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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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Anderson Lake near Lillooet is one of the more popular recreational lakes for boating, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, mountain biking, off roading and snowmobiling.
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Highline Road
Lillooet
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The 142 hectare Sargeant Bay Provincial Park was designated as a protected area because of the fragile coastline ecology of the area including the exposed marine life at low tide, the rocky headlands and the forested uplands area.
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Redrooffs Road
Halfmoon Bay
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Butze Rapids is a popular attraction accessed by a 5 kilometre easy going well-maintained, mostly chip-covered trail leading to a viewing platform (1.8 km from the parking lot) which overlooks the rapids.
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Highway 16
Prince Rupert
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A 2 kilometre wilderness hiking trail located east of Bella Coola and Hagensborg, BC. The hiking route is dedicated to a local artist named Carl Medby, who during the 1930s would hike the trail to various points to paint.
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East Nusatsum Forest Service Road
Hagensborg
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Seton Portage, BC, Canada near Lillooet, Cariboo-Chilcotin Region, British Columbia is a small recreation village tucked away in a forested valley, surrounded by mountains, lakes, creeks and wildlife.
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Mission Mountain Road
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Giscome Heritage Trail in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada is a designated heritage trail located north of the community of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.
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Mitchell Road
Prince George
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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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Gold Bridge, BC, Canada near Lillooet, Cariboo-Chilcotin Region, British Columbia is a small village wedged in between Downton and Carpenter Lakes in the Bridge River Valley region.
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A 10.2 kilometer loop trail providing nice views of Hecate Strait and Skidegate Inlet.
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Along the shores of the pond is a short dirt walking and biking trail providing views of the lake. The gravel hiking route is part of the TCT (Trans Canada Trail). Along the dirt path are a series of viewing benches overlooking the pond.
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Cranbrook
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Fox Mountain Trails consists of intermediate and expert mountain biking trails exploring along a ridge, moving from east to west, and then down Fox Mountain.
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Mason Road
Williams Lake
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On Salt Spring Island, from the Baynes Peak Summit on Mount Maxwell the mountain park enjoys ocean, mountain and island views of Burgoyne Bay and the Sansum Narrows.
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Mount Maxwell Road
Ganges
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Rithet's Bog Conservation Area is a natural park and nature sanctuary with a 3.2-kilometer walking trail loop. It is the last remaining peat bog on Victoria's Saanich Peninsula.
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4461 Chatterton Way, Victoria, British Columbia
Broadmead
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Kaloya Park is a day use park situated on a peninsula with lake views on both sides. The regional park includes two small sandy benches, picnic tables, gazebo, large grass lawns and viewing benches.
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Trask Road
Oyama
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Marquart Lake is located east of the community of Merritt, BC, Canada popular for fishing, canoeing and camping when exploring the wilderness regions near Sugarloaf Mountain.
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Lundbom Lake Road
Merritt

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