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 Regional Parks Plan

The Regional Parks Plan focuses on strategies to protect the natural environment, maintain a healthy park system, and act as stewards of a valuable resource while promoting the health and well being of residents by providing access to a wide range of outdoor recreation services and amenities close to home.
 Regional Parks Plan

 Regional Ecological Health Plan

The Metro Vancouver Sustainability Framework approved by the Board in May, 2008 demonstrates how sustainability principles are integrated into the corporation’s operations, plans, and collaborative governance and outreach programs. The Sustainability Framework identifies the development of a regional Ecological Health Plan as a priority action for 2009.
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 Experience the Fraser

The Experience the Fraser Project will celebrate the Fraser River’s natural and cultural heritage, enhance outdoor recreation opportunities, showcase the regions’ riverfront communities and promote the Lower Fraser River Corridor as one of the world’s great tourist destinations. This project will connect residents and visitors with communities, nature and the river by creating an opportunity for over 300 kilometres of multi-use trail and related amenities along the Fraser River from Hope to the Strait of Georgia.
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 Statistics & Studies

Since 1993 Metro Vancouver has tracked visitor use in its parks. Over time our visitor monitoring program grew to include metrics around volunteer activities, programs and services. Additionally Metro Vancouver periodically conducts original research on a range of subjects to support its management of Regional Parks and the delivery of Regional Park programs and services.

Metro Vancouver periodically conducts original research to support Regional Park planning and development activities and survey’s Regional Park visitors to better understand their use of park facilities and their satisfaction with park services. The data gathered from these initiatives provides valuable insights which have broad application in all facets of Regional Park service delivery.

 2011 Outdoor Recreation Opportunities Study - This report summarizes the findings of a broad study of outdoor recreation demand in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD). The goal of the project was to provide Metro Vancouver and the FVRD with information on the attitudes of regional residents towards outdoor recreation in the Lower Mainland.

  2013 Regional Park Visitor Survey - During the summer of 2013 Metro Vancouver surveyed visitors to Regional Parks in order to better understand why they came to Regional Parks, what they did when they were there and how satisfied they were with our facilities. This initiative built on similar work undertaken in 1989.

Metro Vancouver tracks visitor use in Regional Parks and tracks statistics on other services and programs to monitor the level of visitation to Regional Parks and better understand the value of the Regional Park service to regional residents. 

  2013 Regional Parks Visitors, Volunteers, and Visitor Services Report - This report summarizes data gathered during 2013 on visitor use, volunteer activities and programs and services delivered by our Visitor Services team.  The report is provided annually to the Environment and Park Committee to provide an overview of visitor use in Regional Parks as well as view of the public use and social benefits of the regional park system. 

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For Information, Questions, or Comments:
Central Area Office
phone number 604-520-6442
East Area Office
phone number 604-530-4983
West Area Office
phone number 604-224-5739

For details on park projects and plans; and decisions made by the Metro Vancouver Parks Committee:
 Metro Vancouver Parks Committee

 Management Plans