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Spotlight shines on BC Parks volunteers

Fri, 2017/08/18 - 12:00pm
Two volunteers maintaining hundreds of kilometres of trail in the South Fraser; a group responsible for the creation of the Ancient Forest Provincial Park; a First Nations elder protecting the Stein Valley; and groups working to enhance the Myra Canyon trestles; and to clean up debris along the coast of Vancouver Island. What do they have in common? They are all recipients of the 2016 BC Parks Volunteer Awards.

Cariboo and Thompson-Okanagan residents urged to conserve water

Fri, 2017/08/18 - 11:45am
With streams and rivers in the Middle Fraser, Similkameen, Coldwater, Nicola and Kettle watersheds experiencing very low flows, and weather conditions expected to remain dry, residents of the Cariboo and Thompson-Okanagan regions are urged to reduce their water consumption.

Independent expert to oversee Hullcar review

Thu, 2017/08/17 - 11:00am
An independent, respected national water and governance expert has been commissioned to support the review of the pollution in the Hullcar Aquifer, recently announced by Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman.

Parts of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park reopened

Wed, 2017/08/16 - 4:35pm
Due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures — and in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service — BC Parks reopened portions of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park for public use on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.

B.C. government putting an end to the grizzly bear trophy hunt

Mon, 2017/08/14 - 2:45pm
Effective Nov. 30, 2017, the British Columbia government will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province and stop all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson announced today.

Government takes action to protect B.C. over Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker traffic expansion

Thu, 2017/08/10 - 10:35am
The provincial government is taking initial action on its commitment to protect British Columbia's interests in the face of the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and increased tanker traffic.

Wells Gray Provincial Park partial closure set for Aug. 5

Fri, 2017/08/04 - 4:48pm
BC Parks, in co-ordination with the BC Wildfire Service and Recreation Sites and Trails BC, will close backcountry access to specific areas of Wells Gray Provincial Park effective at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. This step is being taken to help protect public safety.

Motorists urged to park legally at Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park

Thu, 2017/08/03 - 1:45pm
With a long weekend ahead, visitors to popular Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park are reminded to park their vehicles in designated parking stalls or risk being towed.

Help prevent wildfires on the B.C. Day long weekend

Thu, 2017/08/03 - 10:15am
With B.C. Day around the corner, everyone has a role to play in helping to prevent wildfires and having a safe, healthy long weekend.

Minister’s statement about Mount Polley investigation

Wed, 2017/08/02 - 3:43pm
Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman has issued the following statement about the ongoing investigation into the Mount Polley tailings pond breach:

Bowron Lake Provincial Park reopened for public use

Fri, 2017/07/28 - 2:57pm
Due to cooler temperatures and lower fire danger ratings in the northeastern portion of the Cariboo Fire Centre, BC Parks – in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service – reopened Bowron Lake Provincial Park for public use on July 28, 2017.

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park partly reopened

Tue, 2017/07/25 - 4:58pm
As a result of cooler temperatures and moderate fire danger ratings, BC Parks — in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service — has reopened southern sections of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park for public use, effective immediately. 

Wells Gray Provincial Park to re-open Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mon, 2017/07/24 - 3:35pm
As a result of recent precipitation, cooler temperatures and a moderate fire danger rating in northern portions of the Kamloops Fire Centre, BC Parks – in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service – will re-open Wells Gray Provincial Park to public use as of 7 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Protecting wildlife and livestock during a wildfire

Thu, 2017/07/20 - 4:00pm
Members of the public are encouraged to be on the lookout for any wildlife or livestock displaced by a wildfire.

Wells Gray Provincial Park remains closed to public

Mon, 2017/07/17 - 7:20pm
Members of the public are reminded that a full closure of Wells Gray Provincial Park has been in place since July 9, 2017, and will remain in effect until the public is advised otherwise.

Wells Gray Provincial Park closure to take effect July 9, 2017

Sat, 2017/07/08 - 9:33pm
In an effort to protect public safety, BC Parks, in co-ordination with the BC Wildfire Service, will close Wells Gray Provincial Park effective 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

No vehicle access to Sombrio Beach over May long weekend

Mon, 2017/05/15 - 1:00pm
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.