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BC Protected Areas Research Forum

December 12 - 14, 2022 - Hosted by the World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University

BC PARF is a partnership between the research community, and regional, provincial and federal park governing agencies. The research forum brings together researchers, advocates, managers, and community members who create, share, and use research for parks and protected areas management in British Columbia. 

BC PARF will be held from 12-14 December 2022 at Vancouver Island University.

Call for Presentations and Pre- and Post-Conference Sessions Open!!

Deadline for Submissions is September 15, 2022.

 To learn more, visit:

2022 BC PARF

Meet the 2022 co-hosts:

World Leisure Centre of Excellence at VIU
The World Leisure Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Leisure Management brings together established and emerging scholars from around the globe to share innovative ideas, engage in dialogue and collaborate in research and teaching.

BC Parks
​BC Parks is responsible for designating, managing or co-managing, and conserving a system of ecological reserves, provincial parks, conservancies, protected areas and recreation areas that span more than 14% of the province. This system protects nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural features and outdoor recreational experiences.

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) champions connectivity in conservation and inspires solutions that benefit both people and nature. Y2Y is a not-for-profit organization that connects and protects wildlife habitat and is dedicated to securing the long-term ecological health of this entire region.

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