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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 rock climbing destination is located on the east side of Skaha Lake, south of Penticton, BC in the Okanagan Valley. It is covered with challenging climbing routes culminating in spectacular views of the community of Penticton, BC in the Okanagan Valley.
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Valleyview Road
Penticton
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Kager Lake Trail is a year-round, easy grade trail system located at the base of Boer Mountain connecting Kager, Long and Slug Lakes popular for (hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, horseback riding, birdwatching, ATV and snowmobiles.
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Tintagel Road
Burns Lake
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Cat Lake is a little more remote than some of the other lakes in the Squamish, BC area. The isolation provides louder crowds, with some great activities. Some of the activities enjoyed in the Cat Lake region include hiking, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, fishing and camping.
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Cat Lake Forest Road
Squamish
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Fairy Lake is most famous for the lonely fir tree surviving in the middle of the lake. Many photos have been taken of this little guy making a go of it under tough conditions. The lone twisted tree poking out of the lake perched on a sunken log makes for a great photo.
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Harris Main FSR
Port Renfrew
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Rosebery Provincial Park is a 32 hectare campground park situated on the shores of Wilson Creek, located north of New Denver, BC and south of Nakusp BC.
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Highway 6
New Denver
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Hiking and mountain biking trails exploring the banks of the Puntledge River connecting to Nymph Falls is the highlight of the park.
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4447 Forbidden Plateau Road
Courtenay
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Lake Revelstoke is a man-made lake situated north of the community of Revelstoke,BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. It is a very popular lake for fishing, boating, kayaking and canoeing. The reservoir lake stretches out over 130 kilometres and is capped on the south end by the Re
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Highway 23 N
Revelstoke
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Nootka Sound is a recreation playground for marine enthusiasts who enjoy boating, canoeing, fishing, ocean kayaking and wildlife watching. Nootka Sound is home to great blue oceans, many species of wildlife and First Nation history. The main island located in the sound is Nootka Island.
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Gold River
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The Perimeter Trail is 13 kilometres long and follows the shores of the Bulkley River, Chicken Creek and Kathlyn Creek. The footpath is an excellent way to explore the many community parks and designated green space in the Smithers region.
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Fulton Avenue
Smithers
A 5 km one way trail connecting Rathtrevor Provincial Park with Top Bridge Mountain Bike Park. It is a rough straight forward trail designed for walking and mountain biking.
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Qualicum
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Askew Park is a 3.4 hectare forested park and wilderness trail located in the heart of Chemainus, BC, Canada in the Cowichan Valley. The park is popular year round for hiking, walking , picnicking and birdwatching.
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Oak Street
Chemainus
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Pioneer Park is a small sandy beach park located in Lake Country near the community of Oyama, BC. The beach park is situated in a small cove on the south end of Kalamalka Lake.
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Trask Road
Oyama
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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 park is situated around a natural rock pier protruding out from the shoreline. There is a pathway leading out to the point for a grand view of the coastline
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Roberts Creek
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Many arrive at the Sunshine Coast park for the sandy beach and the lake activities like swimming, hiking, tenting, camping and picnics.
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Garden Bay Road
Garden Bay

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