Nature is our playground. It makes us feel healthy and alive. It connects us with ourselves and our community. It holds keys to our stories, our culture and wisdom for living. No matter what background, perspective or state of mind, nature always welcomes us and makes us feel whole.
In nature we find our way.
The best of nature is contained in our parks. In BC, we are proud and fortunate to have the sixth largest park system in the world, containing the highest diversity of life in Canada. BC’s world class parks are home to iconic species that only exist here on this planet or that stop here on their journeys.
We believe parks are core to being British Columbian, to our economy, our culture and our well-being. Parks contain life’s original magic and we believe it is important that all people have a chance to connect with, share in and preserve it.
The demand for parks services is growing. The pressure on park recreation, wildlife, habitat and ecosystems is increasing through rising park use and threats like pollution and climate change. The most treasured places in our great province need support or we risk losing what makes British Columbia the beautiful place we love.
This is why the BC Parks Foundation exists. We’re here to help enhance and protect parks so they flourish.
Our primary role is to promote and support public interest, engagement and involvement in parks and encourage people to contribute. British Columbia will have the most active, diverse and innovative community of parks supporters per capita of any jurisdiction in the world. Working together, we will help create the best parks system on earth.”
Please consider joining us. When you support parks, you are passing along the magic of life. Forever.
What People Are Saying
"I can't conceive of anything being more varied, rich and handsome than planet earth; its crowning beauty is the natural world. I want to soak it up, to understand it ... then put it together and express it in my painting. This is the way I want to dedicate my life."
— Robert Bateman
"Our parks are places of majesty, beauty and quite simply WONDERS. They are gathering places for families and communities. They are sanctuaries to millions of plants and animals, creating the biodiversity that gives British Columbians the clean air and clean water so vital to our healthy existence"
— Ross Beaty
"Our parks are living arcs. Their cargo is the magic of life… a sacred legacy bestowed from the original earth, passing through our hands, to the future"
— Andrew Day