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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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Hangman's Tree in Lillooet is a historical reminder of the days of the wild west. A land of lawlessness, heavily fueled by greed created from the Cariboo Gold Rush. The Hangman's Tree is where the perceived "bad guys" were hung in the days of the gold rush.
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Russell Lane
Lillooet
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Cypress Provincial Park is a year round, summer and winter recreation destination based in the North Shore Mountains located behind the community of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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West Vancouver
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A short hiking trail leads to Twin Falls which attracts people of all ages to the area every year so they can get a glimpse of the side-by-side, brother and sister waterfalls.
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Glacier Gulch Road
Smithers
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Wells, BC, Canada in the North Cariboo-Chilcotin Region, British Columbia is a small town in the Cariboo Mountains perched up on a hill near the Jack of Clubs Lake east of Quesnel BC. The community is surrounded by a network of lakes and rivers, recreational trails, wildlife and B.C. history.
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Highway #26
Quesnel
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The village is reminiscent of the living and working conditions of the people who worked the land in the 1920's when the settlers were heavily committed to their farms and families.
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Highway 16
Vanderhoof
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The SS Moyie is recognized as a National Historic Site and a BC Landmark. The well maintained and restored paddle wheeler is a historic museum. Inside are displays of pictures, artifacts and models depicting the history of the early 1900s living life on Kootenay Lake.
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Front Street
Kaslo
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Mission Creek Greenway Trail is one of the most visited recreation trails in the community of Kelowna, BC. The 17 kilometre trail explores along the shores of Mission Creek passing through many eco systems.
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Kelowna
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Parkway Trail
Take note bikers and cyclist of this gem of a paved trail in Nanaimo, BC on on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada called The Parkway Trail. It is the most traveled pedestrian and biking trail - a transportation route and a connector route for moving around Nanaimo, BC.
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Trans Canada Hwy
Nanaimo
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Creston Wildlife Management Area is one of largest wetland eco system situated in British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1968, the Creston Wildlife Management Area covers over 6,880 hectares (17,000 acres) of a valley in West Creston.
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W. Creston Road
Creston
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A massive 1470 square km wilderness park which includes evidence of a deep spiritual history of the Haida people throughout the park. As, far back as 10,000 years ago, the land of Gwaii Haanas was home to the Haida people.
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Sandspit
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Riverside Trail in the Whistler Interpretive Forest in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada is really about two trails acting as one - The Riverside Interpretive Trail and the Lower Riverside Trail. Both trails combine to create a good hiking and mountain biking experience.
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Cheakamus Lake Road
Whistler
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The mountain resort is a year round recreation destination. Hiking, mountain biking and exploring in the Summer. Skiing, snowboarding in the winter. This ski resort is known for it's deep powder.
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Courtenay
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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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Swansea Mountain is a hang gliding hot spot with 3 launch sites. For those who do not like to jump off mountains, Swansea is also the place to access to enjoy some far reaching views over looking the Columbia Valley.
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Swansea Mountain Road
Invermere
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The St. Mary Spring Trail near Skidegate BC is a short single track climb up the side of a hill to some views of Hecate Strait.The significance of the trail is the drinking fountain, the Madonna wooden carving and the legendary words.
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