Parks, Provincial

PARKS, PROVINCIAL, are areas of land and water designated by the provincial government for purposes of recreation and conservation. BC has one of the largest, most complex parks systems in the world. As of 2005 there were about 830 provincial parks and ECOLOGICAL RESERVES covering about 12.5% of public lands in BC.

Earliest Parks

The provincial parks system began with establishment of STRATHCONA PROVINCIAL PARK on VANCOUVER ISLAND in 1911. Mt ROBSON was added in 1913, followed by...

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