BC Parks Volunteers

Ah autumn – cooler weather, brilliant colours, shorter days and the heady scent of the earth as it prepares itself for winter.  The change in seasons brings with it the chance to witness one of nature’s more poignant spectacles – the salmon run. Each year, in rivers and waterways across BC, thousands upon thousands of  [ Read More ]

In 2011, BC Parks launched its Long-term Ecological Monitoring, or LTEM, project. This project is designed to measure environmental change over a long period of time. Parks provide relatively pristine areas in which to do this, and can teach us a lot about how the environment responds to climate change. Our LTEM plots measure either  [ Read More ]

I’ve been a Ranger for two seasons now and can’t count the number of times I’ve given my “bear aware” talk to visitors on the trails. Wildlife education is one of the greatest tools we can use to keep people safe from bears and bears safe from people. For those of us who love being  [ Read More ]

The changing seasons bring with them changing opportunities to experience wildlife and connect with nature in our parks. As the summer comes to a close, nature begins its autumnal preparations for winter. With autumn comes spawning salmon. With salmon come bears. With bears come…people – from far and wide, hoping to get a chance to  [ Read More ]

Situated between the areas of Chilliwack and Hope lie 20 protected areas that BC Park Rangers in the South Fraser area have the pleasure of looking after. Skagit Valley Provincial Park located nearly 40km South East of Hope provides Rangers with a diverse scope of field work. Last week, Park Rangers had the opportunity to  [ Read More ]

Guest Blog Post: BC Marine Trails Network Association  There are some really remote marine parks within the BC Parks system that are not visited regularly simply because they are hard to get to.  These parks however, are often premium destination sites for paddlers who love to travel and explore the ever expanding BC Marine Trails  [ Read More ]

Blog post adapted from Fernie Fix Magazine. Submitted by Lee-Anne Walker to FernieFix. My world turned upside down when my mother died. We had a special bond and the pain of her loss was unbearable as her birthday approached in late September 2011. To cope with the stress I escaped with my husband to the tranquility  [ Read More ]

Guest blog post by Iain Robert Reid Photography The air is thick with salt, huge coniferous trees tower above, and coastal canyons wind their way down to the sea where thunderous waves crash on shore. This is Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, an extraordinary coastal experience. Every time I’ve been to this park I’ve discovered  [ Read More ]

Guest blog post from Ally Pintucci from Chasing Sunrise For anyone that knows me, you read this title and probably think those words would never come out of my mouth. I’m an active photographer who, in fact, shoots content for “the gram” all day, everyday. My 9-5 is a social media manager and photographer for  [ Read More ]

An enthusiastic group of volunteers from the Friends of West Kootenay Parks completed their trail clearing project last week in Valhalla Park. The 5 km section from Evans beach to Emerald Lake has been an issue for several years with a profusion of deadfall from beetle killed pine. Some years upwards of 100 trees had  [ Read More ]

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