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Parks Canada’s Summer on the West Coast

Parks Canada on the West Coast

Take advantage of the remaining summer days and visit one of our Parks Canada places! Plan a kayaking adventure through the Gulf Islands or hike Pacific Rim’s West Coast trail; visit Canada’s first lighthouse on the west coast at Fort Rodd Hill, tour the historic Fraser River Cannery at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery or stay overnight in a Fort Langley oTENTik.

BC Ferries Coastal Naturalist Program

BC Ferries Coastal Naturalists

BC Ferries - British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

Discover the wonders of the B.C. coast with the Coastal Naturalists. This program offers BC Ferries customers the opportunity to connect with the coastal B.C. region, covering topics about the ocean, B.C.'s unique wildlife, marine life, and nautical and cultural history. Come on board to hear stories that connect Canadians and visitors to Parks Canada's incredible places.

Join us from June 24th through September 7, 2015 on BC Ferries vessels travelling between Tsawwassen/Vancouver, Swartz Bay/Victoria, Horseshoe Bay/West Vancouver and Departure Bay/Nanaimo.

Want to know more about the Coastal Naturalist Program? Visit us on Twitter @ParksCanadaVan for up-to-date information, program schedules and highlights.  

Upcoming Community and Outreach Events

Parks Canada at Pride Parade


Volunteer Opportunities

Garry Oak restoration volunteering 

Upcoming Garry Oak Restoration Days at Fort Rodd Hill 

(Saturdays, 10am-3pm):

  • September 12 & 26
  • October 24

Gear, Gifts and Planning

Gifts, gear and planning

Parks Canada Merchandise

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.

App Downloads

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!


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