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 trail system explores the Lang Creek area with a diverse selection of scenery highlighted by the waterfalls. The trail wonders for 5 km (3 mi). At a comfortable pace, taking some time to observe your surroundings, the trail should take 1-2 hours to complete.
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Duck Lake Forest Rd.
Powell River
Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson in British Columbia, Canada. It is a total distance of 482 kilometres (300 miles). It is a forested route with rolling hills, mountain views and possible wildlife sightings.
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Alaska Highway
Dawson Creek
The Royal British Columbia Museum is home to temporary exhibits on loan from far away places and permanent exhibits like the First Nations Gallery, the Natural History Gallery and the Modern Era Gallery.
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Government St
The Bowron Lakes Park encompasses over 149,207 hectares and is best viewed as one of BC's best known canoe and kayak paddle routes. The 116.4 kilometre paddle route explores 10 beautiful lakes, a few rivers and 6-7 portage trails.
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Some of the main highlights in the park include a beautiful white shelled beach, a sheltered lagoon and a network of hiking trails. The main trail in the park is the 3 kilometre hiking trail exploring Gray Peninsula.
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Montague Park Road
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Tonquin Beach and Trail is a small, private sandy beach adventure located within a short driving or biking distance from the Village of Tofino on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The park is one of the smaller beach destinations in the area, as well as, one receiving smaller crowds as it
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Tonquin Park Rd
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The hiking-only trail follows, mostly, along Colvin Creek through second growth Alder and Douglas Fir trees leading up to the views looking over Triangle Lake.
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Redrooffs Road
Halfmoon Bay
Alaska Highway is a historic, scenic and globally recognized driving route when traveling through British Columbia, Canada and the Yukon Territories. The highway follows a scenic 2,451 kilometre (1523 mi.) paved road from Mile "0" in Dawson Creek, BC and ends in Delta Junction, Alaska, U.S.A.
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Alaska Highway
Dawson Creek
Bertram Creek Regional Park is a popular recreation destination on the shores of Okanagan Lake popular for swimming, water sports, canoeing, boating, hiking, community events, bird watching and wildlife viewing.
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The area is a popular destination for hikers, but also for wildlife. Visiting Oliver Lake and hiking the Dwarf Forest Trail provides a good opportunity to view Bald Eagles and Ravens.
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Ridley Island Rd
Prince Rupert
Isador Canyon Trail is a hiking and biking adventure trail located in the community of Cranbrook, B.C.The trail follows a once historic railway route operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
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Stahl Road
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The Pacific Rim National Park is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The park is world renown for its remote sandy beaches, wilderness camping opportunities, kayaking, hiking and backpacking,
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Port Renfrew, Bamfield
The trail system follows a circle route for 2.8 kilometres and is used by joggers, dog walkers (dogs must be leashed on the trail), fly fisherman and, even, cross country skiers in the winter.
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Highway 16
The park is a recreation and historical destination on both banks of the Little Campbell River. The 535 hectare park includes over 18+ kilometres of recreation trails, some historic buildings and a popular equestrian centre. The park is a popular destination for hiking, horseback riding, horse...
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8 Avenue
The Johnstone Strait marine route is located along the inside passage of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. It is a major marine transportation route between the island the mainland of British Columbia for sailboats, freighters, kayaks, tour companies, Coast Guard vessels, tug boats, cruise liners
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