BC Parks

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New campgrounds coming to B.C. parks as part of $83M provincial boost

This season alone, 185 campsites are being added to provincial parks, says Minister of Environment and Climate Change

 

The new 3,500 hectare conservancy in Tahltan territory is located next to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. (BC Parks Photo)

New conservancy protects sacred Tahltan land in northwest B.C.

Project is a collaboration between Skeena Resources, conservation groups and the TCG

 

Kathy McMeeking shared this picture of moss-covered tree found around the Gold Creek campsite in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Forest comes to life with promise of spring

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  • Mar 22, 2021

 

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LETTER: Province needs immediate infusion for parks

In part due to COVID, and the greater use of provincial parkland, more needs to be invested

  • Feb 7, 2021
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Campers at a provincial park in British Columbia. (Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines)

B.C. allocates $5-million towards projects in 24 provincial parks

Funds to go towards infrastructure that aids in helping park goers maintain adequate social distance

Campers at a provincial park in British Columbia. (Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines)
The Vancouver-based SAR team successfully rescued two lost snowshoers off of the west side of Tim Jones Peak in the early morning of Monday, Jan. 19. (North Shore Rescue photo)

B.C.’s busiest SAR team raises alarm after 2021 begins with fatality, multiple rescues

‘People beyond ski resort areas of Seymour, Grouse, and Cypress go without cell reception,’ SAR warns

The Vancouver-based SAR team successfully rescued two lost snowshoers off of the west side of Tim Jones Peak in the early morning of Monday, Jan. 19. (North Shore Rescue photo)
There are dozens of great hikes in the Lower Mainland, including a day trip to Barrier Lake. Keep going for an even more beautiful view at Garibaldi Lake. (Photo: Amy Attas)

Great Hikes Around the Lower Mainland

5 unforgettable trails to try, all just a short drive from Vancouver

  • Dec 22, 2020
There are dozens of great hikes in the Lower Mainland, including a day trip to Barrier Lake. Keep going for an even more beautiful view at Garibaldi Lake. (Photo: Amy Attas)
Sarah Waldin recently shared this picture of Golden Ears Provincial Park. She is one of many local park lovers. (Special to The News)Sarah Waldin recently shared this picture of Golden Ears Provincial Park. She is one of many local park lovers. (Special to The News)

LETTER: B.C. must commit to parks

Maple Ridge letter writer wants investment into parklands to be an election issue

  • Oct 8, 2020
Sarah Waldin recently shared this picture of Golden Ears Provincial Park. She is one of many local park lovers. (Special to The News)Sarah Waldin recently shared this picture of Golden Ears Provincial Park. She is one of many local park lovers. (Special to The News)
A letter writer wants politicians not to ignore parks. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows man calls on B.C. government to better fund parks

Investment in parks will pay off for the future, letter writer says

  • Oct 1, 2020
A letter writer wants politicians not to ignore parks. (Black Press Media files)
Golden Ears Provincial Park is among several parks in the province that has moved to the day pass system, where people have to reserve a space early the same morning. (The News file)

LETTER: B.C. Parks need to be a priority in the upcoming election

Maple Ridge writer feels a more effort must be dedicated to preserving and upkeeping parks

  • Sep 29, 2020
Golden Ears Provincial Park is among several parks in the province that has moved to the day pass system, where people have to reserve a space early the same morning. (The News file)
A long-time Maple Ridge resident is horrified by the lack of maintenance, especially port-a-potty upkeep being provided at Grant Narrow. (Charlene Fiehn/Special to The News)

LETTER: Port-a-potties must be maintained at Grant Narrows in Pitt Meadows

Lack of contract for the concession and boat launch should not impact on maintenance services

A long-time Maple Ridge resident is horrified by the lack of maintenance, especially port-a-potty upkeep being provided at Grant Narrow. (Charlene Fiehn/Special to The News)
The sea stacks at San Josef Bay. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

The sea stacks at San Josef Bay. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)
LETTER: Priority should be given to locals accessing Golden Ears park

LETTER: Priority should be given to locals accessing Golden Ears park

Maple Ridge residents should be able to reserve new day passes ahead of out-of-towners: one local

  • Aug 8, 2020
LETTER: Priority should be given to locals accessing Golden Ears park
The BC Hydro Dam at Alouette Lake. (Contributed)

Alouette Lake levels not being lowered next month

BC Hydro has postponed work on dam infrastructure at popular Maple Ridge lake

The BC Hydro Dam at Alouette Lake. (Contributed)
Amanda Apps shared this picture taken up at Golden Ears Provincial Park on a recent sunny morning. “I find this picture represents the community as everything comes together seamlessly, just as the community does.” (Special to The News)

SHARE: Stunning sun captured over Alouette Lake

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  • Jul 24, 2020
Amanda Apps shared this picture taken up at Golden Ears Provincial Park on a recent sunny morning. “I find this picture represents the community as everything comes together seamlessly, just as the community does.” (Special to The News)
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.. (Black Press Media files)

BC Parks considering a day-use pass system for popular locations to avoid overcrowding

Although some parks have reopened, B.C.’s busiest parks have remained shut

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.. (Black Press Media files)