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Parks Canada in and around Metro Vancouver

Spring on the West Coast | Explore | Gears, Gifts & Planning
Upcoming Events | Volunteering


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Parks Canada’s Spring on the West Coast

Deer by Fisgard Lighthouse
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Here in Coastal BC, the days are getting a little longer and spring buds are blossoming. Why not take advantage and visit one of our Parks Canada places? Wander through history at Fort Rodd Hill, plan a day trip to the Gulf Islands, cozy up to the forge at Fort Langley, or head to Long Beach in Pacific Rim to watch the waves roll in from the Pacific.

Each of our parks and sites offers you a unique experience. Whether you are looking for a quick visit to a historic fort or surfing for the weekend on the coast, we can help you create lasting memories for you and your family.


Two young women exploring Fort Rodd Hill
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Activities at our parks and sites continue continue all year. If you enjoy being outside, try the Long Beach Challenge at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, or go for a walk in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, or Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. Or spend time with family and friends cozying up to history at Fort Langley or the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Sites.


As spring nears, and nature re-emerges, now is a great time to grab your camera to capture some of the most beautiful places in our region. If you’re heading out to get photos, we have some tips to keep you and the surrounding wildlife safe during your visit.

Gear, Gifts and Planning

People relaxing on the beach
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Want to be equipped and look the part for your next Parks Canada adventure? Or thinking of presents for family and friends? Check out our Parks Canada merchandise.

After you've picked out your ensemble, download the Learn-to Camp and Heritage Gourmet apps to access to the best tips and recipes for your future camp out!

Dreaming of next summer already? Spend some time here for great ideas and information to help you plan the best trip ever.

To make reservations for Parks Canada campgrounds, oTENTiks and the West Coast Trail for the 2015 season please contact:

Upcoming Events

Winter Market at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery
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Volunteer Opportunities

Garry Oak restoration volunteers
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Upcoming Garry Oak Restoration Days at Fort Rodd Hill 

(Saturdays, 10am-3pm):

  • May 2, 16 & 30, 2015
  • June 13 & 27, 2015