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Lands in Vancouver Coast & Mountains
 
Crown Lands

Crown lands are accessible to reacreationist if they aren't leased or restricted for other reasons such as fire. For more information contact Forestry, Lands and Wildlife.

 
     
  Recreational Reserves

Recreational reserves have special status but aren't managed and don't have facilities.For more information contact Forestry, Lands and Wildlife.

Vancouver Forest Region - Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Ministry of Forests
Vancouver Forest Region
2100 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, B.C., V9T 6E9
Ph: (250) 751-7001 Fax: (250) 751-7190

 
Forest Recreation in British Columbia

Forest recreation in B.C. involves dozens of activities, ranging from the passive enjoyment of scenery to the physically demanding challenges of mountaineering and kayaking. It also involves motorized activities such as snowmobiling and trail bike riding.

The overall goal of the B.C. Forest Service recreation program is to provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation by protecting the Provincial forest recreation resource and managing its use.

To help accomplish this goal, the B.C. Forest Service has a team of recreational specialists who, with the help of other agencies and the public, identify specific recreation resource values. In attempting to balance and harmonize the demands on the forest, these specialists develop management plans that provide for the full spectrum of recreational values and opportunities. Wilderness, scenic landscapes, cultural and heritage landmarks, and developed recreation facilities are some of the recreation values and opportunities considered.

Since 1971, the B.C. Forest Service recreation program has provided a unique opportunity for B.C. residents and tourists.

Approximately two million people each year take advantage of the more than 1,200 recreation sites and thousands ofkilometres of trails provided. The sites are rustic and usually small (less than 10 vehicle units). They are located near lakes and rivers, blending in with the natural surroundings. Although these sites do not offer sophisticated amenities, such as power hook-ups and piped water, theyinclude basic sanitary facilities, fire rings, picnic tables, and where appropriate, boat launch ramps.

The trails are typically narrow and unsurfaced. They vary widely in characteristics, such as length and suitability for motorizedand non-motorized uses.

The B.C. Forest Service is only one of many players in the recreation business. Therefore, it works closely with agencies suchas Regional Districts, Municipalities and the Ministries that are responsible for parks to ensure that the various recreationprograms complement each other.

Maps

Vancouver District Park Maps

Vancouver Forest Region - Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Ministry of Forests
Vancouver Forest Region
2100 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, B.C., V9T 6E9
Ph: (250) 751-7001 Fax: (250) 751-7190

Chilliwack Forest District On-Line Maps

 

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