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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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Face Lake attracts people who enjoy the outdoors while fishing, camping, canoeing, boating, motor biking, snowmobiling and offroading. The lake is also in the vicinity of the Chuwhels Motorcycle Trail and is part of the Logan Lake Snowmobile Trail System.
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Face Lake FSR
Logan Lake
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Creston Wildlife Management Area is one of largest wetland eco system situated in British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1968, the Creston Wildlife Management Area covers over 6,880 hectares (17,000 acres) of a valley in West Creston.
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W. Creston Road
Creston
Cape Beale Headlands Trail is a 6.5 kilometre hiking and backpacking trail leading to a lighthouse and rocky cliffs. The headlands is often lost in a cloud of ocean mist.
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Mount Norman is one of the most popular mountain hikes on the islands. It is the highest point on the Pender Islands measuring 244 metres. The summit is an ideal destination for individuals who are seeking a birds eye view of the islands and the surrounding ocean channels.
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Ainslie Point Road
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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 beach is situated at the mouth of False Creek near the neighborhood of Yaletown. It is is one of many white sandy beaches located on Vancouver's Seawall (recreation pathway). The beach is located south of Stanley Park.
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Pacific Avenue
Vancouver
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Lower Arrow Lake is a popular summer destination for many activities including boating, swimming, sailing, canoeing, camping, wind surfing, birdwatching and fishing. The lake is well stocked with fish including rainbow, gerrard, kokanee and bull trout plus barbot and whitefish.
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Castlegar
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A 13 hectare park destination is a wilderness park, more than a provincial park because of the rustic nature and the odd campground layout..The recreation destination is a popular getaway for explorers who enjoy boating, swimming, camping, fishing, canoeing, swimming, wind surfing and water skiing.
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Sowchea Bay Road
Fort St. James
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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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Columbia River Trail is a hiking and sightseeing trail exploring along the eastern banks of the Columbia River near the community of Trail, BC in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The 7 kilometre one-way trail explores a high ridge with rock bluffs.
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Trail
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Campbell River is a designated British Columbia Heritage River and a fishing destination. The river along with the oceans play a big part in why the community is called "The Salmon Capital of the World." The Campbell River is best known as a fishing river.
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Campbell River
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Honeymoon Bay Ecological Reserve (formerly known as the Sutton Creek Wildflower Reserve) is best explored in the spring season when flowers are blooming. Within the 6 hectare reserve is a self guided walking trail for accessing viewing areas over looking any of the many species of flowers in the
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South Shore Road
Lake Cowichan
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Blackwater Lake near Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada is a small remote lake nestled in the forest that is located north of Pemberton and east of the community of D'Arcy, BC. The lake is mainly used as a swimming and fishing hole. There are some who stop by for a picnic.
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Blackwater Lake Rd
Pemberton
Koksilah River Park
Koksilah River Park is located west of the village of Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The wilderness park is one of the more rustic, rugged parks located in the South Cowichan Valley.
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Renfrew Road
Duncan
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Bert Flinn Park includes a network of trails and old logging roads. The trail network is a popular destination for walking and mountain biking.
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Heritage Mountain Blvd
Port Moody

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