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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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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The forested park rests on the shores of Pinkut Lake. A small lake deep in the backcountry with forest, mountains and wildlife providing opportunities for picnicking, canoeing, boating, fishing and wildlife watching.
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Augier Main FSR
Burns Lake
Boer Mountain Road
Burns Lake
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he Tarahne Historic Site in the Village of Atlin, BC, Canada is a cruise ship which rests on the waterfront of the village on Atlin Lake. Today, the M.V. Tarahne is a tourist attraction providing guided walking tours during the summer.
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Atlin
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The Atlin Lakes are recreation marine destinations located in the community of Atlin, BC. During the summer months Atlin Lake attracts many activities to the region including canoeing, fishing, wilderness camping and boating.
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Atlin Highway
Atlin
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One Mile Lake in Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada is a popular destination for locals and visitors in the summer popular for birding, hiking, picnicking, swimming and canoeing.
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Highway 99
Pemberton
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Nairn Falls Provincial Park near Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada is a great destination to enjoy some time out in nature. The 1.5 kilometre easy-grade, pine needle cushioned trail follows cliff banks of the Green River to the waterfall.
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Highway 99
Pemberton
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Blackwater Lake near Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada is a small remote lake nestled in the forest that is located north of Pemberton and east of the community of D'Arcy, BC. The lake is mainly used as a swimming and fishing hole. There are some who stop by for a picnic.
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Blackwater Lake Rd
Pemberton
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Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park is 9,755 hectares in size. The Birkenhead Provincial Park is best known as a playground for mountain bikers, hikers, campers, RVs and boating enthusiasts.
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Blackwater Lake Rd
Pemberton
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Pioneer Park in Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada is a community park used for festivals and social functions. The park is situated in one corner of the village and during the sunny days the picnic tables within the park are filled with people.
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Portage Road
Pemberton
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The pathway acts as a transportation link connecting various parts of the community together accessed by hikers, walkers, bikers, roller bladders, joggers, dog walkers, xc skiers and snowshoers.
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Whistler
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Explore Showh Lake in Whistler, BC, Canada on Cougar Mountain is a popular destination for hiking, off roading, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and dog sledding.
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Cougar Mountain Road
Whistler
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Riverside Trail in the Whistler Interpretive Forest in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada is really about two trails acting as one - The Riverside Interpretive Trail and the Lower Riverside Trail. Both trails combine to create a good hiking and mountain biking experience.
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Cheakamus Lake Road
Whistler
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Rainbow Park is one of the more popular beach park destinations for families and couples in ,Whistler, BC, Canada, because the water is so shallow, clear and... because the park is so easy to access by car and bike.
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Alta Road
Whistler
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Rainbow Lake Trail is an uphill trail that travels through open grassy fields, over hanging wooden bridges and polished rock boulders. The trail provides all explorers with an opportunity to enjoy many fantastic mountain views, remote cascading waterfalls, rumbling creeks and glacier lakes.
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Alta Lake Road
Whistler
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Lost Lake Trail near Whistler, BC, Canada is a very popular adventure destination close to the village of Whistler, BC, Canada accessible by xc country skiers, mountain bikers, hikers, joggers, roller bladders and sun worshippers.
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Whistler
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Madelay Lake Trail located near Whistler, BC, Canada is a high elevation hiking trail exploring the alpine mountains surrounded by thick forests, waterfalls and wildlife. The single track trail follows along an earthy path navigating many switchbacks, side stepping over tree roots, deadfall tress...
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Madelay Lake Rd
Whistler
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Loggers Lake Trail in Whistler, BC, Canada is one of the easier lakes to access by walking a short distance. However, the distance to the lake may be short but it does include a steep climb to access the lake.
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Cheakamus Lake Road
Whistler
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The park is well known for its many activities, lakes, flowering meadows, camping opportunities and beautiful scenery. Garibaldi Provincial Park is best known for its 90+ kilometres of hiking and backpacking trails.
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Highway 99
Whistler
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Explore the Interpretive Forest in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada to enjoy activities like hiking, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, xc skiing and snowshoeing.
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Cheakamus Lake Road
Whistler

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