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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Flank Trail in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada is one of the most beautiful scenic mountain bike rides in the Whistler Valley. The 45 km biking route is filled with ups and downs traveling along a hard-packed earthy single-track trail with wicked downhill sections, some switchbacks & some climbs
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Cougar Mountain FSR
Whistler
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Explore Cheakamus Lake near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada and enjoy a day of kayaking, hiking, canoeing, fishing while camping. The easy grade, very well maintained hard earth trail leading to Cheakamus Lake is 3 km in length.
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Whistler
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The 2, 6667 hectare Callaghan Lake Provincial Park is located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada and is popular for activities like xc skiing, fishing and canoeing.
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Whistler
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Brandywine Falls in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada is the main attraction in the 150 hectare Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. One of the key factors to the popularity of this park destination is the ease of access to view the falls.
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Highway 99
Whistler
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The Waterfront Trail is an easy grade 1 Km walking path travels along a raised dyke following the shores of the Cattermole Slough.
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Vancouver Street
Squamish
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The Stawamus Chief is a popular natural attraction that dominates the skyline in Squamish, BC, Canada. The Chief is over 702 metres (2303 Feet) tall and is the second largest free standing granite outcropping in the world - second to only the Rock of Gibraltar.
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Logger's Lane
Squamish
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In the Village of Squamish, BC, Canada is an area fondly referred to as The Spit. It is a long peninsula at the mouth of the Squamish River set aside for adventure enthusiasts like wind surfers and kite boarders.
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Dyke Road
Squamish
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The Smoke Bluffs Park in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada has become the most popular year round outdoor climbing region in Canada for beginners and intermediate climbers.
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Logger's Lane
Squamish
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Cascading 335 metres (1,101 ft) down the side of the mountain, Shannon Falls is British Columbia's 3rd largest waterfall and one of the easiest to access and view up close and personal.
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Squamish
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A small park in the Squamish Village region that is perched on the edge of the Mamquam River Channel and Tidal Slough. From the park a trail follows the river leading all explorers past an open grassy field, a wooden viewing platform and some picnic tables and stone benches.
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Squamish
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The West Coast Railway Heritage Museum is located in the 12 acre Railway Heritage Park near the Village of Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.
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Aspen Rd
Squamish
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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 Mamquam River is a popular destination in the Squamish, British Columbia, Canada region for hikers, mountain bikers, fisherman and horseback riders. The main trail extends along the shores of the Mamquam River eventually leading to the fish spawning channels.
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Highway 99
Squamish
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In the village of Squamish, BC is a small floral garden identified by a wooden bridge and a large rock monument named Lily's Park. Both park markers can be seen from the highway.
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Cleveland Ave
Squamish
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A popular trail system in the Squamish, BC, Canada region for mountain biking and hiking enthusiasts. The Garibaldi Highlands trail is a combination of deactivated roads and single track mountain biking trails.
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Perch Road
Squamish
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The 8 Km (3.6 miles) easy grade Four Lakes Trail is a loop trail which explores the forests and lakes located just north of Squamish, BC, Canada in the Alice Lake Provincial Park. The four lakes include the Alice, Stump, Fawn and Edith Lakes.
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Highway 99
Squamish
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The Squamish Estuary Walking Trails explore the mudflats, marshes, wetlands, tidal channels, rivers, meadows and forests in the backyard of Squamish Village. The trail starts along a dyke following Cattermole Creek. The brush shouldering the path is sometimes almost 10 feet tall and ...
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Vancouver Street
Squamish
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The trail draws the attention of walkers, mountain bikers, joggers and bird watchers.The 3.3 KM walking trail leads all explorers along a brush lined, tree covered, walking path following the shores of a Tidal Slough located north of the village.
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Cleveland Avenue
Squamish
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Cat Lake is a little more remote than some of the other lakes in the Squamish, BC area. The isolation provides louder crowds, with some great activities. Some of the activities enjoyed in the Cat Lake region include hiking, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, fishing and camping.
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Cat Lake Forest Road
Squamish
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Brohm Lake is a small 13 hectare lake with a 5 Km (3 mi.) loop trail exploring the shoreline, the dense forest and some surrounding bluffs. Popular for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, sightseeing, canoeing, kayaking or fishing.
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Squamish

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