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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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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Extensive network of trails used by hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and cross country skiers. The vast maze of trails explores various eco systems including meadows, lakes, wetland swamps, rock bluffs and forests filled with Aspen, Lodgepole Pine and Spruce trees
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Smedley Road
Vanderhoof
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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 1870's Telegraph Wilderness Trail in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada is a historic trek following the same route traveled by many pioneers and settlers when laying down the Collin's Overland Telegraph Line linking North America to Europe.
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Blackwater Road
Vanderhoof
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The small park is located on Kenney Dam Road and overlooks the high banks of Stoney Creek protected by two towering Totem Poles.
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Kenney Dam Road
Vanderhoof
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The park was established in 1944 and rests on the shores of the mighty Nechako River north of the community. The park is a recreation destination and is part of a designated bird sanctuary.
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Burrard Avenue
Vanderhoof
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A long haul, one-way 15 kilometre backpacking, horseback riding, xc skiing and mountain biking wilderness route following the same historical footsteps as the Carrier First Nation People.
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Striegler Rd
Vanderhoof
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The bird sanctuary was first established in 1944.The Nechako River runs through Vanderhoof and the sanctuary is on the migratory bird path known as the "Pacific Flyway".
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Burrard Avenue
Vanderhoof
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A full day or a multi day wilderness hike exploring forests, lakes, creeks and meadows in the backcountry wilderness regions near the community.
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Kluskus Forest Service Road
Vanderhoof
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The Greer Falls Hiking Trail follows a well maintained, pine needled cushioned path for approximately 1.2 kilometre one-way to a waterfall and picnic site.
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Kluskus
Vanderhoof
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Ferland Park is a central playground and picnic area that is easily accessible while in the community. A walking path dissects the park, connecting streets, directing people to the various play areas in the park like the Kinsmen Spray Park (water park).
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Church Street
Vanderhoof
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The moderate hiking route provides explorers with far reaching canyon, river and mountain views. The route is an opportunity to view Murray Canyon while learning about the local flora and fauna.
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Highway 29
Tumbler Ridge
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The 62,867 hectare park includes a campground, wilderness campsites and features the 60 metre Kinuseo Waterfall and the 72 kilometre Monkman Trail exploring mountains, lakes, and raging rivers finding waterfalls.
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Highway 29
Tumbler Ridge
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The Lower Viewpoint Trail is a short 200 metre walk to a large wooden viewing platform looking out onto the falls, up Murray River and out over the whole valley. A 60 metre waterfall located in Monkman Provincial Park situated on the Murray River in the Hart Ranges of the Rocky Mountains.
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Highway 29
Tumbler Ridge
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A one-way 1.5 kilometre path (3 kilometre return trip) exploring through a forest along a narrow pine needle cushioned trail ending with peek-a-boo views of Nesbitts Falls on Waterfall Creek.
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Murray Forest Service Road
Tumbler Ridge
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A beautiful wilderness 4.5 kilometre return hike exploring a forest, passing beaver dams, discovering fossils, exploring caves, stopping at viewpoints and wetland ponds.
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Murray River Forest Service Road
Tumbler Ridge
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A 2.5 kilometre one-way path (5 kilometres return trip) leading to a remote waterfall. The narrow path explores through a dense forest, following and crossing creeks, climbing up and down, leading all explorers to the top of Jade Falls.
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Murray River Forest Service Road
Tumbler Ridge
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Gwillim Provincial Park is popular for many who enjoy camping, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, canoeing, fishing, windsurfing, water skiing, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding and backpacking.
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Highway 29
Tumbler Ridge
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A 2 kilometre one-way path (4 kilometres return trip) leading to a series of river pools and dinosaur tracks. The hike follows a pine needle cushioned trail along a ridge, into a forest and out to three pools - The Cabin, Overehanging Rock and Top Pools.
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Mackenzie Way
Tumbler Ridge

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