Upper Pitt River

Upper Pitt River
$6,000,000 Target
Progress
98 %
$100,000 until we reach our goal

Thank you for keeping the magic of parks alive!

Thank you for considering donating your car or boat. We make used car and boat donations, car removal, car recycling, or simply scrapping a car an easy process for you. We are partnered with ‘Donate A Car Canada’.

Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for the BC Parks Foundation. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to the BC Parks Foundation through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for the BC Parks Foundation to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, our charity will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use. Please click here to donate a vehicle.
Thank you for considering donating services. Services can be very useful in getting projects done (engineering, equipment work, design, accounting, programming, etc.). Please get in touch or let us know more by filling in the form below. We’ll follow up with a call.

Note that Canada Revenue Agency doesn’t allow charitable gift receipts for services.
Donating securities or mutual funds is an efficient way to give charitably. Please contact us if you would like to discuss donating securities. You can use the form below, email gifts@bcparksfoundation.ca, or call 604-343-3975.
Donating real estate is an efficient way to give charitably. Please contact us if you would like to discuss donating real estate. You can use the form below, email gifts@bcparksfoundation.ca, or call 604-343-3975.
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 604-343-3975.

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

The Salmon River Sanctuary

Just northeast of Vancouver lies the Upper Pitt River watershed, a valley of spectacular waterfalls, springs, scenery, wildlife and wild salmon. The glacier-fed river flows into Pitt Lake - the largest tidal lake in the world. From there, it connects to the Fraser River and the Salish Sea.

Surrounded by steep mountain slopes and giant conifers, standing in the Pitt River valley, you would think that you are in the Great Bear Rainforest, not two hours outside of Metro Vancouver - Kristen Walters

Nestled between three provincial parks - Pinecone-Burke to the west, Garibaldi to the north and Golden Ears to the east, the 733 acre property provides vital wildlife connectivity amongst the large protected areas. It attracts grizzly bears, wolves, cougars, marbled murrelets, wolverine and mountain goats, many using the property to move from highlands to river valley. The land is also home to a herd of elk, who repopulated the valley several decades ago and now have a viable population.


It is also remarkably rich in its wild salmon:


  • The largest remaining wild coho population in the Lower Fraser
  • A unique race of sockeye that takes up to 6 years to mature
  • All species of Pacific salmon
  • Steelhead and cutthroat trout
  • Dolly Varden
  • The largest remaining population of bull trout remaining in the Lower Mainland

The Upper Pitt River was designated as BC's most endangered river in 2000 due to development pressure at the time. Undeveloped flat river valley is rare and development pressure continues.

With such incredible ecological value and rare proximity to Vancouver, BC Parks Foundation is committed to working with our supporters to keep another part of BC beautiful.

Parks contain the magic of life. Pass it on. #ParksForever

Deadline: December 31, 2021