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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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There are remote wilderness hot springs located on Harrison Lake and there are developed, commercial hot springs located in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada
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Highway 9
Harrison Hot Springs
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"Kits" as referred to by the locals, is one of the more lively and crowded sandy beaches in the Metro Vancouver region. Some say "Kits" is one of the nicest sandy beaches in the region. The beach is white, long and enjoys great views of the coastline.
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Yew Street
Vancouver
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The 40 hectare Provincial Park is separated into 3 areas. The day use area, campground and beach.The beach is covered with driftwood, larger rocks and has a grassy area with some picnic tables
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Highway 101
Roberts Creek
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White Lake is a very popular fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, swimming and wilderness camping destination. The camping area on the lake is undeveloped providing very few amenities and is only suitable for small campers and tenters.
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White Lake Road
Blind Bay
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A small wilderness park with a one hour hike along the banks of a creek leading to a small waterfall and picnic area. Located outside of Qualicum Beach in Deep Bay off of Hwy #19A.
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Qualicum
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Okanagan Falls Vaseux Lake Provincial Park is a camping, swimming, fishing, birding, canoeing and hiking destination for adventurers and wildlife viewers.
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Highway #97
Okanagan Falls
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Okanagan Falls Christie Memorial Provincial Park is a popular sunshine destination for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating, picnicking and suntanning.
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Cedar Avenue
Okanagan Falls
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Dallas Road is a sightseeing walking route located along the waterfront of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island.
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Dallas Road
Victoria
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The small Sunshine Coast park attracts families and friends who look forward to enjoying a day lounging by the Salmon Pond near the big grassy area having a picnic and, hopefully.. going for a short comfortable walk.
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Roosen Road
Pender Harbour
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Garry Point Park is an open air green space park situated on the Sturgeon Banks of the Fraser River. The park is a popular destination for sightseeing, picnicking, flying kites and for accessing a waterfront path and a sandy beach.
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7th Avenue
Richmond
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The park is a network of easy-grade trails looping together exploring eco systems in a forest arboretum. The trail system is lined with some sitting benches and interpretive signs describing the various sections of the forest's eco systems.
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Loran Drive
Dawson 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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The park is a developed area with a historic lodge and floral gardens and a recreation destination and a wildlife sanctuary built around the Pitt - Addington Marsh.
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Quarry Road
Coquitlam
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Panorama Park is a green space waterfront park and sightseeing marine destination located in the community of Deep Cove. The park includes amenities like a day use picnic area, playground, washrooms, change rooms, boat launch, picnic shelter and sightseeing benches.
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Panorama Drive
Deep Cove
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Pioneer Park is a small sandy beach park located in Lake Country near the community of Oyama, BC. The beach park is situated in a small cove on the south end of Kalamalka Lake.
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Trask Road
Oyama

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