Partners & Affiliates

Pacific Spirit Park boasts a wide range of stakeholders, and the Pacific Spirit Park Society is lucky to count so many involved partners and affiliates as friends so that this diversity can be better captured in its programming and events.


Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

Metro Vancouver’s regional parks system protects important natural areas and ecosystems. It provides opportunities for citizens to enjoy and learn about the regional’s environment within its 14,500 ha of regional parks, regional park reserves, ecological conservancy areas, and regional greenways

Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Foundation

The Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Foundation is committed to supporting the regional parks that we all love. The Foundation has many programs, including those to protect our parks from invasive species, conserve and restore important wildlife habitats, educate and empower youth to become environmental leaders, ensure our parks are accessible to everyone, and improve park facilities/infrastructure.


Vancouver Park Board

The Park Board’s mission is to provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.  They support the work of PSPS through tree donations for our forest enhancement projects.


Musqueam Nation

The Musqueam Indian Band is a First Nations band government in the Canadian province of British Columbia and is the only First Nations band whose reserve community lies within the boundaries of the City of Vancouver.  PSPS acknowledges that the work we do is on the unceded land of the Musqueam People.  We share the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language and Musqueam knowledge through our educational materials.


The Pacific Streamkeepers Federation

Since its initiation in 1995, The Pacific Streamkeepers Federation, a non-profit society, has been supporting community groups involved in Streamkeepers activities throughout BC and the Yukon. Streamkeepers consist of people who have ‘taken an active interest in preserving and enhancing their local waterways’.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is a federal department with the lead ‘role in managing Canada’s fisheries and safeguarding its waters’. Its vision is ‘to advance sustainable aquatic ecosystems and support safe and secure Canadian waters while fostering economic prosperity across maritime sectors and fisheries’.

Sea Watch Society

Initiated in 2007, Friends of Forage Fish have been collecting forage fish spawning data on the beaches of Sunshine Coast. With sampling done every two to four weeks, volunteers ‘establish whether or not our beaches are valuable spawning habitats for smelt or sand lance’.  Together with Sea Watch, PSPS volunteers monitor the timing and abundance of serf smelt spawn along Spanish Banks beach each June.

Catching the Spirit Youth Society

Catching the Spirit (CTS) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating opportunities for youth to develop social and environmental responsibility through stewardship, outdoor recreation and youth ownership. The CTS mission is to connect youth to their Metro-Vancouver regional parks system and local communities to provide life-changing experiences.

Wreck Beach Preservation Society

The mission statement of the WBPS since its inception has remained the same, to preserve Wreck Beach and its foreshore and its forests in as nearly natural state as possible.


Southlands UEL Trail Riders

Southlands Trail Riders are passionate about safety, community and the relationship between human and horse. Our mission is to create harmony between trail riders and the public through education, communication and respect. Maintenance of the historic relationship between Southlands, the City of Vancouver and Pacific Spirit Park is part of the Trail Rider effort.


British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society (BCMOS)

BCMOS provides opportunities for people with physical disabilities to explore the outdoors, including hiking, kayaking and gliding.