The provincial government has introduced legislation to add 350 hectares to the parks and protected areas system.
BC Parks is inviting British Columbians to participate in the redesign of its website.
The planned projects include improved accessibility for day-use trails in Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, according to the province.
The province said it has acquired more than 229 hectares of land intended to be added to seven provincial parks and one protected area.
Several Taylor’s Checkerspot butterflies have been spotted in Helliwell Provincial Park, signalling the successful return of the rare species, the province said.
Reservations for day-use facilities, including picnic shelters and halls, remain closed for the 2021 season, the province said.
Vancouver Island was ranked by BC Business as the most resilient region in B.C. and six island communities made the top 10 — including Langford at the top.
A donation of $100,000 helped purchase the park — this is one of three donations that have been made for the 862-hectare park, according to the province.
Eligible candidates must be enrolled in full-time studies in the past academic year, with intentions of returning to studies in the fall. Applications are open to adults aged 18–30.
B.C is home to 1,035 provincial parks, recreation areas, conservancies, ecological reserves and protects areas, covering more than 14 million hectares. It has acquired 650 more hectares for parkland.

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