Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

​Regional parks are great places to go for a walk, breathe fresh air and enjoy the beauty of nature. But they’re more than that: they’re part of a larger system that includes regional park reserves, ecological conservancy areas and greenways.

​​All of these places are located on the shared territories of many Indigenous peoples, including 10 local First Nations​.​

These green spaces protect diverse natural landscapes and habitats spread out over British Columbia’s largest metropolitan area. They are our shared legacy. Start exploring. Discover a new trail, learn about wildlife or attend one of the many events and programs. Enjoy a world away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and reconnect with nature.​

Our programs include:

  • Nature Activities, Guided Walks and Events Open to the Public 
  • Programs for Groups 
  • Workshops for Groups 

Ways to get involved

Volunteers lend nature a helping hand in fun and interesting ways – removing invasive plants, monitoring wildlife, planting native trees and shrubs, conducting bird surveys and more.

It’s a win-win situation. Volunteers have fun, meet new people and get satisfaction from helping improve wildlife habitat. Regional parks and the ecosystems they support get healthier.​

​Some park associations also offer additional opportunities for stewardship as well as other volunteer activities.

Nature events

From celebrating the return of spawning salmon to solving a nighttime mystery, events highlight seasonal phenomena in regional parks to deepen visitor understanding, appreciation and protection of the natural environment.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly and outgoing people to help connect visitors to nature by being a welcome tent host, delivering an activity with park interpreters or assisting with logistics along trails. You’ll have fun, meet people, get great experience – all in a scenic regional park.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Ecological stewardship: The easiest way to get involved is to join the Metro Vancouver Ecological Restoration Team Meetup group. There, you’ll find the latest stewardship volunteer opportunities at all regional parks.
  • Beachkeepers:  Learn new skills and gain hands-on experience in data collection, public education and marine stewardship at təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park.
  • Visitor centre hosts: Want to share your passion for nature, local history and/or the park? Being a volunteer visitor centre host is a great way to connect with like-minded folks and interact with park visitors. There are two seasonal opportunities: Campbell Valley Nature House at Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley and Lynn Headwaters House at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver

Park associations

Another way to get involved is through a park association – a non-profit group that works with regional parks staff on projects and activities ranging from habitat restoration to nature education to special events. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​