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

Kootenay Parks and Trails

Lower Mainland

Lower Mainland Parks and Trails

North BC

North BC Parks and Trails

Okanagan

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
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The 4 Corners Trail, located within Naikoon Provincial Park, was originally an old settler wagon road established to access parcels of land and homesteads. Today, it is mossy and overgrown, but the early part of the trail makes for a nice hike.
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Tow Hill Rd
Masset, BC
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The Simpson Tower Trail is a 1.7km (one-way) out and back route in the Delkatla Nature Sanctuary. It runs parallel to Cemetery Road for much of its length.
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Cemetery Rd
Masset, BC
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Located along Highway 16, immediately adjacent the Onward Point Lookout parking lot, spy the trailhead by hydro pole 79.
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Highway 16
Sandspit, BC
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This extremely short trail is located approximately 2 kilometers south of Port Clements, along Highway 16. Blink and you'll miss it!
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Highway 16
Port Clements
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Kwuna Point Trail is a lightly trafficked 900-meter loop trail located, aptly enough, at the end of Kwuna Point Road.
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Kwuna Point Rd
Sandspit
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Found along the Port Man Forest Service Road just east of the Mamin River, this is a 400 metre one-way crescent-shaped trail that leads you through the woods and across a creek to an unfinished Haida canoe.
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Port Man Forest Service Road
Port Clements
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The Kumdis River Trail is located north east of Port Clements, adjacent the Kumdis River Bridge.
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Highway 16
Port Clements
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Wiggins Road Trail is accessible at the end of Wiggins Rd. The trail is not formally maintained, but remains a popular fishing spot for locals. The trail also connects to the Anvil Trail.
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Wiggins Road
Tlell
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Old Growth Alley interpretive route is a difficult trail located along Highway 16, a few minutes south of Crow's Nest store
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Highway 16
Tlell
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Access Regier Lake Trail on 3rd Avenue in Queen Charlotte. This is a steep hike, but is full of rewarding views + a tranquil lake
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3rd Ave
Queen Charlotte
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The Green Man can be seen along Highway 16 near the Crow's Nest store
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Highway 16
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Charlie Hartie Creek is a short out and back trail located at the top of 6th street, off 1st Ave.
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1st Ave
Queen Charlotte
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Crabapple Creek Trail is located at the west end of 2nd Avenue at the cul-de-sac.
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2nd Ave
Queen Charlotte
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Rock Sitting Creek Waterfall is located just off Balance Rock Road in Skidegate, BC.
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Balance Rock Rd
Skidegate
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Gore Brook Trail, one of the many community trails in the Village of Queen Charlotte, is a moderate 1.6 kilometer hike through lush ferns, mosses and cedar trees.
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Top of 9th Street
Queen Charlotte

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