Nature and science
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Geology, vegetation and wildlife at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
For thousands of years, fires have occurred on the lands now known as Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. These fires are a product of the diverse natural...
Information about the three research and monitoring projects that support ocean knowledge in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
Research and monitoring
Learn how Gulf Islands National Park Reserve monitors the health of local ecosystems.
Learn about our work restoring ecosystems and how you can help.
Species at Risk recovery
Information on our species at risk recovery work in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve represents the Strait of Georgia Lowlands natural region-an area tucked under the rainshadow of the mountains of Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula, and graced with a Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers and mild winters that rarely see snow.
Conservation and restoration
The complexity of restoration work requires science and aboriginal traditional knowledge. It also takes the hard work of many volunteers, stakeholders, and partners. Restoring and protecting these special places is one of Parks Canada’s top priorities.
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