The provincial government will be investing $5 million in projects spanning 24 provincial parks in 2021, including four on Vancouver Island.
Loveland Bay, Macmillan Provincial Park, Maquinna Marine Provincial Park and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park are the Island parks that are getting funding. The investment will include improvements to areas like beaches, campsites and service areas. The funding is part of the StrongerBC economic recovery initiative that is geared towards promoting wellness and employment.
“We have heard the call for greater access to the outdoors to promote health and well-being during COVID-19. These meaningful projects create jobs to address those needs as part of our support for B.C. communities,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “Investing in provincial parks also protects sensitive ecosystems, supports our climate change goals and makes parks more accessible for everyone to enjoy.”
The projects are all scheduled for completion this spring. The parks involved are located all over the province. Improvements range from upgrading drinking water systems in some parks, to installing electric vehicle charging stations in others.