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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Centennial Park is a community park popular for walking paths, flower gardens, playground, water park, volleyball, picnicking.
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Fort St. John
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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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Squilax Road
Sorrento
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Fairy Lake is most famous for the lonely fir tree surviving in the middle of the lake. Many photos have been taken of this little guy making a go of it under tough conditions. The lone twisted tree poking out of the lake perched on a sunken log makes for a great photo.
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Harris Main FSR
Port Renfrew
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Moonraker trails and roads are popular for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding in the summer months. During the winter months the network of trails become routes for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
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Dogtooth Canyon Forest Service Road
Golden
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The multi use trail is maintained by a community group and is a popular trail system used by joggers, bikers, walkers, xc skiers, snowshoers and horseback riders.
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Tyner Blvd
Prince George
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The trail has 3 trailheads. One trailhead is located at the Highway #3a Bridge crossing the Kootenay River. Another access trailhead is located via the McPhee Creek FSR (Forest Service Road) at the Brilliant Terminal Station. The most eastern trailhead is in Glade.
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Highway #3a
Castlegar
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Located west of the community of 100 Mile House, the lake is a popular fishing and wilderness camping destination situated at an elevation of 1219 metres (4000 feet).
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800 Forest Service Road
100 Mile House
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Nairn Falls Provincial Park near Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada is a great destination to enjoy some time out in nature. The 1.5 kilometre easy-grade, pine needle cushioned trail follows cliff banks of the Green River to the waterfall.
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Highway 99
Pemberton
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he sandy beaches, the ease of access, beach campsites and the marine views create an ideal retreat for paddlers on multi-day trips.
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Alert Bay is a magical and romantic destination located off the northern tip of Vancouver Island.
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Fir Street
Port McNeill
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The trail system follows a circle route for 2.8 kilometres and is used by joggers, dog walkers (dogs must be leashed on the trail), fly fisherman and, even, cross country skiers in the winter.
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Highway 16
Terrace
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A unique fishing village situated on pylons and rustic docks connected by raised wooden boardwalk paths leading to spanning views overlooking Inverness Passage.
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Hwy 44
Prince Rupert
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Columbia Basin Wetlands is a hot spot for multi day canoeing, wilderness camping, birding and fishing in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada.
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Invermere
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The Andy Bailey Regional Park is a campground, day use area and recreation destination for activities like fishing, canoeing, camping, picnicking and birdwatching.
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Highway 97
Fort Nelson
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Kaslo


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Kimberley


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