Responsible Site & Trail Use

By following the guidelines in this section you can help protect B.C.'s forests for generations to come.

When using recreation sites, strive for no-trace camping. In other words, when you leave, your site should be in the same condition as when you arrived. Take home whatever you brought to your site – “pack in, pack out.” This includes all biodegradable scraps such as fruit peelings, as these will not decompose before the next campers use the site and may attract unwanted wildlife.

When using recreation trails, keep to designated trails to protect the surrounding ecosystem.

Please use the seven principles of Leave No Trace (from the Center for Outdoor Ethics) when using B.C.’s recreation sites and trails:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Reporting Unauthorized Use of Crown Land

To report someone who is using Crown land without authorization — or is misusing Crown land, causing damage, or contravening their permit, licence or lease relating to Crown land.

By reporting unauthorized use, you are helping to protect B.C.'s natural environment and ensuring that tourism operators are acting responsibly and for the benefit of their customers, B.C.’s economy and their own businesses.

The information you provide is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It will be kept confidential to the maximum extent possible.