Regional Parks

Who We Are

Regional parks are great places to go for a walk, breathe fresh air and enjoy the beauty of nature. They're also part of a larger system that includes regional park reserves, ecological conservancy areas and greenways – all located within the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish First Nations. These green spaces protect diverse natural landscapes and habitats spread out over British Columbia's largest metropolitan area. They are our shared legacy.

Our Role:
Protecting the region’s natural areas and connecting people with them.

Our Mission:
Regional Parks contribute to a livable region by conserving natural assets and connecting people to nature. They enhance the quality of life of residents and visitors and provide opportunities to experience nature. The important natural landscapes protected in regional parks contribute ecological goods and services to the region and mitigate climate change. The Regional Parks service fosters environmental interpretation, education and stewardship through community development and promotes a sense of responsibility for, and connection to, the place in which we live.

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 What We Do

  • Regional Parks Management

    ​We have the unique responsibility to protect thousands of hectares of diverse ecosystems and, where appropriate, provide access to them for millions of visitors a year. We manage habitat and conduct research to help guide and inform management planning for regional parks.
  • Programs & Events

    ​By connecting people to nature, we can inspire its protection. Year-round programs reveal the natural world through exploration and discovery – nature houses and activities open to the public; field trips for schools and groups; workshops for teachers and group leaders – there’s something for everyone.
  • Public Engagements and Volunteer Opportunities

    A variety of programs and services encourage citizen engagement. Learn about Metro Vancouver's regional park developments and see how you can get involved. Lend nature a helping hand by removing invasive plants, monitoring wildlife, planting native trees and shrubs, conducting bird surveys and more.
  • Permits and Reservable Facilities

    Looking for a memorable place to hold a group picnic and camp, wedding, equestrian activity, special event, meeting or workshop? From heritage buildings both elegant and rustic to superb forest and seaside settings, we have a variety of locations to offer. Some activities in regional parks require a permit. Check to see if you qualify.

Our Foundation

Pacific Parklands Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver's regional parks.

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