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 Parks and Trails

Lower Mainland

Lower Mainland Parks and Trails

North BC

North BC Parks and Trails


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
The highlights of the summit park are the wildflower fields, the birding opportunities and the far reaching views from the summit overlooking Haro Strait and the San Juan Islands, The Gulf Islands, Mt. Baker and the City of Sidney.
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Brookleigh Road
Eneas Lake Provincial Park is a year round destination. In the summer the remote park attracts people who enjoy backpacking, wilderness camping, canoeing, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and birdwatching. In the winter the snow covered deactivated gravel roads in the park become snowmobile route
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Munro Lake Forest Service Road
The park is one of the better forested parks in the region. It includes two lakes, many amenities and a well maintained network of recreation trails. Some of the activities enjoyed in the park include hiking, jogging, birdwatching, dog walking and biking.
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Mariner Way
The park features a riverfront recreation path called the Matsqui Trail which is popular for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The Matsqui Trail is gravel and measures about 7 kilometres one-way. There are picnic day use areas, horseback riding staging areas and pit toilets.
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Riverside Street
Jubilee Trail is a moderately easy 9.5 kilometre route trekking along an old forestry logging road to some switchbacks leading up to the alpine treeline and then to the alpine peak of Mount Murray. Trail is enjoyed by hikers and cross country skiers.
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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
Kindersley Pass Trail is a challenging full day 10 km one-way hiking adventure exploring forested valleys and mountain peaks in the Kootenay National Park near the Town of Radium, British Columbia, Canada.
Kindersley Trail
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Highway #93
Radium Hot Springs
Shawnigan Lake is a village and a summer lake recreation destination located in the South Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The fresh water lake during the summer months is a popular area for activities like swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, cycling and kayak
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Shawnigan Lake
3 Mile Beach is a small 500 metre pebbled beach. The beach is private and popular with the locals. It attracts individuals who enjoy swimming, suntanning, kayaking, boating, fishing, picnicking and people watching.
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Three Mile Road
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The Sleeping Beauty Trail is the best known rainforest trail in an area of many trails. The trail is very vertical with plenty of opportunity for stair climbing, rope climbing and depending on the seasons, trekking though mud and navigating around wash-outs.
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Honna Road Forestry Service Road
Queen Charlotte City
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The Gibsons Waterfront Seawalk explores along the coastline of Gibsons Harbour revealing the marine atmosphere of the community, as well as, providing beautiful marine scenery.
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Bugaboo Provincial Park is a summer backpacking, hiking, climbing and wilderness camping destination located in the Purcell Mountains west of the village of Radium Hot Springs in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada.
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Radium Hot Springs
A wilderness outdoor playground enjoyed by many located north of the community of Smithers. Year round, people travel to the Babine Mountains Provincial Park to explore one of the many trails in the region leading to majestic mountain peaks, valley meadows, alpine forests, rivers and lakes.
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Old Babine Road
Grohman Narrows Provincial Park is a 10 hectare day use park located west of the community of Nelson, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The park protects the sensitive habitat of several plants and animals while providing visitors with exceptional views of the Kootenay River.
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Kal Beach is one of the most easily accessible and one of the most popular sandy beaches on Kalamalka Lake in the area of Coldstream which is located south of downtown Vernon, BC in the North Okanagan Valley
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Husband Road

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