National Parks in BC, 100 Years of Parks Canada

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

BC Parks is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year while it is also the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada in 2011. Although Banff National Park is 125 years old, Parks Canada was officially established in 1911 and was the first national park service in the world. In BC, we have 7 National Parks.

Glacier National Park

View of the mountains in Glacier National Park, BC, before a nasty storm moved in
Rogers Pass. Photo credit: Alaskan Dude on Flickr

Yoho National Park of Canada

emerald yoho reflection
Emerald Lake. Photo credit: Jasmic on Flickr

Kootenay National Park of Canada

Kootenay River. Photo credit: aa440 on Flickr

Mount Revelstoke National Park of Canada

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada

Thrashers Cove
Thrashers Cove. Photo credit: BigA888 on Flickr

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada

foghorn house
Saturna. Photo credit: teamscuby on Flickr

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site

Gwaii Haanas #1  --  5:50am, time to wake up !
Kat island. Photo credit: ah zut on Flickr

You can find out more about Canada’s National Parks this weekend (until March 6, 2011) at the BC Home and Garden Show. There you can visit the Canada Pavilion at the Convention Centre to learn more, and even do some trip planning for the warmer months.

Follow @ParksCanada on Twitter for national parks and heritage site news.

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  1. Maffew BoydSunday, March 6th, 2011 — 2:44pm PST

    That last photo is what I refer to as ‘affordable waterfront property.’

  2. Murray AWednesday, March 9th, 2011 — 6:37pm PST

    ….and there is discussion ongoing right now for the establishment of a National Park Reserve covering 42% of Bowen Island’s Crown Lands.

  3. Vancouver Island Blog – » Blog Archive » Island Profile: Tribune Bay Provincial ParkTuesday, March 15th, 2011 — 8:00am PDT

    […] mountains, it’s surprising to find such a gem so far north of the Equator. As BC celebrates 100 years of parks, highlighting the diversity of park landscape in our province is an important part of that […]

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