Buy a BC Parks licence plate
Show your pride in British Columbia’s natural beauty with a park-themed licence plate and support our provincial parks and protected areas.
Starting January 29, 2017, three new BC Parks-themed licence plates will be available for purchase from your local Autoplan broker. All net proceeds from the sale and renewals of BC Parks plates will be re-invested back into provincial parks through the Parks Enhancement Fund.
Three unique designs
Each plate depicts a scene from one of B.C.'s parks and recreation areas.
Choose from three plate designs
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Porteau Cove plate
The picturesque view of Porteau Cove overlooking Howe Sound was chosen to represent
British Columbia’s stunning South Coast. Porteau Cove Provincial Park, situated on the
most southerly fjord in North America, is among the most popular provincial parks.
Open year-round, this park features beautiful waterfront campsites, although Porteau
Cove is perhaps best known for scuba diving. A series of man-made reefs and two sunken
vessels, as well as an amazing array of marine life, provide exceptional scuba diving
opportunities. Other recreational opportunities, including hiking, wildlife viewing and
windsurfing, also abound at Porteau Cove Provincial Park.
The park is also home to the Porteau Cove Olympic Legacy Cabins, which were used during
the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. With its location between Horseshoe Bay and Squamish,
Porteau Cove Provincial Park was once originally the site of sand and gravel mining,
to supply the Vancouver industry.
Purcell Mountains plate
The majestic Purcell Mountains symbolize the province’s interior region. Snow-capped
peaks make up the natural backdrop of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial
Park and Protected Area, spanning north to Bugaboo Provincial Park.
The Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Park and Protected Area is one of the first large-scale
wilderness areas in Canada to be set aside as a result of local citizen action,
and is defined by a pristine rugged mountain landscape.
Bugaboo Provincial Park is an extremely popular park for climbers from around the
globe. With many peaks over 3,000 metres in elevation the Bugaboos offer awe
inspiring mountain and glacier terrain along with world class backcountry skiing
The Purcell Mountains feature high glacial mountains, stunning alpine lakes, lush
wetlands, old-growth forests and rushing rivers. Experienced outdoor adventurers,
such as hikers and mountain climbers, revel in the unprecedented beauty and tranquility
of the Purcell Mountains.
Kermode Bear plate
Found only in British Columbia, the legendary Kermode Bear is a rare subspecies of black
bear, and can be found between the Burke Channel in the south and roughly up to the Nass
River in the north. This captivating photo was chosen to illustrate British Columbia’s
vast, rugged northern region. The Kermode Bear is not albino, but rather it is a black bear
that has white fur due to a rare genetic trait. The animal is recognized as one of British
Columbia’s provincial symbols, which highlight unique and important elements across the province.
This image also coincides with the finalization in Feb. 2016 of the Great Bear Rainforest
Land Use Order, and the Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act, which received Royal
Assent in May 2016. The new regulations meet government’s commitment to the full
implementation of ecosystem-based management in the area.
Costs and fees
These plates are available for an initial cost of
$50 and an annual renewal fee of $40.
How to buy your BC Parks plate
Simply ask your local Autoplan broker.
Some vehicles are not eligible for a BC Parks plate – like motorcycles, fleet vehicles, trailers, farm plated vehicles and larger commercial vehicles (over 5500 kg).
BC Parks' Future Strategy
To find out more about British Columbia's world-renowned provincial parks and the plan to protect and enhance them for future generations, visit the
BC Parks website.
B.C. Government press release: Show your support for BC Parks with specialty licence plates