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
Nights and weekends this is a terrific place to come for a walk and see the birds that live in the Cowichan Bay Estuary and to see the town of Cowichan Bay across the water.
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Westcan Terminal Rd.
Duncan
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Mile "0" Rotary Lake Park is a recreation and historical destination park situated on the Alaska Highway located in the community of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada. The park is home to a small man-made swimming lake, playground, campground and a historical pioneer village.
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Highway 97
Dawson CReek
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Octopus Islands Provincial Marine Park is located off the coast of Quadra Island of the Discovery Islands, Gulf Islands BC, Canada. The islands park is a popular moorage destination for boaters and it is a popular destination for ocean kayaking enthusiasts.
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Nitinat River Provincial Park is a another one of those classic rugged wilderness parks we so enjoy. This park is located near the community of Lake Cowichan, Port Alberni and Port Renfrew, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The main features of this wilderness park are the Nitinat
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Nitinat Main
Lake Cowichan
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Minoru Park is a three fold park. One section of the park is a nature park with gardens, lake and walking paths, one section consists of sporting fields and the other section is the location of some of the popular community buildings in Richmond.
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Granville Avenue
Richmond
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Savary Island, BC, Canada is one big sandy beach from Green Point (Mace Point) to Indian Point. The beach island is a popular beach day destination for lounging, sightseeing and exploring on foot, boat and kayak.
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Lund
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The Rose Swanson Mountain Trail is a moderate hike offering scenic views along the way and views overlooking the Spallumcheen Valley.
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The park is a wilderness backcountry recreation destination measuring 27,948 hectares located in the Cascade Mountains. Some of the more popular activities enjoyed in the park include backpacking, hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, sightseeing, birdwatching, wild
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Silver-Skagit Road
Hope
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The forested 3.5 kilometre trail follows the same route traveled by the early surveyors when planning out the railway line for the railroad companies. The trail leads to views of the Fraser River.
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Guay Road
Prince George
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The journey to the lookout is part of the adventure. To access the lookout visitors must first hike a 2 kilometre trail and also navigate a 11 kilometre gravel forestry road. The road is rough, and at times uneven. Much of the gravel road travels uphill along mountain ridges, navigating hairpin turn
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Blue Ridge Forest Service Road
Kaslo
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Kaloya Park is a day use park situated on a peninsula with lake views on both sides. The regional park includes two small sandy benches, picnic tables, gazebo, large grass lawns and viewing benches.
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Trask Road
Oyama
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A 2 kilometre one-way path (4 kilometres return trip) leading to a series of river pools and dinosaur tracks. The hike follows a pine needle cushioned trail along a ridge, into a forest and out to three pools - The Cabin, Overehanging Rock and Top Pools.
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Mackenzie Way
Tumbler Ridge
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South Beach is a sandy beach destination popular for hiking and beachcombing accessed via two different hiking trails located in the Pacific Rim National Park near the Village of Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pacific Rim National Park
Tofino, Ucluelet
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Albert McGowan Park includes a couple of well maintained ball diamonds, playground, water park and community centre. Onsite is a brick building housing some washrooms and change rooms
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Summit Drive
Kamloops
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A visit to the Village of Old Hazelton is a trip back in time when the Skeena River was the lifeblood of the area. The village is a reconstructed pioneer town complete with a Trading Post, Barber Shop, Cafe and City Hall buildings plus a sternwheeler on display on the Skeena River.
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Hazelton

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