- In 2012, BC Parks received an extra $3 million for the 2012/13 operating year,
representing a 27 per cent increase over the previous year. BC Parks' capital budget
remains at $13.98 million for 2013/14.
- The $13.98 million will fund projects directed at attracting young families, offering new
recreation opportunities, improving accessibility and increasing attendance.
- Some of the highlights already completed or to be completed in 2013/14 include:
- $500,000 for trail upgrades and a new bridge at Golden Ears Provincial Park to
enhance recreational experiences. Since 2008, over $3 million has been invested in
the main high‐use areas and high‐occupancy campgrounds in the park.
- 275,000 to upgrade the Wells Gray Information Centre.
- $700,000 to build a new deck and change houses around the Liard River Hot Springs
pool, as well as improving accessibility for visitors for mobility issues.
- $560,000 to reconstruct the campground and improve day‐use areas such as benches
and picnic tables at Rathtrevor Beach.
- $490,000 for the expansion of the campground at Kettle River Recreation Area,
including 28 new campsites, picnic tables, flush toilets and more trails linking existing
- $643,000 for the reconstruction of the campground at Martha Creek Provincial Park,
including the addition of new lakeshore campsites and picnic tables.
- $225,000 to improve the day‐use change house, picnic tables, and road at Lakelse
Lake Provincial Park.
- $110,000 towards new picnic tables in campground and day‐use areas at Herald
- $53,000 for the installation of accessible picnic tables, new signage and improvements
to the trail system at Kikomun Creek Provincial Park.
- In the past five years, BC Parks has invested over $53 million in park facilities in the
- The funds represent a cost‐effective investment in the visitor experience that will ensure
our parks remain affordable and accessible for B.C. families.
Ministry of Environment