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B.C. parks that could be affected by an expanded pipeline

Affected parks in the map below:

1) Finn Creek Park

Located 70 km northeast of Clearwater, the park includes islands in the North Thompson River and has high values for Chinook, coho and bull trout spawning. It contains grizzly bear and moose habitat and is known for its rich bird life.

Park size: 303 hectares

2) North Thompson River Park

Located 5 km south of Clearwater, it features a popular campground at the confluence of the Clearwater and North Thompson Rivers and is often used as a base for visitors exploring Wells Gray Park.

Park size: 126 hectares

3) Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area

Located north of Kamloops, it contains "sweeping grasslands, spectacular cliffs and canyons, cool, dry forests, secret ponds and small lakes." BC Parks describes it as a "fragile area" with a unique collection of ecosystems.

Park size: 15,000 hectares

4) Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area

Located 45 km north of Hope, the area was set aside to protect a special example of the transition zone between the coastal and southern interior environments. "The area presents a beautiful setting for wildlife viewing," BC Parks says.

Park size: 5,750 hectares

5) Bridal Veil Falls Park

Located just east of Chilliwack, the site is surrounded by mountains and features a spectacular 60-metre waterfall that cascades down a smooth rock face, creating a "veil-like" effect.

Park size: 32 hectares

Source: BC Parks

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