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August 21, 2013Campfire ban rescinded in Northwest Fire Centre

Effective at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Northwest Fire Centre's jurisdiction. The Northwest Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire prohibition due to forecasted cool and rainy weather conditions.

» Click here for more information about this update.

July 17, 2013Hey Kids! Please enter our BC Parks Kids Art Contest!

BC Parks wants young artists to create artwork showing their favourite family activity in a park!! Create your original art work, give it to the park operator or mail to BC Parks by September 15, 2014 to be eligible for great BC Parks prizes!

» Click here for more information about the contest.

July 16, 2014Campfire ban starts tomorrow within the Northwest Fire Centre

Effective at 4 pm Pacific Time on July 17, 2014, campfires and open burning will be prohibited in some portions of the Northwest Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.

July 16, 2014Campfire ban starts tomorrow within the Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon Pacific Time on July 17, 2014, all open burning (including campfires, Category 2 open fires and Category 3 open fires) will be prohibited in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre except the “fog zone” and Haida Gwaii.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.

July 15, 2014Campfire ban starts tomorrow within the Cariboo Fire Centre

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, campfires will be prohibited in the Cariboo Fire Centre west of the Fraser River to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.

July 15, 2014Campfire ban starts tomorrow within the Kamloops Fire Centre

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, all campfires will be prohibited throughout the entire Kamloops Fire Centre. This also includes the use of tiki torches.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.

May 16, 2014BC Parks Invites Public Comments on a Policy Intentions Paper for the 3 Ski Resorts in Provincial Parks.

BC Parks is developing a policy for the three ski resorts within provincial parks at Cypress, Mount Seymour and EC Manning Parks and is interested in your views.

» Please visit the webpage to provide your input.

May 15, 2014Discover Camping Reservation Service Stabilized

Please be advised that BC Parks’ service provider has stabilized both online and call centre services. All reservations are, once again, being processed normally. 

BC Parks continues to work with our service provider to build capacity and prevent service disruptions from occurring in the future.

We would like to thank our Discover Camping customers for their understanding and patience. 

May 14, 2014Discover Camping: Still experiencing intermittent technical difficulties (May 14)

Please be advised that the Discover Camping reservation online service is experiencing intermittent technical difficulties. The system is working sporadically so some customers may wish to keep trying to make online reservations.

Please note: Call Centre phone services have now been restored.

BC Parks is working with our service provider to resolve this issue and will update our website to reflect any changes. BC Parks would like to thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this.

May 13, 2014Discover Camping: Temporary service disruption 1-3 pm, Tuesday May 13th

Please be advised that the Discover Camping reservation system has been experiencing some technical difficulties. In order to address these issues, an emergency fix will take place today (May 13th) between 1-3 pm (Pacific Time). No reservation services will be available during this time. The Backcountry Registration system will also be affected by this temporary closure.  BC Parks would like to thank you for your patience while we resolve this.

April 25, 2014Exciting Opportunity for Youth: Get Outside BC 2014

What is Get Outside BC?

Get Outside BC is a collaborative youth leadership project that aims to strengthen youth attachment to British Columbia’s wilderness by empowering young leaders across the province. The project is a collaborative effort between CPAWS-BC, BC Parks, Mountain Equipment Co-op and Child and Nature Alliance of Canada.

The call for applications for the 2014-2015 session is now open!
Submit your application no later than 6pm on Friday, May 2nd, 2014.

» For more information on the program and how to apply go to: www.getoutsidebc.ca

April 23, 2014PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED: BC Parks Invites Public Comments on a Draft Policy for Issuing Park Use Permits for Research Purposes.

BC Parks is clarifying the legislative and policy framework for research activities in parks and protected areas and are interested in your views.

Once again we welcome your comments on the draft policy, and will accept comments until May 12th, 2014.

» Please visit the web page to provide your comments.
April 16, 201410 year monitoring report for Cowichan River

The Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS) was established in 1984 by federal, provincial and territorial governments to conserve rivers with outstanding natural, cultural and recreational heritage, to give them national recognition, and to encourage the public to enjoy and appreciate them.

BC Parks is pleased to post the 10 year monitoring report for Cowichan River, which is a requirement of being a Canadian Heritage River.

» Click here to view information about the Canadian Heritage Rivers System including the report.
April 16, 2014BC Parks is now accepting applications for the 2014/15 Park Enhancement Fund

The Park Enhancement Fund supports projects that engage the local volunteer community, for details please visit the BC Parks Volunteer Community Blog.

» Click here to view the blog.
March 14, 2014REMINDER: Reservations open tomorrow March 15th at 9am PDT

Please be aware the Frontcountry Camping Reservation Service will open on a Saturday this year, this means reservations will be taken starting at 9am PDT.

Discover Camping’s interactive system allows visitors to view availability, layout and campsite amenities and then book front country sites up to 3 months in advance. Need some tips on how to reserve?

» For the top 10 tips for making reservations, click here.
March 4, 2014BC Parks Invites Public Comments on a Draft Policy for Issuing Park Use Permits for Research Purposes.

BC Parks is clarifying the legislative and policy framework for research activities in parks and protected areas and are interested in your views.

Please visit the web page to provide your input.

February 20, 2014Special Public Avalanche Warning for Most of BC’s Mountainous Regions

Special Public Avalanche Warning for most of BC’s mountainous regions in effect for all CAC forecast regions except for the North Shore and Yukon from February 20 (today) until February 26.

The Canadian Avalanche Centre warns of significant potential for large, destructive avalanches in forecast regions.

Before heading out to the backcountry, please check the Canadian Avalanche Centres’ (CAC) webpage for Avalanche Warnings.

» For the latest bulletin, click here.
February 20, 2014Reservations Open on March 15th at 9am PDT.

On March 15 starting at 9:00 am (PDT) reservations for front country campsites, for up to 3 months prior to your arrival date, open.

Please be aware the Frontcountry Camping Reservations Service will open on a Saturday this year, this means reservations will be taken starting at 9am PDT.

» For more information about reservations, click here.
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