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 highlight of the route are the viewing benches, the aspen forest and a viewing platform situated along the trail for all to use. During the summer and early fall months the wetlands are visited by many ducks.
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Nadina Way
Houston
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Overlander Park is a sandy beach park located on the Thompson River in the community of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
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Larch Avenue
Kamloops
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The Andy Bailey Regional Park is a campground, day use area and recreation destination for activities like fishing, canoeing, camping, picnicking and birdwatching.
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Highway 97
Fort Nelson
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The lake is a very popular destination for many who like lake activities. On the shores of the small lake is a wilderness forestry campground with a day use area, pit toilets and a roof top boat launch. The lake attracts people to the park for the fishing, camping, swimming, picnicking.
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Paska Lake Road
Logan Lake
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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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Some of the main highlights in the park include a beautiful white shelled beach, a sheltered lagoon and a network of hiking trails. The main trail in the park is the 3 kilometre hiking trail exploring Gray Peninsula.
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Montague Park Road
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The lake is river fed so the water levels go up and down with the seasons. During the summer the lake warms up enough to attract people to the region for swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, camping, picnicking and kayaking.
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Kamloops
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Lily Lake is a wilderness recreation lake in the deep back country forests located southwest of the community of Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. The lake is a remote destination popular for birdwatching, horseback riding, fishing, wilderness camping and canoeing.
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Merritt
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The trail is over 600 kilometres in length and is a popular route for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding and dirt biking in the summer months. During the winter, some of the sections of the trail become cross country ski, snowmobile and snowshoe routes.
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kimresort
The alpine ski resort and surrounding back country are popular destinations for skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, heli skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months.
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Gerry Sorensen Way
Kimberley
Denninger Scout Trail is a challenging, thigh-burning hike up a steep grade of Bald Mountain for 8.8 kilometres before reaching the summit with far reaching views. To assist in your steep hike there are about 9 to 10 switchbacks along
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Lake Cowichan
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The park is a horticultural park with beautiful gardens, a playground, spray park, sports fields, day use picnic areas, washrooms, petting zoo, tennis courts, gazebo, bandshell, picnic shelters and a food vendor operating in the summer months.
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1st Street
New Westminster
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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
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Serpentine Fen Park also referred to as the Serpentine Wildlife Area is a protected wetland-marsh eco system popular for birdwatching and walking trails in the region of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The trails follow a system of dykes leading to 3 viewing towers.
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44th Avenue
Surrey
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Little Mountain Park is a sightseeing hiking destination with a network of trails exploring fields, forests and views overlooking the community of Salmon Arm, BC, Canada and Shuswap Lake.
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Salmon Arm

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