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Mount Robson Provincial Park

Mount Robson Provincial Park – Berg Lake Trail

January 18, 2017 Comments (0) News

BC Parks Licence Plates

Purcell Mountains Licence Plate

Starting January 29, 2017, three new BC Parks-themed licence plates will be available for purchase from ICBC. All net proceeds from the sale and renewals of BC Parks plates will be re-invested back into provincial parks through the Parks Enhancement Fund!

BC Parks Licence Plate Designs

There are a total of 3 different BC Parks themed licence plates to choose from. Each depicting a scene from BC Parks recreation areas throughout the Province. The BC Parks Licence plates are available for an initial cost of $50 and an annual renewal fee of $40, with all net proceeds from the sale and renewal of BC Parks plates being re-invested back into provincial parks through the Parks Enhancement Fund

Porteau Cove
Porteau Cove BC Licence Plate

The picturesque view of Porteau Cove overlooking Howe Sound was chosen to represent British Columbia’s stunning South Coast. Porteau Cove Provincial Park, situated on the most southerly fjord in North America, is among the most popular provincial parks.

Open year-round, this park features beautiful waterfront campsites, although Porteau Cove is perhaps best known for scuba diving. A series of man-made reefs and two sunken vessels, as well as an amazing array of marine life, provide exceptional scuba diving opportunities. Other recreational opportunities, including hiking, wildlife viewing and windsurfing, also abound at Porteau Cove Provincial Park.

The park is also home to the Porteau Cove Olympic Legacy Cabins, which were used during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. With its location between Horseshoe Bay and Squamish, Porteau Cove Provincial Park was once originally the site of sand and gravel mining, to supply the Vancouver industry.

Purcell Mountains
Purcell Mountains Licence Plate

The majestic Purcell Mountains symbolize the province’s interior region. The snow-capped peaks make up the natural backdrop of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park and Protected Area in southeastern B.C.

The Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Park and Protected Area is one of the first large-scale wilderness areas in Canada to be set aside as a result of local citizen action, and is defined by a nearly pristine mountain landscape. The Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Park is also the largest intact ecosystem in southeastern BC – the Purcell Mountains. The Purcell Mountains feature high glacial mountains, stunning alpine lakes, lush wetlands, old-growth forests and rushing rivers. Experienced outdoor adventurers, such as hikers and mountain climbers, revel in the unprecedented beauty and tranquility of the Purcell Mountains in the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Park and Protected Area.

Kermode Bear
Kermode Bear Licence Plate

Found only in British Columbia, the legendary Kermode Bear is a rare subspecies of blackbear, and can be found between the Burke Channel in the south and roughly up to the Nass River in the north. This captivating photo was chosen to illustrate British Columbia’s vast, rugged northern region. The Kermode Bear is not albino, but rather it is a black bear that has white fur due to a rare genetic trait. The animal is recognized as one of British Columbia’s provincial symbols, which highlight unique and important elements across the province.

This image also coincides with the finalization in Feb. 2016 of the Great Bear Rainforest Land Use Order, and the Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act, which received Royal Assent in May 2016. The new regulations meet government’s commitment to the full implementation of ecosystem-based management in the area

How to buy your BC Parks plate
BC Parks Licence plates will be available starting January 29th, 2017 from any Autoplan broker.

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