Minnekhada Regional Park to Partially Reopen Following Wildfirehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/776/Minnekhada Regional Park to Partially Reopen Following Wildfire776Minnekhada Regional Park to Partially Reopen Following WildfireGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBFE0A4944EBB4FC992C09FF4F01264D6"><p>​<span style="color:#323232;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:10.5pt;">On October 28, Minnekhada Regional Park will partially reopen, now that the wildfire that was sparked at the beginning of this month has been fully extinguished and is considered ‘out.’</span></p></div>2022-10-27T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire Updatehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/760/Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire Update760Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire UpdateGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassD7F999CCCEB045BBBA281BEDDDA74BFC"><p>​Thanks to proactive firefighting efforts yesterday by Metro Vancouver and BC Wildfire Service, crews have been successful at slowing the growth of a fire that began Saturday in Minnekhada Regional Park. Though not fully contained, an aerial assessment this morning found minimal overnight growth. Currently, the fire is spotty over an area of approximately 12 hectares.<br></p></div>2022-10-03T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire Updatehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/761/Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire Update761Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire UpdateGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass78F11C8175C7458DA4C87644882AFC42"><p>​The wildfire that broke out at Minnekhada Regional Park on Saturday, October 1 is currently being held at 14 hectares and is no longer considered to be out of control. <br></p></div>2022-10-04T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
High to Extreme Fire Risk Throughout Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/763/High to Extreme Fire Risk Throughout Metro Vancouver763High to Extreme Fire Risk Throughout Metro VancouverGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass70B535DF4682412EBEFA6536ACDA2DD0"><p>​With another warm and dry long weekend in the forecast, Metro Vancouver reminds all residents and visitors that the region is under a high to extreme fire danger rating. It's exceptionally dry outside for this time of year and all parks and greenspaces are tinder dry.<br></p></div>2022-10-07T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire Now Under Controlhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/762/Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire Now Under Control762Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire Now Under ControlGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6D1B67E29EA449B4B8D8D28AF9DDEE94"><p>​The wildfire that broke out at Minnekhada Regional Park on Saturday, October 1 is now under control, thanks to the tireless efforts of ground crews and aerial support.<br></p></div>2022-10-06T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Metro Vancouver Proposal for New Regional Park on Bowen Island Includes Camping Opportunities http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/743/Metro Vancouver Proposal for New Regional Park on Bowen Island Includes Camping Opportunities743Metro Vancouver Proposal for New Regional Park on Bowen Island Includes Camping Opportunities GP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBADBD4BDDD13482B8E5D98BC2F9B22C6"><p>​Metro Vancouver plans to preserve a forested and waterfront property at Cape Roger Curtis on Bowen Island for public enjoyment as a new regional park that will incorporate both day use and overnight camping areas.<br></p></div>2022-08-10T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Metro Vancouver Adds 20 Hectares of Forest to Kanaka Creek Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/711/Metro Vancouver Adds 20 Hectares of Forest to Kanaka Creek Regional Park711Metro Vancouver Adds 20 Hectares of Forest to Kanaka Creek Regional ParkGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass476E9FB27CB54FD28512625D77683A1B"><p>​Metro Vancouver has added 20 hectares (50 acres) of forested land to the north side of <a href="/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/kanaka-creek-regional-park">Kanaka Creek Regional Park</a> in Maple Ridge. The land purchase protects a large block of scenic and ecologically sensitive land with a healthy and mature ecosystem that has been relatively undisturbed for nearly a century. <br></p></div>2022-02-03T08:00:00Zstring;#2022
Major Land Expansion at Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area Will Further Protect Environmentally Sensitive Areashttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/700/Major Land Expansion at Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area Will Further Protect Environmentally Sensitive Areas700Major Land Expansion at Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area Will Further Protect Environmentally Sensitive AreasGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass74CD3F30C8534D3283BA58141BC0DE19"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">Metro Vancouver’s <a href="/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/codd-wetland-ecological-conservancy-area">Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area</a> has expanded by 73 hectares, thanks to a pair of recent parkland acquisitions. In the past three years, the conservancy area has more than doubled in size, and is now more than 233 hectares.</span><br></p></div>2021-10-20T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Belcarra Regional Park to Become təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/697/Belcarra Regional Park to Become təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park697Belcarra Regional Park to Become təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional ParkGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1557A35218A048AA873B866BB30DFE0E"><p>​Today, Metro Vancouver and Tsleil-Waututh Nation announced that Belcarra Regional Park will become known as təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park — a new name that reflects the park's history.<br></p></div>2021-10-08T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Fire Danger Rating ‘Extreme’ in Metro Vancouver Regional Parkshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/677/Fire Danger Rating ‘Extreme’ in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks677Fire Danger Rating ‘Extreme’ in Metro Vancouver Regional ParksGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass457514A11D7E44459FCC5EE42949F765"><p>​Metro Vancouver has raised the fire danger rating to extreme in all of its regional parks and greenways, and is asking the public to exercise caution when visiting these areas.<br></p></div>2021-07-28T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Expands Kanaka Creek Regional Park to 454 Hectareshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/667/Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Expands Kanaka Creek Regional Park to 454 Hectares667Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Expands Kanaka Creek Regional Park to 454 HectaresGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1E45FBA063FB4A1D8CD3352667681D6D"><p>A recent land purchase in Maple Ridge protects more scenic and ecologically sensitive lands by adding them to Metro Vancouver's popular Kanaka Creek Regional Park. Over the last decade, 12 parcels totaling 42 hectares (104 acres) have been added to the park, which stretches for 13 kilometers along Kanaka Creek from the Fraser River to the base of Blue Mountain.<br></p></div>2021-06-23T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
B.C. Film Industry's REEL Earth Day Challenge Raises Funds to Support Metro Vancouver Regional Parks http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/660/B.C. Film Industry's REEL Earth Day Challenge Raises Funds to Support Metro Vancouver Regional Parks660B.C. Film Industry's REEL Earth Day Challenge Raises Funds to Support Metro Vancouver Regional Parks GP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass32D302FE9FDA4B228821E28DEAA5A5D8"><p>B.C.’s film industry united to raise $165,000 in support of ecological conservation and enhancement projects in seven Metro Vancouver regional parks. </p></div>2021-05-10T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Regional Parks Continue Record Visitation Streak Despite Winter Weatherhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/648/Regional Parks Continue Record Visitation Streak Despite Winter Weather648Regional Parks Continue Record Visitation Streak Despite Winter WeatherGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass29E9F060F5B648F484F2F25088FC6EFA"><div><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">Even in the winter, Metro Vancouver’s Regional Parks continue to set new visitor records. In January 2021, Regional Parks recorded over 1.2 million visits – more than double the 550,000 visits in January 2020</span>.<br></p></div></div>2021-02-17T08:00:00Zstring;#2021
Record Visitation Validates Regional Parks Land Acquisition Strategyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/641/Record Visitation Validates Regional Parks Land Acquisition Strategy641Record Visitation Validates Regional Parks Land Acquisition StrategyGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF9E39285B9614EE5B84583514D5F764A"><p>​Record visitation to Regional Parks in 2020 underscores the importance of Metro Vancouver's efforts to significantly expand the regional park system to protect sensitive ecosystems and meet unprecedented demand for people to connect with nature close to home.<br></p></div>2020-11-09T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
Help Keep Parks Open – Maintain Physical Distance and Reduce Crowdinghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/614/Help Keep Parks Open – Maintain Physical Distance and Reduce Crowding614Help Keep Parks Open – Maintain Physical Distance and Reduce CrowdingGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass28C7BA7C8F3C469AB32CE335755CCDA1"><p>​With another sunny weekend in the forecast, Metro Vancouver is reminding the public to enjoy the outdoors responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic.<br></p></div>2020-07-24T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Expands Kanaka Creek Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/609/Metro Vancouver Expands Kanaka Creek Regional Park609Metro Vancouver Expands Kanaka Creek Regional ParkGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass2345E71624A841CBBABD65D1910EE05B"><p>​Metro Vancouver continues to protect more natural areas in the region with the purchase of two separate parcels totaling 3.82 hectares (9.4 acres) of creek side and forest habitat at Kanaka Creek Regional Park in the City of Maple Ridge.<br></p></div>2020-05-28T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Help Keep Parks Open – Enjoy the Outdoors Responsiblyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/607/Help Keep Parks Open – Enjoy the Outdoors Responsibly607Help Keep Parks Open – Enjoy the Outdoors ResponsiblyGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass3004666D423C4022A8EAFF561EF77E3A"><p>​With sunny weather ahead this weekend, Metro Vancouver reminds people to enjoy the outdoors responsibly to help keep parks open.<br></p></div>2020-05-08T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Update http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/603/Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Update603Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Update GP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass886B8D948E3B406DBE59056C232035BD"> People looking to enjoy the outdoors are reminded to stay closer to home and to follow the directives from the Provincial Health Officer. Do not travel across the region to visit a park. Instead, park users are encouraged to visit parks in their own neighbourhood, keep a physical distance of at least two metres from others and use transit, walk or ride their bikes so as not to impede traffic in the local area </div>2020-04-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Closes Additional Parks and Asks Visitors to Stay Closer to Homehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/601/Metro Vancouver Closes Additional Parks and Asks Visitors to Stay Closer to Home601Metro Vancouver Closes Additional Parks and Asks Visitors to Stay Closer to HomeGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass066F51DCF53941BEAEF2EE174D1CFBF0"><p>​Metro Vancouver has closed two more regional parks and is advising people who want to walk, bike or run over the long weekend to stay closer to home and follow the directives from the Provincial Health Officer.  If you want to visit a regional park, stay local and do not travel across the region to visit a park.  </p></div>2020-04-09T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Closes Brae Island Regional Park, Additional Restrictions Under Consideration To Manage COVID-19http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/599/Metro Vancouver Closes Brae Island Regional Park, Additional Restrictions Under Consideration To Manage COVID-19599Metro Vancouver Closes Brae Island Regional Park, Additional Restrictions Under Consideration To Manage COVID-19GP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF0B75EBDF2224E9D8F56824E31A5C1DB"><p>​Metro Vancouver is reminding the public to respect the directives from the Provincial Health Officer and to practice physical distancing at all times, even when they are enjoying the outdoors. </p></div>2020-03-25T07:00:00Zstring;#2020