BC Parks Volunteers

Story submitted by BC Parks Area Supervisor Rob Wilson It was an amazing day at Cultus Lake involving 7 volunteer divers and myself as the BC Parks representative. Divers were transported from the shoreline to the cleanup location in our vessel, and as the volunteers filled up their bags with litter, I’d clip them to  [ Read More ]

Starting at 7:00am on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 reservations will be required for the most popular camping spots in Garibaldi Provincial Park from June 29 – September 30th. Elfin Lakes Shelter requires reservations all year round. The campgrounds that require reservations are: Garibaldi Lake, Taylor Meadows, Elfin Lakes, and the Elfin Lake Shelter. Why do  [ Read More ]

There are lots of amazing places in the province that are suited to quick day-hikes or short weekend trips- and there are others that require some extra time. If you live anywhere south of Campbell River, Raft Cove is one of those places that requires some determination to get to, but is worth the journey  [ Read More ]

Written by: Kelsey Singbeil, Surfrider Vancouver Island Volunteer The boat lands with a thud on the sand. It’s time to start unloading. Four of us stay on the boat and start passing down dry bags, coolers and surfboards to the people onshore. Finally, we hand off the huge fishing nets that we’ll use to collect  [ Read More ]

Blog post by: Michael McLaughlin from AHOY BC The first time I heard the expression “marine park” I pictured some shallow water area with lots of starfish.  A marine park was a chunk of water, right?  Fancifully, I imagined under-water interpretive signs, that one could read, I suppose, if they could hold their breath long  [ Read More ]

Prior to having children, we considered ourselves avid campers and BC Parks explorers. When our daughter was two years old we planned an amazing ten day trip to Cortes Island at Smelt Bay Provincial Park. Below are our top 10 tips for car-camping with toddlers: A hammock. Makes for a great swing, a great place  [ Read More ]

BC Parks is excited to once again be partnering with the Vancouver Aquarium as a conservation supporter of the WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. BC Parks along with volunteers and community partners will be hosting cleanup events throughout the year in BC Parks. If you are interested in organizing a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup event, please contact your  [ Read More ]

The whitebark pine is an extremely long-lived tree species that is found at the upper subalpine elevations. In 2010, the Committee on the status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada designated whitebark pine as an endangered species with “a high risk of extirpation from Canada” (COSEWIC 2010) due to the combined impacts of white pine blister  [ Read More ]

We have received comments and questions in regards to making camping reservations in BC Parks. Below are some answers to these commonly asked questions. As a reminder, the matter of reselling BC Parks reservations is taken very seriously. We investigate every incident that is brought to our attention. If you see any advertisements regarding reselling  [ Read More ]

$240,000 is now available for BC Parks volunteer projects taking place in 2016/17. Each of BC Parks’ five regions have been allocated $20,000 to support conservation projects, and $20,000 to support recreation projects.  There is also $40,000 for multi-regional projects. To access this funding for a specific park, please contact your local BC Parks staff  [ Read More ]

Interested in sharing your BC Parks Volunteer story? Contact BC Parks.