British Columbia Opens Comment Period for National Park

Vaseux Lake in the Okanagan Valley, B.C.

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The British Columbia Government is revisiting the idea of a Canadian national park in B.C.’s South Okanagan region near the Washington border after previous park discussions broke down in 2011. The newly released park proposal represents an area along the edge of Canada’s only desert that is home to 30% of B.C.’s red-listed species and 10% of Canada’s threatened species. The B.C. Government will be accepting public feedback on the proposal until October 12.

To learn more about the proposed park and to submit feedback, visit B.C. Parks.