Discover Parks Ambassador Program

The Discover Parks Ambassador program is back for summer 2021!

Our team of Discover Parks Ambassadors connects visitors to nature through education and positive interactions in BC Parks. 

British Columbia has the sixth largest park system in the world and the Ambassadors will be working hard to protect it. Located across the province in multiple Parks, the Ambassadors will promote connection and appreciation of nature, outdoor safety and responsible park use, while fostering inclusion for visitors who are new to Parks.

Ambassadors will also be running Jerry’s Rangers programming for kids and families, including handing out the famous antlers which some parents will remember from their own childhood experiences in BC Parks.





In 2020, the Foundation ran a pilot program in several parks and found that having Ambassadors greeting visitors helped reduce things like litter, people wandering off trails, safety incidents, pets off-leash, and negative wildlife interactions.  The Foundation also experienced a ton of interest and desire amongst visitors to learn more about parks and nature.

Discover Parks Ambassadors will be interacting with visitors at campgrounds, trailheads and day use areas at these locations shown below through the summer.

Activities and programs

Here are some of the activities and programs happening this weekend (when there are no scheduled activities shown, you can find our Ambassadors at their orange information booth or roving through campgrounds and day use areas!)

Region Park July 30, 2021
(Friday)
July 31, 2021
(Saturday)
August 1, 2021
(Sunday)
Kamloops Paul Lake 2:30pm
Land Mandalas (Day use area)
11:00am
Bear Aware (Playground)
2:30pm
The North Wind Blows (Day use area)
10:00am
Guided Hike - alternative program if there is heavy smoke (Trailhead at day use area)
2:30pm
Tread Lightly - alternative program if there is heavy smoke (Day use area)
Victoria Goldstream
2:00pm
Salmon Eater Tag (Campground)
10:30am
Plant Walk (Campground)
2:00pm
Goldstream Trivia (Ampitheatre)
1:30pm
Plant Walk (Day use area)
Vancouver 
Golden Ears 
12:30pm
Tread Lightly (Gold Creek Campground field)
2:00pm
Plant Scavenger Hunt (Gold Creek Campground field)
12:30pm
Camouflage (Gold Creek Campground field)
2:00pm
Bear Aware (Gold Creek Campground field)
12:30pm
What's in my Backpack? (Gold Creek Campground field)
2:00pm
Nature Mandalas (Gold Creek Campground field)
Squamish
Alice Lake 2:30pm
Whistle While You Walk (Alice Lake Story Trail)
11:30am
Web of Life (Amphitheatre)
1:00pm
Spectacular Salmon (Amphitheatre)
3:30pm
Alice Lake Trivia (Amphitheatre)
1:00pm
What's in my Backpack? (Day use area)
3:30pm
When Nature Calls (Amphitheatre)
Parksville
Rathtrevor
1:00pm
Nature Walk/BioBlitz (Nature House)
2:30pm
Jerry's Rangers (Nature House)
1:00pm
Nature Walk/BioBlitz (Nature House)
2:30pm
Jerry's Rangers (Nature House)
6:30pm
Facts on Bats (Amphitheatre)
1:00pm
Nature Walk/BioBlitz (Nature House)
2:30pm
Jerry's Rangers (Nature House)























NOTE: daily schedules may change without notice due to weather, park usage and other factors beyond our control. Discover Parks Ambassadors in the Park can provide the most up to date schedules.

And here’s where you can find the team for the rest of the summer:

Region Kamloops
Parksville Victoria
Vancouver
Squamish
Sea to Sky Corridor
June 11 – 13, 2021
Lac Le Jeune
Rathtrevor
Goldstream
Golden Ears
Alice Lake

June 18 – 20, 2021
Paul Lake
Englishman River Falls Goldstream
Golden Ears
Stawamus Chief & Shannon Falls

June 25 – 27, 2021
Lac Le Jeune Rathtrevor
Goldstream
Golden Ears
Alice Lake
July 2 – 4, 2021
Paul Lake
Rathtrevor
Goldstream
Mount Seymour
Stawamus Chief & Shannon Falls

July 9 – 11, 2021
Lac Le Jeune Englishman River Falls Goldstream
Cypress
Alice Lake Porteau Cove
July 16 – 18, 2021
Paul Lake
Rathtrevor
Goldstream
Golden Ears
Stawamus Chief & Shannon Falls

July 23– July 25, 2021
Lac Le Jeune
Englishman River Falls
Goldstream
Golden Ears
Alice Lake
Porteau Cove
July 30 – Aug 1, 2021
Paul Lake
Rathtrevor
Goldstream
Golden Ears
Alice Lake

Aug 6 – Aug 8, 2021
Lac Le Jeune
Rathtrevor Goldstream
Mount Seymour
Stawamus Chief & Shannon Falls
Porteau Cove
Aug 13– Aug 15, 2021
Paul Lake
Englishman River Falls Goldstream
Golden Ears
Alice Lake

Aug 20– Aug 22, 2021
Lac Le Jeune
Rathtrevor
Goldstream
Cypress
Stawamus Chief & Shannon Falls

Aug 27– Aug 28, 2021
Paul Lake
Rathtrevor
Goldstream
Golden Ears
Alice Lake

















The Discover Parks Ambassador program is run in partnership with BC Parks and funded in part through the BC Parks license plate program.

Thank you to our partners: