Inspiring British Columbians and guests to discover, experience and care for nature
BC’s world-class parks are not only the backbone of our tourism economy, but also serve as a haven for family time, recreation, education, inspiration, culture and personal fulfillment. In 2018/2019, BC’s parks had over 26 million visits – an increase of nearly five million over five years. While it’s great that more people are getting outside, some of our natural areas are under pressure due to increasing visitation.
Discover Parks brings together nature, art, technology and culture to connect people to nature. Park ambassadors, self guided trails and other new activations will help spread the word about stewardship and provide engaging experiences for park visitors.
Our work creating unique and authentic visitor experiences will help transfer knowledge between generations while building pride and stewardship in our parks. We are showcasing British Columbia by British Columbians, telling our unique stories to our children and the world.
Learn more about our Discover Parks Ambassador Program!
- Built the first Story Trail in British Columbia.
See below for more information on current projects.
In 2015 I bought myself a camera and decided to get out in the wilderness away from cell/internet range. As I slowed down and watched and listened, a whole new world appeared. The wilderness and its wild animals had many lessons for me. Nature nourishes and teaches us patience. Nothing in nature is rushed. It is divine timing: everything happens when it’s time.”