BC's Big Nature Challenge
Every observation counts.
1 MILLION
OBSERVATIONS
847,416
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.

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WADE DAVIS
BC PARKS FOUNDATION CHAMPION

Wade's quote about our wild spaces and the biodiversity in them.

SALLY OTTO
BC PARKS FOUNDATION CHAMPION

quote about our wild spaces
and the biodiversity in them.

JOHN MONTALBANO
BC PARKS FOUNDATION CHAMPION

quote about our wild spaces
and the biodiversity in them.

Featured Observations

The photo above is a beautiful purple flower.

Observer: Kelly Our Friend
Date: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away
The photo above is an adorable deer.

Observer: Kelly Our Friend
Date: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away
The photo above is a super cool mushroom.

Observer: Kelly Our Friend
Date: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away
The photo above is a sweet little birdie.

Observer: Kelly Our Friend
Date: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away

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