Who We Are
RLC Enterprize Ltd (now operating as RLC Park Services) is a company with its roots reaching back to the early 80s when a teenager by the name of Rick Carswell took part in work experience at what is now BC Parks’ South Vancouver Island District Office. It was such a positive experience for Rick he continued to work for BC Parks in various capacities until 1989 when the privatization of Park Operations revealed an opportunity to bid on the contract for, and take over the operations of, Macdonald Provincial Park. This contract saw the birth of the company, RLC Park Services. From these small beginnings it has grown into a company with over 150 employees responsible for operating approximately 39 parks on Vancouver Island. RLC Park Services is now recognized as one of the leading Park Facility Operators in the Province due to a tireless dedication to not only meeting expected standards but exceeding them. We are conscientious stewards of our parks while providing our park visitors with an unforgettable park experience. Since the withdrawal of government funding for Park Interpretation Programs and Visitor Centres & Nature Houses in 2002, RLC Park Services has continued to find ways to keep these services alive and well in the parks that we operate. This is all done at no cost to government by reaching into our own pocket and with the support of local businesses, environmental groups, and visitors like you. We are determined to keep education programs happening in our parks. For more information on how you can join in our efforts, see our Interpretive Programs page and our link to our program pages www.naturehouse.ca
Our overall goal is to deliver the most innovative, exciting, and efficiently run park systems in not only British Columbia but in all of Canada. Explore our parks and tell us about your great experience here!