British Columbia

As a result of the current impact of COVID-19, the Nature Conservancy of Canada urges you to postpone your trips to NCC conservation properties and trails until further notice.  Read more >

The Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) first project in British Columbia was to help with the acquisition of Mud Bay in 1974 — a vibrant intertidal property in Vancouver's Boundary Bay. Since then, we have completed more than 100 projects that protect more than 820,000 hectares (2,000,000 acres) of the province's most ecologically significant land and water. Today, the BC Region continues to work with our partners to protect and steward British Columbia's natural heritage. This work is focussed in 11 priority natural areas across the province.

Stories from the Field

Volunteers at James Island (Photo by NCC)

Volunteers at James Island (Photo by NCC)

The secret life of common garden plants

In the spirit of national Invasive Species Awareness Week, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s stewardship coordinators in BC are sharing some notable troublesome invasive plants that they manage on our conservation lands. Continue Reading »

Students from John Norquay Public School, Nature Days Vancouver (Photo by HSBC Bank Canada)

Students from John Norquay Public School, Nature Days Vancouver (Photo by HSBC Bank Canada)

Checking up on Cheakamus

It’s a cold wet February day when Steve Godfrey and Esme Batten arrive at the Cheakamus Centre in Brackendale, BC, to conduct the annual conservation check up. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

The buzz about bumble bees

May 20, 2020

The western bumble bee is a medium-sized (measuring one to two centimetres in length) bumble bee, with a band of yellow hair across its thorax (the area between the head and abdomen), in line with the base of its wings. It also most often has a... Continue Reading »

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