are a heritage, a way to share the finest natural environments today, then pass
them on to posterity. For communities, parks may mean employment, nearby recreation
spots or distant vacations. For the individual, parks offer solitude, physical
challenge and spiritual renewal.
Parks is responsible for the designation, management and conservation of a system
of ecological reserves, provincial parks and recreation areas located throughout
the province. These contain many of the best representative elements and special
features of British Columbia's natural heritage.
a public trust, our mission is to protect representative and special natural places
within the Province's Protected Areas System for world class conservation, outdoor
recreation, education and scientific study.
provincial system of parks is dedicated to the protection of natural environments
for the inspiration, use and enjoyment of the public. BC Parks is committed to
serving British Columbians and their visitors by:
and managing for future generations a wide variety of outstanding park lands which
represent the best natural features and diverse wilderness environments of the
province-wide opportunities for a diversity of high quality and safe outdoor recreation
that is compatible with protecting the natural environment.
in this mandate is the requirement to maintain a balance between BC Parks' goals
for protecting natural environments and outdoor recreation.