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 2,322 hectare park is located west of 100 Mile House, BC, Canada and consists of 12 small lakes surrounded by wetland bogs and marshlands, connected by canoe portage routes.
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1117 Forest Service Road
100 Mile House
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The highlights of Roesland attract people to the park. Some of the highlights include Row House (the museum), the hiking trail to the tip of Roe Islet (amazing marine views) and the hiking trail to Roe Lake located above Shingle Bay.
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South Otter Bay Road
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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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National Geographic IMAX Theatre is a large scale attraction located in the City of Victoria, British Columbia, (B.C.), Canada on Vancouver Island.
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675 Belleville St
Victoria
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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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Barnet Marine Park is a sightseeing marine destination with trails, change rooms, outdoor showers, grassy lawns, swimming area, BBQs, washrooms, canoe launch, off leash dog area, fishing pier and various day use picnic sites.
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Takeda Drive
Burnaby
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The short boardwalk path extends above the wetlands and the wildlife. The boardwalk trail has some viewing benches and interpretive signs along the short path.
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Madeira Park Rd
Madeira Park
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Haig Brown Provincial Park is a 1076 hectare park established in 1977 to protect the salmon spawning beds located on the Adams River north of the community of Chase, BC and west of the community of Sorrento, BC. The river flows 11 kilometres down the centre of the elongated park while resting
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Chase
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Ellison Provincial Park is situated on the eastern shores of Okanagan Lake and is popular for swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, camping and diving.
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25th Ave
Vernon
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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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Bamfield Boardwalk Trail. Board the water taxi to West Bamfield. Right from the dock there is a waterfront boardwalk path with great views connecting the ferry dock with the Coast Guard Marine Station and the Government Dock. There are sitting benches, lookout points and a cafe.
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Bamfield
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Crabapple Creek Trail is located at the west end of 2nd Avenue at the cul-de-sac.
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2nd Ave
Queen Charlotte
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The waterfall park is located northeast of the community of Mission, British Columbia, Canada. The Cascade Falls Regional Park includes a hiking path, viewing deck, picnic day use area, pit toilets and a parking lot. The highlight of the park is a 30 metre (98 foot) waterfall dropping into a canyon
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Ridgeview Road
Mission
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Lily Lake is a wilderness recreation lake in the deep back country forests located southwest of the community of Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. The lake is a remote destination popular for birdwatching, horseback riding, fishing, wilderness camping and canoeing.
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Merritt
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The Elk Cutoff Trail is a one way hiking route. Part of the trail runs parallel to the Dove Hill Hiking Trail but at a lower elevation. The Elk Cutoff Trail is a 2.2 kilometre long trail stretching from the cellular tower behind the community to a trailhead at the Brilliant Terminal Stati
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Golf Course Road
Castlegar

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