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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Silver Beach Provincial Park is a 130 hectare recreation and activity park located on the north end of Seymour Arm of Shuswap Lake sandwiched in between Dasnier and Bughouse Bays. To the east of the park is the community of Seymour Arm which, at one time in the late 1800s, was once a gold rush town
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Mara Provincial Park is a small 5.9 hectare activity and picnic day-use park resting on the south eastern shore of Mara Lake located east of the community of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada.
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Herald Provincial Park,established in 1975, is a 79 hectare activity park is located on the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake west of the community of Sicamous, BC and north of the community of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada. In the park Reinecker Creek empties into Shuswap Lake and, nearby, Bastion
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First established in 1956 the 149 hectare Shuswap Lake Provincial Park is a full service destination park popular for swimming, boating, water skiing, sightseeing, canoeing, hiking, camping, snorkeling, wind surfing and fishing
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The most visited destination in the park is Summit Lake. The lake is a popular stop for travelers who are exploring the Alaska Highway as there is a campground, boat launch, pit toilets, picnic tables and many hiking trails.
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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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Shuswap Lake is the main waterway destination located in the Thompson-Shuswap region of British Columbia, Canada for recreation and activity during the sunshine months. The main communities on the lake are Salmon Arm and Sicamous.
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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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A short well-maintained walking trail explores a canyon of trees, some standing and some not, while crossing foot bridges before connecting to a viewing deck looking up at the falls.
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Popular sandy beach destination in the region for summer enthusiasts who enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating, beachcombing, sea-doing, canoeing, water-skiing, and sun worshiping.
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Kasan First Nation Village in Old Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit with the history, art and culture of the Gitxsan First Nation people.
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Little Mountain Park is a sightseeing hiking destination with a network of trails exploring fields, forests and views overlooking the community of Salmon Arm, BC, Canada and Shuswap Lake.
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Babine Lake is located near the communities of Smithers, Telkwa, Burns Lake, and Houston. The popular lake rests next to the Babine Mountains and is the longest and largest natural lake in British Columbia, Canada spanning 177 kilometres long (110 miles).
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A visit to the Village of Old Hazelton is a trip back in time when the Skeena River was the lifeblood of the area. The village is a reconstructed pioneer town complete with a Trading Post, Barber Shop, Cafe and City Hall buildings plus a sternwheeler on display on the Skeena River.
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The Hagwilget Canyon Bridge is a sightseeing spectacle that some miss unfortunately when touring, because they did not know it existed near the Village of New Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada. The bridge is a spectacular viewing area for overseeing the Hagwilget Canyon and the Bulkley River.
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Popular BC Parks

Regier Lake Trail
Near: Queen Charlotte, British Columbia
Access Regier Lake Trail on 3rd Avenue in Queen Charlotte. This is a steep hike,... Read more

The Green Man
Near: Tlell, British Columbia
The Green Man can be seen along Highway 16 near the Crow's Nest store... Read more

Charlie Hartie Creek Trail
Near: Queen Charlotte, British Columbia
Charlie Hartie Creek is a short out and back trail located at the top of 6th str... Read more

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