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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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The park is one of the favorite beach destinations in the community of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The highlights of the park are the long sandy/pebbled beach, the 1.2 kilometre seawalk and the marine sightseeing.
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13th Street
West Vancouver
The parkland is a thin green space park mainly consisting of a 1 kilometre sightseeing pathway. The pathway is very well maintained and includes sightseeing benches, viewpoints, wooden bridges, flower gardens and a picnic shelter.
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Cumberland Street
New Westminster
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The spirit of the Golden Spruce Tree lives on in the heart of Port Clements Village! a seedling survived from the original magical Golden Spruce Tree that once stood on the Yakoun River. The seedling's new home is Millennium Park in Port Clements
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Spruce Avenue
Port Clements
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The park is considered a recreation and campground destination in the region with a beach area, day use picnic area, 2 hiking trails, a large parking area, sani station and a child's playground.
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Bell Road
Maple Ridge
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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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The 2331 metre mountain is decorated in trails, bluffs, forests, valleys, ridges and meadows attracting hikers and mountain bikers in the summer and xc skiers, snowboarders, downhill skiers and snowshoers in the winter.
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Hudson Bay Mountain Rd
Smithers
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The hike is a full day adventure taking up to 3-6 hours round trip to complete. While trekking and exploring up the Confederation Lake Trail there are some views of Powell Lake and Inland Lake.
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Inland Lake Road
Powell River
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The park includes the point, a forest of old growth Douglas Fir trees, a beach, an islet and some jagged, rocky cliffs. It is a popular day use destination on Hornby Island for hiking, scuba diving, swimming, sightseeing, kayaking and picnicking.
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St. John's Point Road
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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
Cranbrook
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The Pavillion Community Park is one of the main outdoor venues in the region where events can be held on a regular basis. Because of the large grassy open areas, the central location and the large covered band shelter the park location is ideal for concerts, festivals and special events.
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Cleveland Avenue
Squamish
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The park is a wilderness backcountry recreation destination measuring 70,844 hectares located in the Cascade Mountains. It is popular for activities like backpacking, hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, picnicking, birdwatching and wilderness camping,,,
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Highway 3
Hope
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Elliott's Beach Park is a small pebbled beach located in the Cowichan Valley, northeast of Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island. The beach park is situated in a small quiet bay, surrounded by rock outcroppings, in an area of Ladysmith referred to as Yellow Point.
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Elliott Way
Ladysmith
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Chemainus River Provincial Park is a recreation day-use park located southwest of the community of Chemainus, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The 119 hectare park follows the banks of the Chemainus River and is best known as a swimming hole. A very popular swimming hole.
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Hillcrest Payne
Chemainus
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The three trails (East Loop, South Loop, West Trails) provide different levels of hiking difficulty and variations in the wilderness scenery. Located in between the community of Bella Coola and the Village of Hagensborg.
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Snooka Forest Service Road
Bella Coola
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Mount Norman is one of the most popular mountain hikes on the islands. It is the highest point on the Pender Islands measuring 244 metres. The summit is an ideal destination for individuals who are seeking a birds eye view of the islands and the surrounding ocean channels.
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Ainslie Point Road

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