BC Parks and Protected Areas

Protected areas in British Columbia as of September 2015. Including local, provincial, and national parks as well as conservancies, ecological reserves, and resource management areas. Mosaic of 4 protected area datasets from the government of British Columbia developed by Keith Holmes and sourced from data.bc website September 18th, 2015.

All parks information was sourced from Data BC catalog: http://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset

http://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/parks-and-protected-areas-regional-boundaries "BC Parks, Ecological Reserves, and Protected Areas" Record Published: 2011-03-09Record Last Modified: 2016-01-26

http://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/bc-parks-ecological-reserves-and-protected-areas "Conservation Lands" Record Published: 2013-06-19Record Last Modified: 2015-12-22

http://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/tantalis-conservancy-areas http://www.data.gov.bc.ca/ Record Published: 2011-03-09Record Last Modified: 2015-12-22

http://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/national-parks-national-framework-canada-lands-administrative-boundaries-level-1 Record Published: 2014-12-11Record Last Modified: 2015-12-22

The four datasets were mosaiced together in ArcDesktop, and the attributes were edited to simplify the dataset. The parks layer was created by Hakai IT in January 2016 with updates on March 8th, 2016. No edits have been made to the spatial extent of the layers. A dissolve tool was used (arc desktop) in order to condense the attributes for some datasets. Some conservancy data was unnecessarily divided (example: Arrow Lakes).

Attributes: Name: Provided name of the park / protected area. Sourced from Data BC.

Park_CLASS: Park class refers to provincial parks and their level of protection and details the activities allowed within the park. Determined by BC Parks.

Type: Type / classification of the protected area. Examples" Wildlife Management Area", "Provincial Park", "Ecological Reserve", & "Conservancy"

Area_HA: Area being protected by each park in Hectares calculated in BC Albers projection.

Dataset contributors: DataBC, Hakai Institute, Keith Holmes.

Access and Use

Licence: Appropriate credit must be given to Hakai Institute and the authors of the dataset.

Data and Resources


Metadata Created October 26, 2018, 22:48 (UTC)
Metadata Updated October 26, 2018, 22:48 (UTC)
Reference Date(s) 2015-11-18 (Creation)
2016-02-27 (Publication)
Frequency of Update
Metadata Date May 2, 2016, 16:42 (UTC)

Graphic Preview

Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Additional Info

Field Value
Contact Email data@hakai.org
encoding utf8
metadata-language eng
progress completed
resource-type dataset
Responsible Party Hakai Institute (Point of Contact, Processor)
spatial-reference-system 3857