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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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The park is a small community park located on the banks of the Fraser River in the community of Ladner, BC, Canada. The park enjoys excellent views of marine traffic and amenities like a day use picnic area, picnic shelter, an off leash dog park, playground, sightseeing benches, washrooms and walkin
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McNeely`s Way
Ladner
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Mermaid Cove is a scuba divers, snorkeling and swimming destination. The cove is connected to the Saltery Bay Provincial Park
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Saltery Bay
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Stamp Falls Park is a waterfall educational park located near the community of Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The forested park is 327 hectares in size and home to a cascading waterfall and a popular Salmon spawning river. Popular for the salmon that is
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Beaver Creek Road
Port Alberni
sechelt-marsh
he Sechelt Marsh draws the attention of many birds to the area like woodpeckers, buffleheads, redwing blackbirds, swallows, Canada Geese, malards and many more water friendly birds.
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Wharf Street
Sechelt
totempark
Totem Park (Grand Chief Bernard Memorial Plaza) is an oceanfront cultural destination dedicated to the Semiahmoo First Nation people. There is a Haida and Coast Salish totem pole in the park and some great views.
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Marine Drive
White Rock
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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
della
Della Falls is a remote wilderness outdoor canoeing and backpacking adventure located west of the community of Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The adventure is an epic tale involving canoeing Great Central Lake and then backpacking to Della Falls - Canada's highest waterfall measuring
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Port Alberni
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The trail draws the attention of walkers, mountain bikers, joggers and bird watchers.The 3.3 KM walking trail leads all explorers along a brush lined, tree covered, walking path following the shores of a Tidal Slough located north of the village.
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Cleveland Avenue
Squamish
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Burnaby Mountain is one of the dominant geographical features of Burnaby, BC, Canada. The mountain peak reaches an 370 metres (1214 ft) and looks out over Burrard Inlet and the City of Vancouver.
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Barnett Highway
Burnaby
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The Kumdis River Trail is located north east of Port Clements, adjacent the Kumdis River Bridge.
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Highway 16
Port Clements
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The park is a rocky waterfront park and sightseeing destination located on Point Atkinson near the community of West Vancouver, BC. There is a 1912 lighthouse, 10 kilometres of trails, day use picnic area and marine scenery.
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Beacon Lane
West Vancouver
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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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The Desous Mountain trail system is designed for mountain bikers, but be aware that hikers and horseback riders also explore the back country in this area. The trails start at the top of Desous Mountain at an elevation of 1327 metres from a large gravel parking lot.
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Desous Mtn. Road
Williams Lake
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Hangman's Tree in Lillooet is a historical reminder of the days of the wild west. A land of lawlessness, heavily fueled by greed created from the Cariboo Gold Rush. The Hangman's Tree is where the perceived "bad guys" were hung in the days of the gold rush.
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Russell Lane
Lillooet
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Radium Hot Springs is a year round attraction located next to the village and within the Kootenay National Park boundaries next to the cliffs of Sinclair Canyon.
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Radium

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