Bighorn sheep, BC (Photo by Ryan Hagerty)
Bighorn sheep, BC (Photo by Ryan Hagerty)

Come visit us!

Relaxing at Pine Butte Ranch, British Columbia (Photo by NCC)

Relaxing at Pine Butte Ranch, British Columbia (Photo by NCC)

Many of the properties protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) welcome visitors. These areas provide excellent hiking, birdwatching, nature photography and other compatible recreation opportunities.

This year, make yourself a promise to get out into nature, wherever you are. And if you happen to be near an NCC project in British Columbia, we encourage you to drop by and see exactly what we're able to accomplish, thanks to the generous support of our donors.

NCC projects you can visit

Drop by anytime:

  • Mt Broadwood Heritage Conservation Area
    Nearest town: Fernie
    more info >

  • Ancient Cottonwood Interpretive Trail
    Nearest town: Fernie
    more info >

  • Dutch Creek Hoodoos
    Nearest town: Invermere
    more info>

  • Lac du Bois Conservation Area in the Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area
    Nearest town: Kamloops
    more info >

  • Rattlesnake Bluffs
    Nearest town: Kamloops
    more info >

  • Baikie Island Nature Reserve on the Campbell River Estuary
    Nearest town: Campbell River
    more info >

  • Chase Woods on Mt Tzouhalem
    Nearest town: Duncan
    more info >

  • Skaha Conservation Area in the Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park
    Nearest town: Penticton
    more info >

Special permission required:

  • Darkwoods
    Nearest town: Salmo
    more info >

  • Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve
    Nearest town: Duncan
    more info >

  • Tatalyoko Lake Ranch and the Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory
    Nearest town: Williams Lake
    more info >

(Disclaimer: All visitors to NCC properties do so at their own risk.)

Public parks

NCC has helped protect dozens of properties that were destined to become public parks. Now owned and managed by local or provincial governments, these parks are some of our most treasured natural spaces in BC. Some of the most well-known parks that NCC has had a hand in conserving include the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park's Botanical Beach, Gowlland Tod Provincial Park near Victoria, the Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area and Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park.

Allowable activities on NCC properties

Allowable activities on NCC properties are defined by each property's management plan. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to what kinds of recreation visitors can engage in on our conservation lands. Some properties remain completely closed to the public in order to protect the sensitive ecology that made the land so important to conserve. Other conservation areas can withstand a wide range of recreational pursuits without any harm coming to the natural habitat.

If you have questions about what activities are permissible on any of our properties, please contact us.

Thank you for your interest in land conservation. Together we will achieve tangible results.