BC Parks and ICBC are issuing three specialty license plates which capture nature images unique to British Columbia:
- Legendary Kermode bear, found only in British Columbia
- Snow-capped Purcell Mountains
- View from Porteau Cove overlooking Howe Sound
Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure and Mary Polak, Minister of Environment unveiled the new commemorative BC Parks license plates at Jack Pool Plaza:
— ICBC (@icbc) January 18, 2017
The license plates will retail for $50 and then cost $40 each annual renewal. Net proceeds from sales and renewal fees will go into the Park Enhancement Fund and be re-invested into provincial parks.
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The program is part of the BC Parks Future Strategy which Premier Christy Clark announced late 2016. The strategy includes building 1,900 new campsites, endowing a new BC Parks Foundation and hiring more park rangers. BC Parks also has a new online donation portal which allows people and businesses to allocate their funds directly to their favourite park, a specific enhancement project or a BC Parks’ partner – official tax receipts are issued for donations over $25. You can donate to the Park Enhancement Fund here.
Photo by Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch