The first time I heard the expression “marine park” I pictured some shallow water area with lots of starfish. A marine park was a chunk of water, right? Fancifully, I imagined under-water interpretive signs, that one could read, I suppose, if they could hold their breath long enough.
Wrong. BC’s marine parks and protected areas reflect the biodiversity of the coast’s terrestrial and marine ecosystems. From the southern Gulf Islands to the archipelagos and deep fjords of the Great Bear Rainforest, marine parks occupy the most stunning locations in a sea of stunning. Just as our terrestrial parks enshrine the uber-remarkable, so do our marine parks. And like conventional parks, they enable us to camp in nature’s finest.