CRD Regional Parks Strategic Plan Update

Feb 11, 2022

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is updating the Regional Parks Strategic Plan. Regional Parks protects and manages more than 13,300 hectares of natural areas in 32 regional parks and 3 regional trails on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

The CRD Board initiated an update of the Regional Parks Strategic Plan 2010-2021 on December 8, 2021 and extended the current Plan until July 2022. A new Regional Parks Strategic Plan will be brought forward for approval at that time. On February 9, 2022 the CRD Board directed staff to seek input on a proposed vision, values, mission statement, and priorities and to apply a lens of conservation and protection of biodiversity to the process and plan.

“I look forward to what promises to be a meaningful discussion on what the priorities are for the next ten year period,” said Rebecca Mersereau, CRD Board Vice-Chair and Regional Parks Committee Chair. “During the pandemic we have experienced increased passion for and pressures on our regional parks system and have renewed our commitment to learn, share and consider feedback on what matters most to our community and region.”

First Nations engagement and stakeholder meetings are set to begin immediately followed by public feedback opportunities starting in March. Members of the public can also reach out with feedback or questions at any time at

The updated Regional Parks Strategic Plan will set the direction for regional parks and trails over the next decade. It will define the vision for our regional parks' system and set the foundation for how CRD can consistently move towards achieving its desired outcomes.

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Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at



For media inquiries, please contact:
Christiana Jones, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332
Cell: 250.890-8030