CPAWS protects wilderness in every corner of B.C. and deep into the ocean. We create and safeguard large parks, protected areas and wilderness corridors – places like the Tatshenshini, Muskwa Kechika, Northern Rockies, Pacific Rim, Gwaii Haanas and Bowie Seamount.
We protect wilderness
Our work centres around public lands and oceans. We seek specific wilderness conservation from provincial, federal and First Nations governments. Our goal is to create large, meaningful protected areas with ecological strength – places that can nurse nature through climate change and shelter biodiversity forever.
Most of the wilderness left in B.C. and our coast is in public hands. Our goal is to protect at least half of it. Please join us and help keep British Columbia wild forever.
Our work spans decades
Founded in 1963, CPAWS has helped protect over 400,000 square kilometres of threatened areas across Canada. The British Columbia chapter was founded in 1979 and is one of 13 CPAWS chapters across Canada.
CPAWS is a non-profit, grassroots-based conservation organization. We remain the only national non-profit organization devoted exclusively to protecting Canada's wilderness heritage.
Please join us
We have stunning wilderness to save in British Columbia. You can help protect grizzly sanctuaries, huge colonies of seabirds, tender grasslands, endangered orca habitat, and untouched stretches of boreal forest.
B.C.’s wild places are beautiful. They’re also precious on a global scale, helping the planet breathe and biodiversity persist. We must make sure that B.C.’s most important places are saved. Some things should last forever.