  • Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
  • Living Rivers Trust Fund
  • Teck Resources Ltd.
  • Timber West
  • Western Forest Products

BC Parks also works with a wide variety of volunteer groups, from Friends Of organizations to our very own Ecological Reserve Wardens.