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 West Coast Trail (WCT) is one of Canada's most famous multi-day backpacking and wilderness camping hiking trails. It is located in the world famous Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The trail measures over 74 kilometres long...
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The Pacific Rim National Park is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The park is world renown for its remote sandy beaches, wilderness camping opportunities, kayaking, hiking and backpacking,
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Wishing Well is a curious and special find located in a hidden clump of trees on the side of Highway 20 opposite the Tidal Flats and the Alexander MacKenzie Monument, east of the BC Ferry Terminal and west of the community of Bella Coola, BC, Canada. The little enclave is a local Wishing Well with a
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Tweedsmuir Provincial Park near Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada is a 981,000 hectares of wilderness backcountry popular for hiking, backpacking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, camping, sightseeing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing.
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Wilderness park with hiking and mountain biking trails, a beaver pond, big trees, Snootli Creek... and it is a recreation destination with rodeo grounds and a baseball diamond.
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Like many people in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Chinese arrived in Lillooet in hopes of striking gold... and some did. During the prospecting phase the Chinese would place discarded stones in piles, sometimes reaching 12 feet tall.
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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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Clayton Falls is a popular sightseeing destination in the central coast community of Bella Coola, BC because of the ocean views, short hiking trail, picnic sites and the viewpoint over-looking Clayton Falls.
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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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Naxwit Picnic Site and Day Use Area in Lillooet, Cariboo-Chilcotin Region, British Columbia, Canada is a very well maintained day-use-only site with plenty of informational billboards highlighting the history and wildlife of the region.
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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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Carpenter Lake is 55 kilometres long extending from the Village of Gold Bridge on the western most point of the lake to the Terzaghi Dam on the eastern most point.
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Fountain Lake (Kwotlenemo Lake) near lillooet is popular for fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking and camping.
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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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The three trails (East Loop, South Loop, West Trails) provide different levels of hiking difficulty and variations in the wilderness scenery. Located in between the community of Bella Coola and the Village of Hagensborg.
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Popular BC Parks

Regier Lake Trail
Near: Queen Charlotte, British Columbia
Access Regier Lake Trail on 3rd Avenue in Queen Charlotte. This is a steep hike,... Read more

The Green Man
Near: Tlell, British Columbia
The Green Man can be seen along Highway 16 near the Crow's Nest store... Read more

Charlie Hartie Creek Trail
Near: Queen Charlotte, British Columbia
Charlie Hartie Creek is a short out and back trail located at the top of 6th str... Read more

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