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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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Kicking Horse on the mountain is a full service village. The services include restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, rental shops, gift stores, tours and plenty of accommodations. Accommodations include vacation homes, chalets, cottages hotels and resorts.
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Golden
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The campground is base camp - with the Opal Bed, Beaver Pond and Lookout Trails all starting from the recreation site. The wilderness recreation site acts as Mile "0" for these three trails.
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Eagle Creek Road
Burns Lake
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The lake is river fed so the water levels go up and down with the seasons. During the summer the lake warms up enough to attract people to the region for swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, camping, picnicking and kayaking.
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Kamloops
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Norbury Lake Provincial Park is a prime location for a bevvy of outdoor camping activities like hiking, walking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and birdwatching. Norbury Lake Provincial Park is a recreation destination located southeast of the community of Cranbrook, BC Canada
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Wardner Fort Steele Road
Cranbrook
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Some of the main highlights in the park include a beautiful white shelled beach, a sheltered lagoon and a network of hiking trails. The main trail in the park is the 3 kilometre hiking trail exploring Gray Peninsula.
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Montague Park Road
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The walkway is 50 feet wide in most areas and is lit up at night for evening use. The trail is used for walking, jogging, dog walking, rollerblading and biking.
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Eby Street
Terrace
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The recreation lake is a man made reservoir. The lake, swimming beach, picnic day use areas and trails are the highlights of the recreation area. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, sightseeing, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming and sunbathing and boating.
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Port Moody
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The Hagwilget Canyon Bridge is a sightseeing spectacle that some miss unfortunately when touring, because they did not know it existed near the Village of New Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada. The bridge is a spectacular viewing area for overseeing the Hagwilget Canyon and the Bulkley River.
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Highway 62
New Hazelton
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The 3,741 hectare White Lake Grasslands Protected Area is a conservation site put in place so to protect the grasslands, the wildlife, pine forest and alkali ponds of the Southern Okanagan Basin.
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Green Lake Road
Okanagan Falls
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The Rock Oven Regional Park is accessed by hikers and mountain bikers only. The route along the KVR to the rock ovens includes two tunnels and should take 3-4 hours to reach when hiking.
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Smethhurst Road
Naramata
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Dawson Trail is a year-round community walking path connecting various parks and areas of the community together. The pathway is a 4.5 kilometre route used by walkers, joggers, bikers, roller bladders and, even, golf carts in the summer and cross country skiers and snowshoers in the winter months.
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110 Avenue
Dawson Creek
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Discover Burns Bog. A protected ecological reserve following the southern arm of the Fraser River located near the community of Delta, British Columbia, Canada.
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Delta
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Mount Revelstoke National Park is an adventure destination exploring Revelstoke Mountain in the community of Revelstoke, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The trails in the park provide amazing mountain scenery well connecting to lakes, summits and alpine meadows.
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Revelstoke
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Bere Point Park is a popular beach destination on the island. The park provides great ocean scenery and an opportunity to view some wildlife. The regional park includes a pebbled and sandy beach, campsites, pit toilets, a boat launch and a day use picnic area with picnic tables and fire pits.
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Sointula
Gardens and walking paths, 350 rhododendrons, primarily hybrids. Great assortment of colors and smells. Access from Bowen Road.
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Nanaimo

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