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

Whistler Area

Whistler Region Parks and Trails
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Lewis Park is a small community park located in the community of Courtenay. Two large Totem Poles mark the entrance of the park. Large grass lawns, baseball diamonds, skateboard park, some sitting benches, a playground, spray park, picnic tables and a pool.
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Courtenay
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The bike route is an advanced mountain bike adventure that covers 30 km (18 mi.) with some steep climbs, forest trails, logging roads and... much... downhill speed.
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Roberts Creek Forestry Service
Roberts Creek
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A 26 kilometre one-way hike through a forest leading to the banks of Fawn Lake. popular for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, cross country skiing.
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Fawn Creek Road
Lone Butte
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The mountain biking route includes highway riding and logging roads. The climbs, although tough, do reward the biker with great views of Jervis Inlet and some speed descents.
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PO Box 2933
Saltery Bay
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Bertram Creek Regional Park is a popular recreation destination on the shores of Okanagan Lake popular for swimming, water sports, canoeing, boating, hiking, community events, bird watching and wildlife viewing.
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Kelowna
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Heart Lake Trail is a short, but challenging hiking trail located behind the community of Ladysmith, BC, Canada in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. The trail connects to a small, relatively unknown, lake. Half way up the trail leading to the lake there is a grassy knoll lookout with
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Battie Drive
Ladysmith
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Heritage Walking Tour is an informative route following the path of many historical photo kiosks while walking the downtown streets in the the community
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100 Avenue
Fort St. John
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Simson Provincial Park is 461 hectare marine park in the Thormanby Islands. Accessed by water only, the preferred mode of transportation to the islands is a small boat, kayak or dingy
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Halfmoon Bay
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Surrey Lake Park is a birdwatching and walking trail destination visiting a lake, a wetland pond and a forested area. There are sightseeing benches near the lake for viewing birds.
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152nd Street
Surrey
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The moderate grade hiking route leads uphill to a viewpoint on a bluff with spanning views of the valley below.
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Pineridge Street
Fort St. James
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The Fort St. James National Historic Site is a wonderful journey into the past of BC, Canada. Each village building has a story to tell and is connected by a raised boardwalk path.
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Kwah Road
Fort St. James
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Minoru Park is a three fold park. One section of the park is a nature park with gardens, lake and walking paths, one section consists of sporting fields and the other section is the location of some of the popular community buildings in Richmond.
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Granville Avenue
Richmond
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Waterfront park is an ideal destination for birdwatching, picnicking and for watching marine traffic come and go. The park is centrally located in the community, close to restaurants and shops, making it a good starting location for a self guided tour of the community.
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Comox
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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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Pilot Bay Provincial Park is a marine and recreation park on Kootenay Lake, in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The park is located south of the ferry landing in Kootenay Bay and, just, southwest of the resort village of Crawford Bay.
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Crawford Bay
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Kaslo


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