The record number of guests is leading to new investments to enhance theexperience, a report said.
There were more than 3.1 million campers who visited provincial parks in the 2021season. In addition, there were also more than 260,000 Discover bookings this year, which was the largest number ever recorded.
“This year has been another exceptionally busy season forwith more people than ever seeking the benefits to their health and well-being that nature and open spaces provide,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “Caring for and expanding is an investment in a healthy future. These new projects provide even more people with the opportunity to explore and experience British Columbia’s spectacular beauty and retain the vitally important connection to nature.”
is investing $21.5 million over three years to increase and improve opportunities for with new , , and improvements to facilities. The investment is part of an increase of $83 million in ‘ operating and capital budgets, which will improve the administration of the ‘ system and enhance the visitor experience.
for further projects, such as the of , is in progress.
The Province is in consultation with the First Nations governments and conducting archeological and environmental evaluations before moving forward on the .
In addition to theinitiatives, $2million worth of new funding for maintenance will be allocated to all province regions on high-use and improvements to facilities. The for these projects is in progress, and some have begun.
To expand the possibilities for recreation outdoors,is investing an additional $5 million each year to acquire land.
The province regularly expands theand protected areas by buying private property, partnerships with conservation groups and individual donors, and Foundation and supporters.
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