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British Columbia Parks and Trails

Planning adventures in our British Columbia Parks and Trails

Parks, hiking trails, historic sites, heritage sites, rivers, lakes and natural areas in BC Canada

British Columbia parks and trails in Canada covers every type of landscape and seascape including mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, glaciers, forests, wetlands, wildlife, ecological and heritage. All play a big part in the creation of our BC parks system. Some of our BC Parks and heritage trails tells the long history of Canada. Others are for protection of wildlife, floral and fauna. Then there are those strictly designed for adventures and leisure living outdoors. There are over 11,400,000 hectares of BC parkland in Canada with over 2,700 kilometres of hiking and mountain biking trails.

British Columbia Parks & Trails

Over 800+ BC Parks in the province 

There are over 800 or so British Columbia parks in Canada. This, by no means, is the total number of wilderness and recreation parks in British Columbia, Canada as there are many others that do not fall under the Provincial umbrella. Other parks in the province includes a few National parks and many smaller community, regional, hyro and forestry recreation parks located throughout the province. Only 12.5% of our province is protected by BC Parks and 0.6% is protected by National Parks.

British Columbia Parks and Trails in Canada Summary

British Columbia parks and trails are used for many occasions and activities. The Khutzeymateen Provincial Park is Canada's only grizzly bear sanctuary. The Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is British Columbia's largest provincial park covering 989,616 hectares. On Vancouver Island the 440 metre Della Falls in Strathcona Park is Canada's highest waterfall and is one of the ten highest falls in the world!

Parks are an important part of our province providing thousands an opportunity to enjoy the wilderness outdoors. It is said 6 out of 10 people living in BC visit a park every year.

The British Columbia parks and recreation sites are here for yours and our tourism enjoyment. Please help us care for them and respect them. Do not leave garbage behind. Do not feed the wildlife. Always ask questions on the services, amenities, fees and rules to live by when in the park.

British Columbia Parks and Trails in Canada

Click the BC Regions below to view parks, trails and places in that area.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Parks and Trails

Gulf Islands

Gulf Islands Parks and Trails

Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii Parks and Trails


Kootenay Parks and Trails

Lower Mainland

Lower Mainland Parks and Trails

North BC

North BC Parks and Trails


Okanagan Parks and Trails

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Parks and Trails

Thompson Shuswap

Thompson Shuswap Parks and Trails

Whistler Area

Whistler Region Parks and Trails
The recreation lake is a man made reservoir. The lake, swimming beach, picnic day use areas and trails are the highlights of the recreation area. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, sightseeing, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming and sunbathing and boating.
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Port Moody
Grey Canal Bella Vista in Vernon BC Canada is a flat scenic hike that takes you behind orchards, residential homes and through grassland areas. Things to do in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.
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Glacier National Park is one of the more rugged, remote alpine mountain parks in the Kootenay region located in British Columbia, Canada. The monster of a park is situated in between the communities of Golden and Revelstoke, BC.
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Highway 1
Neck Point Park is home to a family of sandy beaches including Sunset Beach, Last Beach, Indian Beach and Finn Beach. There are picnic tables, shelters and pit toilets near the beach locations and trailheads.
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Morningside Drive
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The Sprockids Park covers over 14 km of trails (8.4 Mi.) with roots, jumps, ramps, teeter-bars and downhill. Mountain biking is a very popular activity on the Sunshine Coast.
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Stewart Road
Annex Park is a picnic and wildlife viewing park in the community of Fernie, BC which is in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The destination park is situated on the shores of the Elk River, joined by hiking trails, surrounded by trees and fields of grass lawns.
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11th Street
The park centres around a large paved boat launch that provides access to the Nechako River for boaters and canoers. Dissecting the park is a community walking path known as the Heritage River Trail.
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River Road
Prince George
The 51 hectare park and campground is a very popular summer destination in the Cowichan Valley region of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. There are many activities enjoyed in the park like swimming, water skiing, boating, jet skiing, camping, wind surfing, sun tanning, house boating and canoeing.
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Lake Cowichan
Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a National Historic Site situated on the waterfront in Steveston Landing. The cannery was built in 1894 and operated until 1979 and became one of British Columbia's biggest exporters of fish goods and leading producers of canned salmon.
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4th Avenue
This Kamloops park is a popular destination for swimming, sun tanning and picnicking. It is also a starting point for many who enjoy hiking, rollerblading and jogging along the Rivers Trail.
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Lorne Street
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Low tides empty the bay exposing a pebbled, sandy beach with seagulls soaring above, Bald Eagles nesting in the nearby trees and the winds of nature surrounding you.
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School Road
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During the summer the park enjoys activities including hiking, wilderness camping, mountain biking, ATVing, horseback riding and fishing for trout in Deep Lake. In the winter months the area is a xc ski and snowshoe destinations.
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Lac du Bois Road
Burnaby Lake Regional Park is a full service year round, day use park with facilities and out buildings. The park includes day use picnic sites, a nature house, a rowing pavilion, a viewing tower, hiking trails, a canoe launch, an equestrian centre, washrooms and a playground.
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Avolon Road
The trail is a great way to tour the community while hiking and biking. Many locals in the community prefer to bike to and from work using the trail as to driving. The trail is a compliment to the community and the efforts made to promote an active lifestyle.
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Art Mann Park is located on Quamichan Lake in the community of Duncan, BC, Canada on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The small lakeside park is a quick getaway on the shores of a community lake ideal for picnicking, birdwatching, and canoeing.
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Indian Rd

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