Sunday, July 12, 2009
Marine Parks are coastal areas that have been given park designation to protect them from development and to ensure that the public has ongoing long-term recreational access.
Of the marine parks in the Victoria area, the largest and newest is the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Each of these parks has been established to protect specific ecosystems, species or heritage resources. When visiting these parks, it is important to abide by all of the posted signs and warnings, and not to remove or disturb any of the natural or heritage features.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Established in 2003, the park protects a large portion of British Columbia’s beautiful southern Gulf Islands - a landscape of rocky headlands, forested hills, and shores studded with colourful tidal pools. The park resembles a patchwork quilt of protected lands interspersed among farms and residential areas and is scattered over 15 larger islands and many smaller islets and reefs. Several former provincial parks have been incorporated into the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
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