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Several Interior BC provincial parks getting improvements

Parks getting improvements

Several parks in the BC Interior will be getting improvements thanks to $5M in funding from the provincial government.

"We have heard the call for greater access to the outdoors to promote health and well-being during COVID-19. These meaningful projects create jobs to address those needs as part of our support for B.C. communities," said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

"Investing in provincial parks also protects sensitive ecosystems, supports our climate change goals and makes parks more accessible for everyone to enjoy."

The government says it has added 1,205 new campsites to provincial inventory in the last three years. A new fully serviced, 90-site campground in Manning Park is under construction and set to open in the spring.

Southern Interior provincial park improvements

  • Fintry Provincial Park: transform the boarded-up historic Packing House structure into a safe, useable day-use shelter.
  • Bear Creek Provincial Park: 30-amp electrical services added to another 35 campsites.
  • Ellison Provincial Park: re-pave campground entrance road, campground loop roads and day-use parking lot.
  • Shuswap Lake Provincial Park: water treatment and water heating system improvements.
  • Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park: water system improvements.
  • Tweedsmuir Provincial Park South: water quality improvements.
  • Wasa Lake Provincial Park: water system improvements.
  • Syringa Provincial Park: water system improvements.
  • Kokanee Creek Provincial Park: new accessible pit toilets and mobi-mat.

Northern B.C. provincial park improvements

  • Mount Robson Provincial Park: upgrades to the Berg Lake Trail, including bear cache replacement, foot bridge repairs and a new shelter at Marmot Campground. Upgrades will also be made to ranger station buildings in the service compound.
  • West Lake Provincial Park: service building renovations.
  • Swan Lake Provincial Park: boat launch dock installation.
  • Lakelse Lake Provincial Park: new electric vehicle (EV) charging station in day-use area.
  • Tyhee Lake Provincial Park: new EV charging station in day-use area.
  • Naikoon Provincial Park: new EV charging station and water quality upgrades.
  • Babine Lake Marine Provincial Park: new pit toilets and furniture.
  • Nisga'a Memorial Lava Beds Provincial Park: upgrade the interpretive audio-visual experience at the visitor centre to provide an accessible cultural experience.


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