Broad-leaved shootingstar (pink flowers) and giant fawnlily (white flowers) at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, BC (Photo by NCC)

Broad-leaved shootingstar (pink flowers) and giant fawnlily (white flowers) at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, BC (Photo by NCC)

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  • Campbell River Estuary, BC (Photo by NCC)
    Campbell River Estuary

    Once an industrial mud pit, the Campbell River Estuary has undergone a dramatic transformation back into an area of rich diversity and beauty.

  • Douglas-fir tree, Chase Woods, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Chase Woods Nature Preserve

    Harbouring an intact example of the old-growth coastal Douglas-fir forests that once dominated southeastern Vancouver Island, Chase Woods is an important remnant of an ecosystem that has been significantly impacted by the expanding human footprint on coastal British Columbia.

  • Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve flowers, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

    The Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve is one of the last and best havens of the globally endangered Garry oak ecosystem.

  • Grace Islet (Photo by Phil Vernon)
    Grace Islet

    Grace Islet is an ecological and culturally significant islet in the Southern Gulf Islands.

  • Creekside Rainforest, Salt Spring Island, BC (Photo by Tamsin Baker)
    Jarrod's Grove Nature Reserve

    The wet micro-climate on Jarrod's Grove Nature Reserve is home to at-risk species such as the coastal cutthroat trout, red-legged frog and Pacific sideband snail.

  • Photographing the meadows at Lohbrunner Woods, BC (Photo by NCC)
    Lohbrunner Woods Nature Preserve

    Lohbrunner Woods is a 25-acre (10-hectare) nature preserve that protects a maturing second-growth coastal Douglas-fir forest and its wildlife residents.

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