BC Parks Releases Day-Use Pass Plan for 2021

BC Parks released plans for day-use passes in some parks again this year. Our first impression is that they listened to us in part since they removed the pilot project from Cypress and Seymour parks. However, by reinstating the pilot project they have not explained why the program is actually required. Our best guess is that the park employees don't want to deal with the parking chaos [...]

2021-07-09T13:05:09-07:00June 17th, 2021|Advocacy, Blog, Recreation and Conservation|0 Comments

Day Use Pass Review by BC Parks

Last summer BC Parks introduced a pilot-project to reduce the risk of COVID to park visitors and staff.  We wrote a blog post last summer that discussed the issues around the passes.  BC Parks is currently doing a survey until May 8th to determine if the public supports the pilot project being extended to 2021.   The feedback from most members has been [...]

BC Parks Foundation works with Tahltan and other parties to create BC’s newest Conservancy

A new 3500 hectare conservancy to protect the environment and wildlife in Tahltan territory has been created in an area of northwestern B.C. historically known as the Ice Mountain Lands, adjacent to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. The BC Parks Foundation worked in partnership with Tahltan Central Government, the Province of BC, Skeena Resources Limited, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada to create the Edziza Conservancy. "Mount Edziza and [...]

2021-04-08T14:43:07-07:00April 8th, 2021|Blog, Recreation and Conservation|0 Comments

Joffre Lakes Park Visitor Strategy – Public Review

Introduction BC Parks is asking for public input on a strategy to control the number of hikers that can hike the popular trail in the summer.  The Federation is concerned since this is the first proposed implementation of a day-use reservation system after the the pilot-project last summer.  We think that BC Parks is proposing to allow too many people to hike this trail, but the [...]

FMCBC submits budget recommendations for BC Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails BC

The FMCBC requested increased funding and staff for BC Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC) via a budget submission report to the Province of BC in June. The BC Government, through the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, sought views of British Columbians on their priorities for the next provincial 2021-2022 budget. View the full report here to learn more. Thank you to [...]

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