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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1 kilometre one-way path (2 kilometres return trip) leading to a beautiful waterfall located near the community. The path first explores along a high mountain ridge and then drops into a canyon forest of Lodgepole Pine, Trembling Aspen and White Spruce trees.. then treats you to a waterfall.
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Mackenzie Way
Tumbler Ridge
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A birdwatching destination complete with viewing platforms, birdhouses, sightseeing benches and boardwalk bridges. Once a glaciofluvial meltwater channel, the wetland eco system today is covered with oxbow lakes, grass meadows and died up waterways from beaver dams.
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Highway 29
Tumbler Ridge
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Bourbor Falls Trail in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is a short 800 metre path connecting to a cliff side viewpoint looking out over a river at Boubor Falls. The 1 hour return hike provides a great opportunity to view a towering waterfall without a long, hard hike.
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Murray River Forest Service Road
Tumbler Ridge
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The wildlife sanctuary is the first virgin eco system set aside for the declining population of the north coast Grizzly Bear. Khutzeymateen/K'tzim-a-Deen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary is the main part (45,000 hectares) of the 380,000 hectare no hunting zone.
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Terrace
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Trail explores the alpine environment in the region providing hikers with scenic views. The steep route leads all hikers through alpine meadows, pass small ponds and up to an alpine mountain lake.
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Erlandsen FSR
Terrace
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The moderate trail is rough in parts and does have some steep sections throughout the hiking route... but in general it is an easy hike. The should take an average person 3 hours to complete the 5 kilometre trek.
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Johnstone Street
Tarrace
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Circling the lake is a well maintained 6.7 kilometre (3.8 mi.) trail used by hikers and mountain bikers. The route follows, a mainly, hard packed earthy trail crossing over many bridges and boardwalk which protect the most ecological sensitive areas in the region.
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Kalum FSR (Forest Service Road)
Terrace
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The trail and the rough gravel access road leading to the elevated views of the whole valley are by far one of the best scenic routes to explore when in Terrace,. BC hiking, off roading, mountain biking, sightseeing, xc skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling.
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Thornhill Mountain road
Terrace
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Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park and Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Corridor and Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Protected Areas (a.k.a. Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a) lava eruption covered over 18,000 hectares and included a 10 kilometre lava flow.
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Nisga'a Highway
Terrace
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The trail system follows a circle route for 2.8 kilometres and is used by joggers, dog walkers (dogs must be leashed on the trail), fly fisherman and, even, cross country skiers in the winter.
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Highway 16
Terrace
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Fisherman’s Park is separated by the Kalum River forming two distinct parks, one on each side of the river - both within the community of Terrace , British Columbia, Canada. Today, the park includes out houses, viewing benches, a picnic table and a new boat launch.
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Highway 16
Terrace
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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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Heritage Walking Trail in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada is a self guided trip down memory lane exploring historical destinations. Two such highlights include the site where Canada’s longest and largest military mutiny occurred and the historical buildings of the Heritage Park Museum.
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Grieg Avenue
Terrace
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Howe Creek Trail in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada is an easy grade walking route wandering among a forest of trees, exploring alongside a creek while experiencing the side streets of the community.
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Bailey Street
Terrace
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it is a 269 hectare forested destination with hiking trails, a canyon, a day use area and a campground situated on the shoreline of the Kleanza Creek (seems more like a river) located just east of the community of Terrace.
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Highway 16
Terrace
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All three sections have sandy beach access to Lakelse Lake - a very beautiful lake complimented by the Kitimat Mountain Range in the background. The activities most enjoyed in the park include hiking, canoeing, boating, windsurfing, swimming, fishing, camping and sightseeing.
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Highway 37
Terrace
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The 2 acre landscape is covered with 8 historical cabins. Each furnished cabin has an interpretive sign onsite explaining the cabins history and purpose during the early days of Terrace.
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Sparks Street
Terrace
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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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A visit to the Village of Old Hazelton is a trip back in time when the Skeena River was the lifeblood of the area. The village is a reconstructed pioneer town complete with a Trading Post, Barber Shop, Cafe and City Hall buildings plus a sternwheeler on display on the Skeena River.
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Hazelton
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Kasan First Nation Village in Old Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit with the history, art and culture of the Gitxsan First Nation people.
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Highway 16
Old Hazelton

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