Horgan believes community is behind National Park

Horgan believes community is behind National Park

The South Okanagan-Similkameen grasslands are the site of a proposed national park. (Photo Richard McGuire)

Premier John Horgan shared his thoughts on a National Park in the South Okanagan.

“My view is, the community is behind this and we should be moving as quickly as possible to open up potential opportunities for more economic activity in the region,” he said in OK Falls on Wednesday.

“We’ve been aware of this for sometime. I know I support the community’s drive to have a national park. There’s been extensive consultation trying to protect and preserve ranching values, ensuring that tourism values are maintained. The community is very close to final decisions on that.”

He said the province will back the community in what decision is made.


  1. Great to hear this from our Premier.
    Let’s get this done and get back to progress and preservation of a very unique region . . . go Canada.

    Bob Parker
    Rural Oliver