The province is seeking feedback from the public to help increase awareness about activities in BC Parks.
Information will be gathered from the public and used to better inform people about park use permits and the status of applications. It will also set out how the public is notified when a permit will be issued, and when public input is being sought.
Currently, local newspaper advertisements are the only means of public notification about permit requirements for commercial use in parks. As part of the new policy, all this information will also be posted online, similar to the current park boundary adjustment proposal process.
The Province is now looking for input from outdoor enthusiasts, First Nations, stakeholders and park users to further develop this new policy. The draft policy will be posted on the BC Parks website for 90 days until June 22, 2016, and people are encouraged to review the policy and provide feedback.
BC Parks will review all input received when drafting the final policy, which is expected in fall 2016.
To view the policy and provide comments, visit the website here.