The Parks Bank of British Columbia
Expanding and enhancing park lands and infrastructure
BC’s parks are more than just beautiful places that we enjoy, that drive our economy, and that are at the core of who we are as British Columbians. They also provide essential life support functions for us and other species.
Because of increasing pressures like climate change and park visitation, it is more important than ever to add new parkland, fund restoration and create corridors between parks so animals can survive in case of things like fire, disease or habitat loss.
The Parks Bank of British Columbia serves as a way to fund the enhancement of BC’s parks, beyond government responsibilities. The fund will support organizations building and maintaining facilities like huts, trails, bridges, docks and toilets. It will also support the Foundation in facilitating the purchase or receipt of lands that we can transfer into a protected status with the support of land trusts and other organizations.
- More than 800 hectares of land was protected in Princess Louisa Inlet. It is one of the first crowdfunded parks in the world
- A new park was created on Cowichan Lake
- New facilities are being created in Gwillim, Drumbeg, Mount Robson and Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Parks.
See below for more information on current projects.
If you have too many quotes from other people in your head, you can't create. You have to keep your head empty. That's why I am constantly enjoying the sky, the park, the walk.”