Do you want to get outside this summer but aren’t sure where to start?
Well, there’s now a new way to learn more about B.C. Parks.
B.C. Parks has installed a new interpretative display at Tourism Prince George’s Visitors Centre on First Avenue.
The purpose of the display is to help educate visitors and locals about the 343 parks, or 58 per cent of the provinces protected areas located throughout northern B.C.Five display panels have been placed in the Visitor Centre, showcasing information about provincial initiatives such as community engagement and Indigenous relations, adventure experiences, conservation efforts within northern B.C., and guidelines for backcountry ethics and appropriate wildlife viewing.
These parks alone host almost two million visitors annually, offering everything from remote wilderness hiking to relaxing hot springs.
“This display provides an opportunity for visitors and locals alike to learn about northern B.C. Parks, be inspired to connect with nature, and act as stewards during their next visit,” says Natasha Ewing, B.C. Parks’ Community Liaison Officer for the north in a news release.
“Northern B.C. offers an abundance of unique opportunities, exciting experiences for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels, and showcases the incredibly diverse and dynamic ecosystems of the north.”
The display also includes a digital kiosk that allows users to search for park specific information, marine hot springs brochures, northern B.C. provincial park maps, and a face-in-the-hole photograph opportunity.
“By hosting the panels in our visitor centre, we are bringing awareness to B.C. Parks located in northern B.C. and this is an opportunity to showcase underutilized parks, and parks that offer different amenities such as accessible features, camping and day-use opportunities, or great hikes; there’s something for everyone,” says Tourism Prince George CEO Erica Hummel.