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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Doreen Lake a small remote fishing, canoeing and boating destination lake located in the back country wilderness forests behind the small community of Winfield, BC in Lake Country. The recreation site is part of a network of lakes in the area.
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Beaver Lake Road
Winfield
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The journey to the lookout is part of the adventure. To access the lookout visitors must first hike a 2 kilometre trail and also navigate a 11 kilometre gravel forestry road. The road is rough, and at times uneven. Much of the gravel road travels uphill along mountain ridges, navigating hairpin turn
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Blue Ridge Forest Service Road
Kaslo
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Popular destination on South Pender Island for adventure and for relaxation. The park features a sandy beach, rocky shoreline, tidal pools, hiking trails, wildlife and a wilderness campground.
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Ainslie Point Road
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The Victoria Inner harbour is the "Hub" of activity for attractions and commerce in Victoria, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada.
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Government St
Victoria
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Eneas Lake Provincial Park is a year round destination. In the summer the remote park attracts people who enjoy backpacking, wilderness camping, canoeing, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and birdwatching. In the winter the snow covered deactivated gravel roads in the park become snowmobile route
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Munro Lake Forest Service Road
Peachland
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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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Bakers Beach is a local swimming hole attracting many of the locals during the warm days. It is a small beach hidden in a small bay. The waters are calm, good for swimming, tubing and snorkeling
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12499 Baker Road
Pender Harbour
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There are three trailhead entrances leading visitors to the summit. The trails leading to the summit are considered moderately-difficult because of the elevation hiking required.
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Phillimore Point Road
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Mount Cain is North Vancouver Island's year round recreation mountain destination in British Columbia, Canada. Activites enjoyed inlcude downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing in the winter. Hiking and mountain biking are enjoyed in the summer.
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Port McNeill
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McMillan Creek Regional Park is a network of three short trails leading to a grassy knoll lookout over looking the community of Prince George, BC, Canada and the mighty Nechako River.
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Hoferkamp Road
Prince George
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Connaught Hill Park is a community park situated on the top of a hill in the centre of the community. The beautifully landscaped park provides 360 degree views of the community and of Fraser River.
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Connaught Hill Drive
Prince George
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Rainbow Park is one of the more popular beach park destinations for families and couples in ,Whistler, BC, Canada, because the water is so shallow, clear and... because the park is so easy to access by car and bike.
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Alta Road
Whistler
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A short well-maintained walking trail explores a canyon of trees, some standing and some not, while crossing foot bridges before connecting to a viewing deck looking up at the falls.
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Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd
Tappen
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Teapot Mountain Trail is a short uphill hike leading to a summit with four viewpoints providing 360 degree views of the surrounding lakes, rivers, forests and wetlands.
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Talus Road
Prince George
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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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