Protect Princess Louisa Inlet

Protect Princess Louisa Inlet
$300,000 Target
Progress
98 %
$6,497 until we reach our goal

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Including a charitable gift to the BC Parks Foundation in your will is a great way to leave a legacy for generations to come. For your consideration, sample wording for your will could include, “I direct my executor to pay $____ to BC Parks Foundation, of 625 Howe Street, Suite 1550, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2T6, charitable registration number 731307492BW0001, it being my hope that it will be applied by the BC Parks Foundation to support the work of the BC Parks Foundation.” To make sure your gift is fulfilled, we encourage you to speak with a legal advisor when creating or modifying your will.

Including real estate or publicly traded securities as a charitable gift to the BC Parks Foundation in your will is also a great way to leave a legacy. For your consideration, sample wording for your will could include, "I wish to make a gift to BC Parks Foundation of 625 Howe Street, Suite 1550, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2T6, charitable registration number 731307492BW0001, as follows:

(i) select from publicly traded securities that I own, if any, at the date of my death, securities (the “Gift Shares”) that collectively have a total fair market value as of the date of my death of not more than $____ (the “Donation Amount”) and transfer the Gift Shares to the BC Parks Foundation;

(ii) if the value of the Gift Shares is less than the Donation Amount, pay the BC Parks Foundation an amount equal to the difference between the Donation Amount and the value of the Gift Shares; and

(iii) it is my hope that the Donation Amount will be applied by the BC Parks Foundation to support the work of the BC Parks Foundation."

Please contact us if you would like to discuss including a legacy gift, real estate, or securities in your will. You can use the form below, email gifts@bcparksfoundation.ca, or call 778-980-1857.

Other ways you can help enhance BC’s world-class parks system

 


Thank you for your continued support. We are currently extending the closing date with the vendor until July 6. Thank you for helping get across the finish line!

 

You can protect more of Princess Louisa Inlet

Nestled within the north edge of Princess Louisa Inlet, a magnificent jewel on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, lies a large and prominent 259 hectare (640 acre) parcel of land. This land is home to the iconic One-Eye Peak, a dominant feature of the inlet - it is the snow-capped mountain visible on the left side of the image above. 

The land has just been formally appraised at $800,000, but the owner is conservation-minded and gave us the opportunity to purchase it at a reduced price. We have now secured an exclusive agreement for purchase and sale for only $300,000.  

Fortunately, the generous and lovely Maple Cross Fund have already pledged $90,000. They are from Ontario and are challenging British Columbians to finish off the deal. 

Together, we can protect this beautiful gem, forever.

When this purchase is complete, thanks to your support, the amount of protected area in Princess Louisa Inlet will have more than doubled since this time last year.

Every donation brings us one step closer to this goal.

You can donate through the form above, by calling 604-343-3975 or emailing gifts@bcparksfoundation.ca.

How you've already helped

In the summer of 2019, park supporters from British Columbia, Canada and around the world rasied over $3 million in three months to help protect Princess Louisa Inlet. This incredible effort and wellspring of support allowed us to purchase more than 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of land along the south west side of the inlet. This was the first time crowdfunding to turn private land into a protected park has happened at this scale. It was an inspiring, humbling result that captured the attention of the entire world. We are now working with BC Parks on an agreement for the long-term protection of the land. The new land will also be transferred to BC Parks. 

Protected land 

In addition to the land purchased in September 2019, the BC Parks Foundation was also able to secure a conservation covenant on a 100+ hectare (250 acre) waterfront parcel on the north east side of the Inlet. 

Along with the existing BC Marine Provincial Park, if we are able to successfully fundraise for this additional land with your support, there will only be two additional private land owners in the Inlet, including the Young Life Malibu Society who have been in the area since 1953. The other owner has no future plans for development. 

Why this area is special

Princess Louisa Inlet is one of Canada's most breathtaking destinations. Much of this stunning area is roadless and undeveloped, making it home to grizzly bears, mountain goats, eagles, the threatened marbled murrelets, northern goshawk, lichen and moss communities, old-growth forests, marine life, and an abundance of other flora and fauna. Within the inlet lie James Bruce Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in North America, and Chatterbox Falls.

Boaters from around the world choose Princess Louisa Inlet as their breathtaking destination each year and every summer hundreds of youth visit the spectacular Malibu Club and bask in the beauty this area has to offer. 

Our partners

We would like to thank the Princess Louisa International Society for their continued partnership and support in protecting the Inlet. The Society currently helps fund an annual park ranger position in the area, providing long-term stewardship capacity so that your legacy will be looked after into the future. We also want to thank the Park Elders Society for their continued support throughout this entire effort.

Where is Princess Louisa Inlet?

You can find Princess Louisa Inlet on British Columbia's beautiful Sunshine Coast. It is accessible by boat, float plane or other water crafts, from the nearest town of Egmont. 

No matter where you are from or how you support, thank you for your passion, your love for British Columbia and your help protecting Princess Louisa Inlet. Together, we can pass on the magic of this natural treasure, forever.

Images provided by LandQuest® Realty Corporation.