Check It Out!Check It Out!2018-10-19T07:00:00ZGP0|#7ccd2f9e-3572-495b-a89d-88c980beedcc;L0|#07ccd2f9e-3572-495b-a89d-88c980beedcc|Issue 47;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassD0B4F10DA6C44D7CA00F216ACA34C5EB"><p>​Metro Vancouver's regional parks system protects 13,614 hectares of important natural spaces in 22 regional parks, two ecological conservancy areas, three regional park reserves and five regional greenways. </p><p>Most Metro Vancouver residents live in urban settings with less access to nature than previous generations. Regional parks protect dynamic and complex ecosystems and offer opportunities to access these natural spaces adjacent to urban areas. Park interpretation programs encourage residents to get outside – to visit regional parks and take part in nature-based programs and events that inform and inspire, deepening understanding, appreciation and protection of the natural environment.</p><p>Check out the fall/winter 2018-2019 <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/CIO-FallWinter2018.PDF" target="_blank">regional parks program guide</a>. Never miss an issue – <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <span lang="EN-US">subscribe</span></a> to receive the online or paper copy.</p></div>0