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.

  • Carey Island is located within the lower Fraser River. Photo by Fernando Lessa
    Carey Island

    Carey Island Conservation Area safeguards some of the best salmon and sturgeon habitat in the Fraser River.

  • Morning mist over Chase Woods (Photo by Ren Ferguson)
    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 southwest 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.

  • Edith Point (Photo by Glenn Bartley)
    Edith Point Conservation Area

    Edith Point on Mayne Island conserves one of the last remainders of Coastal Douglas-fir forests in the world.

  • 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.

  • Reginald Hill, Salt Spring Island, BC (Photo by Fernando Lessa)
    Reginald Hill Conservation Area

    Reginald Hill is home to rare coastal Douglas-fir forests, which support some of BC's most at-risk species.

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