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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 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
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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Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd
SS Sicamous was the last and the biggest ever passenger boat built by the Canadian Pacific Railway to service the communities of the Okanagan Valley. The 228 foot passenger boat transported trappers, miners and forestry workers.
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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
The park is well known for its many activities, lakes, flowering meadows, camping opportunities and beautiful scenery. Garibaldi Provincial Park is best known for its 90+ kilometres of hiking and backpacking trails.
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Highway 99
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The pond is an easy access route used heavily by the locals. There are dog walkers, joggers and people, every day, out for a stroll on the Rod Reid Nature Trail.
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9th Avenue.
Burns Lake
Pilot Bay Provincial Park is a marine and recreation park on Kootenay Lake, in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The park is located south of the ferry landing in Kootenay Bay and, just, southwest of the resort village of Crawford Bay.
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Crawford Bay
Oliver BC Rotary Beach Park includes a playground, picnic tables, washrooms, viewing benches, grass lawns and a small sandy beach.
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6759 Lakeside Drive
Mountain Bike Skills Park is a small local recreation mountain bike park located in the community of Rossland, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The skills park is a good starting point for mountain bikers to warm up before a ride as it is near a few mountain biking trails that
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Irwin Avenue
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
Cemetery Trail is a forested 2.7 kilometre mountain biking trail located east of the community of Rossland, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada.
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Columbia-Kootenay Ave
108 Mile Ranch | 108 Mile House is a heritage site dating back to the Cariboo Gold Rush days of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Starting back in 1867 the ranch played a big part in the development of the region as a Post House servicing the miners and trappers...
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100 Mile House
The bay on the lake is a provincial park with lakefront campsites, picnic tables, fire pits, outhouses, fresh water taps and a boat launch. Popular for fishing, canoeing, picnic site, boating, camping and swimming.
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Babine Lake Road
Burns Lake
Como Lake Park is located in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada and is considered a very popular park setting for enjoying a casual walk or jog. Other activities enjoyed in the park include fishing, picnicking and birdwatching.
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Gatensbury Street
CLOSURE: Since 2020 the trail is on record to be infringing onto private land therefore it is rendered inaccessible.
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St Mary's Lake Road
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Florencia Beach is one of the lesser known sandy beaches located in the Pacific Rim National Park. The beach is located near the Village of Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet

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