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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

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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Deception Falls Trail is a short, steep hiking trail leading to a fenced viewpoint, high up on a ridge, offering up views of a cascading waterfall in a deep forested canyon. The popular hiking trail neighbours Mahood Lake which is located in Wells Gray Provincial Park, east of 100 Mile House.
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8100 Road
100 Mile House
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A 2.5 kilometre one-way path (5 kilometres return trip) leading to a remote waterfall. The narrow path explores through a dense forest, following and crossing creeks, climbing up and down, leading all explorers to the top of Jade Falls.
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Murray River Forest Service Road
Tumbler Ridge
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The park is a popular launching point for boats and kayaks because of the protected waters and ease of access to the launch
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East Road
Bowen Park is a popular area for many activities including swimming, birdwatching, hiking, picnicking, disc golf, tennis, baseball and lawn bowling. Swimming can be enjoyed in the river or in the outdoor swimming pool in the park. Birdwatching is best enjoyed near the duck pond or at the south end
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Bowen Road
Nanaimo
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2 kilometre forested walking path follows a creek connecting the lower portion of the village with the upper portion of the village.
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Centre Street
Burns Lake
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Hosmer Mountain Trail leads up to a peak offering far reaching views of the valley below. The mountain recreation trail is tucked away in the back country forests located north of Fernie, BC in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada.
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Hartley Lake FSR
Fernie
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Some of the activities enjoyed in the park include picnicking, sightseeing, beachcombing, swimming and hiking. There is a short hiking trail following the shoreline exploring through trees leading from the parking lot to the day use area.
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Barrett Road
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Botanical Beach is a marine research laboratory for the young. There are tidal pools filled with life at low tides that reveal a whole new world. The beach and pools are located on the westcoast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in the small Village of Port Renfrew, BC.
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Cerantes Road
Port Renfrew
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Rivers Trail is a 40+ kilometre paved community path exploring the shores of the Thompson and North Thompson Rivers in and around the community of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
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Kamloops
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The Cowichan Valley Trail starting from the Mt. Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus, BC to Saltair BC and then to Transfer Beach Park in Ladysmith, BC is approximately 14 kilometres one-way. The biking and hiking trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail / The Great Trail in the Cowichan Valley...
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Chemainus
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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
Sandspit
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The 31+ kilometre long community recreation trail connects with parks, picnic day use areas, wetlands, farmlands, viewpoints, dykes, marshes and green space areas.
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PO Box 2933
Abbotsford
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The Kettle River attracts many to the park in the summer for a day of swimming, fishing, tubing and kayaking. Kettle Valley Rail Trail is one of British Columbia's more popular destinations for hikers, backpackers and mountain bikers.
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Highway #33
Rock Creek
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The extensive trail network is accessed by cross country skiers in the winter and mountain bikers and hikers in the summer. Some of the routes lead to wildlife viewing areas while others lead to viewpoints and wilderness cabins.
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Highway 16
Prince George
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Moricetown Canyon is the home of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation people - one of the five First Nation communities located on or near Hwy 16. The main attraction is the Bulkley River, the Morice Canyon, the fish ladders and the wooden fish huts used for fishing.
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Highway 16
Smithers

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