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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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The park is a popular destination for picnics, team sports and short walks. Along with the squirrels playing in the wooded park, there are also locals looking to play like sport teams arriving to play a game of baseball on one of the 2 baseball fields or the one soccer field.
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Ripple Way
Sechelt
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Devonian Regional Park is a 15.8 hectare park with a walking trail which explores a forest of trees while following Sherwood Creek before it connects to a rocky beach.
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Happy Valley Road
Victoria
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Combined, the hiking trails provide 5 kilometres of adventure. During the summer months the trails are popular for hiking, walking, self guided nature tours, photography and birdwatching. In the winter the trails are used as cross country ski routes.
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Merry Creek Forest Service Road
Castlegar
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A 2 kilometre one-way path (4 kilometres return trip) leading to a series of river pools and dinosaur tracks. The hike follows a pine needle cushioned trail along a ridge, into a forest and out to three pools - The Cabin, Overehanging Rock and Top Pools.
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Mackenzie Way
Tumbler Ridge
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Cottonwood Falls Park is a small community park with flower gardens and a waterfall. The park rests at the foot of Cottonwood Falls and on the banks of Cottonwood Creek in the community of Nelson, BC which is in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada.
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Government Road
Nelson
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short 15 minute trail located on Moresby Island near Sandspit explores the forests along the coastline of the island navigating around deadfall and through large trees. The wooded route leads to a look-out peering over Skidegate Inlet with rock cliffs and pulsating surge channels below.
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Sandspit
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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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Rosebery Provincial Park is a 32 hectare campground park situated on the shores of Wilson Creek, located north of New Denver, BC and south of Nakusp BC.
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Highway 6
New Denver
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Columbia Basin Wetlands is a hot spot for multi day canoeing, wilderness camping, birding and fishing in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada.
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Invermere
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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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Spanish Bank is considered one of the preferred sandy beach destinations in the city to escape the large crowds and the many sounds of the city. Some say Spanish Bank provides some of the best skyline views of the city.
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Tolmie Street
Vancouver
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The park is a protected eco system consisting of a diverse mixture of sandy beaches, rocky shoreline, intertidal marshes, tidal pools, mud flats, estuaries, grasslands and sand dunes. It is best know for its popular beach called Centennial Beach.
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Boundary Bay Road
Tsawwassen
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The park is a wilderness recreation destination overlooking the Fraser River. The park encompasses Tavistock Point which is on the northern tip of Brae Island. Some of the activities and adventures enjoyed when visiting the park include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking. sightseeing, picnicking...
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Glover Road
Langley
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Gyro Park is a very popular community recreation day park in the heart of Nelson, BC which is situated in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The garden park extends onto a rock outcropping viewpoint which overlooks the downtown sector of Nelson, BC and the west arm of Kootenay Lake.
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Park Avenue
Nelson
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Morse Creek Pond Park in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada is a gem of a park nestled alongside Morse Creek with excellent wilderness walking trails leading to a great day of hiking and exploring creek habitat and west coast forests.
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2nd Avenue
Prince Rupert

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