About the Challenge

British Columbia's biodiversity is globally unique. This province is home to the broadest diversity of wildlife and ecosystems of any province or territory in Canada, including species not found anywhere else on earth.

Join BC's Big Nature Challenge and join thousands of British Columbians who are connecting with their natural heritage - deepen your understanding of the breadth of life in our province, and help support scientific study in BC. With today's technology, it is now possible for all of us to collect accurate and diverse data about the wild spaces around us using free community science platforms.

Not only will you be part of a movement to provide a rich base of information to our scientists but you will also help to showcase how much BC cares about stewarding the biodiversity that we are lucky enough to have in our backyard.

That's why we are asking British Columbians to join the challenge. If every British Columbian makes one observation in BC's Big Nature Challenge, we will more than quadruple our goal.

Start sharing your favourite wildlife photos, today.


What is a community or citizen scientist? How do I become one? ▼
What if I don't want my phone outside? ▼
How is the total observation number calculated?▼
I want to spread the word! How do I do that? ▼
What should I bring with me when I'm making observations? ▼
Are there other ways to support the project? ▼

We'd love to hear from you.

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