BC's Big Nature Challenge
Every observation counts.
1 MILLION
OBSERVATIONS
993,373
OBSERVATIONS SO FAR.

Do you ever wonder about all the plants and animals around you? Join thousands of other proud British Columbians in B.C.’s Big Nature Challenge, presented by the BC Parks Foundation. Your challenge: help crowd-source one million observations of wildlife in our beautiful province, while also getting the health benefits of spending time in nature.

B.C.’s natural wealth includes some of the richest diversity of life on earth. From spirit bears to soaring eagles, to lichen and bumblebees, thousands of species call our supernatural province home.

Every observation supports management, conservation, science and research across B.C. Every observation will teach you more about life in this incredible province.

What will you find in B.C.’s backyard?

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Join B.C.'s Nature Challenge with the BC Parks Foundation

Simply find wildlife (or signs of wildlife)

It can be any plant, animal or evidence of life.

Take a Photo using a phone or digital camera

Snap a pic of what you find! Be sure to determine your location if your phone or camera does not have GPS.

Share your photo on a partner app

Upload your photo(s) and observation details through any of our partner platforms.

On August 22-23, join us for the Discover Parks Bioblitz!

Join our Discover Park Ambassadors for the Discover Parks Bioblitz, a family-friendly activity for your day in the park!

Using the iNaturalist app, give back to your parks by helping us learn more about the incredible diversity of creatures that live in them.

For a list of participating parks, please visit the iNaturalist project.

Bring your phone or a camera, take photos of as many species as you can, and upload to the iNaturalist project– it’s that easy!

The Bioblitz will take place on August 22nd and 23rd at participating parks. Find your local Discover Parks Ambassador for more information, or go to Join the Challenge for step-by-step instructions on how to use iNaturalist and eBird.

How many observations can you collect in one weekend?

BC's Big Nature Challenge makes the news!

Global News

Inspired by the broadcast story on the Nature Challenge, this piece shares the main goals of the Challenge.

Mornings with Simi

Listen to our CEO, Andrew Day, and the Nature Challenge project lead, Emma Griggs, discuss the Challenge and some of the important ways citizen science can be used.

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WADE DAVIS
BC PARKS FOUNDATION CHAMPION

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SALLY OTTO
BC PARKS FOUNDATION CHAMPION

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JOHN MONTALBANO
BC PARKS FOUNDATION CHAMPION

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