The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land and water, and ensuring our parks are managed to protect the nature within them. In the past 50+ years, we’ve played a lead role in protecting over half a million square kilometres – an area bigger than New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador put together! Our vision is to protect at least half of our public land and water so that future generations can experience Canada’s irreplaceable wilderness.

CPAWS protects wilderness in every corner of BC and deep into the ocean. We create and safeguard large parks, protected areas and wildlife corridors – places like Tatshenshini, Muskwa Kechika, the South Okanagan-Similkameen, Gwaii Haanas and Scott Islands. Our work centres around public lands and ocean. We seek specific environmental conservation from provincial, federal, and Indigenous governments. Our goal is to create large, meaningfully protected ares with ecological strength – places that can nurse nature through climate change and shelter biodiversity forever.


  • Gain knowledge of conservation issues in Canada ● Make a difference in protecting Canada’s wilderness ● Use your skills and expertise for a good cause ● Connect with people who share similar values and interests… and have fun!

Seniors, Youth, Physically challenged persons, Special Needs Volunteers are all welcome

To learn more and to volunteer contact:

Savannah Eidse, Okanagan Outreach Coordinator,

Phone#: 604-685-7445 ext 27, Email:, Website: