- Visitor expenditures on parks were estimated to represent over 90% of total
- For each dollar invested by government in the protected areas
system, there were about $10 dollars in visitor expenditures.
- Almost one-third of visitor expenditures, $148 million, are made by out-ofprovince
residents. That makes the provincial parks equivalent to a significant
"Since 1991, the total protected area system managed by the province has almost doubled with government designating an additional 6.5 million hectares of land for protection, representing 457 new protected areas or major additions to existing parks. As of April 30, 2001, BC Parks managed a total of 807 protected areas totaling more than 11.35 million hectares and representing 11.8% of the provincial land base."