British Columbia

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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

Darkwoods, as seen from the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area at the south end of Kootenay Lake, BC. (Photo by M. A. Beaucher)

Darkwoods, as seen from the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area at the south end of Kootenay Lake, BC. (Photo by M. A. Beaucher)

Solo 1,400-kilometre bike ride for awareness

Alex Simakov cycled from Calgary to Vancouver to raise awareness for NCC's work in the Canadian Rockies. Continue Reading »

Lac du Bois (Photo by NCC)

Lac du Bois (Photo by NCC)

Cleaning up Lac du Bois

Lac du Bois is a popular spot to hang out in nature. But all this love can leave a mess. Our annual cleanup at this conservation area finds out just what get left behind after a year of picnics in the grasslands. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Colpitt Lake in the Shaw Wilderness Park (Photo by Adam Cornick, Acorn Art & Photography)

Colpitt Lake in the Shaw Wilderness Park (Photo by Adam Cornick, Acorn Art & Photography)

Why nature in Canada’s cities could change conservation forever

September 1, 2021

When the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) was founded almost 60 years ago, there was growing recognition that unmanaged urban expansion was threatening nature. In fact, our first project was to try to save a section of Rattray Marsh along the... Continue Reading »

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