B.C. Parks seeking nature photographers

Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Calling all shutterbugs! Capture your favourite moments in provincial parks this summer for a chance to have your photo featured by B.C. Parks.

To celebrate our brand-new arrival on Instagram, B.C. Parks is looking for beautiful, adventure-inspiring and fun-filled photos from park visitors throughout the province.

Whether it's camping at your favourite spot, hiking with your family or enjoying a magical sunset, B.C. Parks wants to see your favourite shots.

Every week, the province will share a 'B.C. Parks Fan Photo' on its Instagram account, @yourbcparks. For your shot to be considered, simply tag B.C. Parks and use the hashtag #BCParks.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram, and the province's other social media channels - Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and the BC Parks blog (handles/links below) - for regular updates, and to see some of the pictures along the way.

To find a provincial park near you, please visit the B.C. Parks website.

"We know people are passionate about their parks, and love capturing special moments with family and friends. Whether it's camping, hiking or enjoying a picnic, be sure to share your favourite photos for a chance to be featured on BC Parks Instagram. We hope this helps encourage people to get outside this summer and enjoy nature in one of B.C.'s many beautiful provincial parks," Mary Polak, Minister of Environment said.

Quick Facts:

* B.C.'s provincial parks receive over 21 million visits each year.
* Parking is free in all provincial parks, making them more accessible to families.
* One of the largest park systems in the world, British Columbia has the highest percentage of its land base dedicated to protected areas of all provincial Canadian jurisdictions.
* Over the past five years, the Province has invested approximately $60 million in park facilities, delivering projects directed at attracting young families, offering new recreation opportunities and increasing attendance.

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