- BC Parks Response to COVID-19 ▼
As of :
As of July 1st, groupsites will be returning to normal occupancy levels and those with existing reservations are able to add more campers to a reservation upon arrival in-park.
With the shift into Step 3 of BC’s Restart plan, many group picnic shelters will begin to reopen. Reservable picnic shelters can be booked through Discover Camping starting July 9th.
The opening of groupsite reservations for 2022 has been postponed until further notice due to the evolving nature of COVID-19. BC Parks will provide advance notice before reservations become available.
We want to see you back at your favourite park, but mostly we want you to have a safe and healthy summer, so plan ahead to make the most of it.
Important News and Updates
- December 6, 2021 Free Day-Use Passes required at Mount Seymour Park starting December 15, 2021
- Passes are available online two days in advance of your visit, beginning at 7am PT December 13, 2021. For more information, visit the Day-Use Pass page.
- December 6, 2021 Teachings, history explored through renamed park
- The small island park, formerly known as Newcastle Island Marine Park, is now called Saysutshun (Newcastle Island Marine) Park, (pronounced SAY-sut-shun), and is a place known for healing, preparation and transformation.
- October 5, 2021 Conservation, culture at the heart of newly protected areas
- A new provincial park on southern Vancouver Island will soon be established to protect a vital ecosystem important to the Cowichan people, honouring Indigenous cultural and spiritual history, and aiding in the conservation of threatened species.
- October 4, 2021 New investments in BC Parks create more access to nature
- Millions of people headed out to BC’s provincial parks this year to experience the very best that nature has to offer. The record number of visitors is resulting in new investments to make the future BC Parks experience even better.
- July 12, 2021 Province acquires land to expand seven parks, one protected area
Rare grasslands in the Okanagan, a heritage river in the Cowichan Valley and the largest freshwater marsh in southwestern B.C. are among the unique ecosystems to gain more protection through planned expansions to B.C.’s parks and protected areas system.
The Province has acquired more than 229 hectares of land intended to be added to seven provincial parks and one protected area.
- June 29, 2021 Campfires prohibited in British Columbia
- Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the province of British Columbia.
- June 15, 2021 BC Parks pilots plans for managing, promoting access to nature
Better protection for the environment and new, expanded measures for British Columbians to access nature are coming to BC Parks this summer.
To address the surge in visitors in five of the province’s most popular parks, new and revised initiatives are being introduced this season as part of the continued free day-use pass pilot program.
- June 4, 2021 Making BC Parks more welcoming, accessible
- "Everyone is welcome in nature" is a message that carries the spirit of a renewed commitment by BC Parks to make outdoor recreation more accessible and inclusive.
- June 1, 2021 From trails to toads, volunteers strengthen BC Parks
- Rachel Shephard and the Freeze family are among the hundreds of groups and individuals who donate their time and energy to stewardship of the province’s 1,036 parks and protected areas. BC Parks values the contributions made by volunteers and recognizes those who go above and beyond through its biannual achievement awards.