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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 Parks and Trails

Lower Mainland

Lower Mainland Parks and Trails

North BC

North BC Parks and Trails


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
The reserve is a protected birding eco-system consisting of intertidal marshes, wetlands, bogs and dykes (dikes) located on Westham Island near Ladner, BC. It is considered one of the best birdwatching destinations in Canada. There have been over 260+ different bird species sighted in the sanctuary.
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River Road
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
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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Snooka Forest Service Road
Bella Coola
Railgrade Trail is a biking and hiking trail connecting the community of Rossland, BC with the village of Warfield, BC. The historic trail was once the railway line servicing the Rossland mines and the steamships stopping in at Trail Creek Landing.
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Kimpton Creek Trail is a 7 km hiking trail exploring second growth forests and a river eco system in the Kootenay National Park near the Town of Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada.
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Highway 93
Radium Hot Springs
Paul Lake Provinical Park is only a half hour drive northeast of Kamloops, B.C., Canada in the Thompson-Shuswap region of British Columbia, Canada. This park features a beautiful blue lake, a 7 kilometre hiking trail, a campground and a 400 metre white sandy beach.
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Pinantan Rd
St. Mary's Lake is on the northern end of Salt Spring Island, BC is popular for canoeing, kayaking, boating, birdwatching, picnicking, sightseeing and swimming.
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Lang Road
The highlights of the park are the lake, 200 metre sandy beach and campground. The park measures over 40 hectares in size. The heavily forested park is popular for activities including hiking, boating, canoeing, swimming, bird watching, camping and fishing.
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Telkwa High Road
Kiskatinaw Provincial Park is a small remote provincial park and campground resting on the banks of the Kiskatinaw River in a deep forested valley just north of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada.
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Old Alaska Highway
Dawson Creek
In the summer months the popular activities include swimming, hiking, canoeing, dirt biking, atving and picnicking. The lake is a very popular destination for family picnics with children. It is a self maintained recreation site so it is important that all garbage is packed out.
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The Malakwa Suspension Bridge spans over the Eagle River in the community of Malakwa, British Columbia, Canada. The 1915 bridge was originally built by the local farmers to connect to the community and their fields.
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Summerville Husted Rd
Belcarra Regional Park is a waterfront park located north of the community of Port Moody, BC, Canada on Burrard Inlet near the entrance to Indian Arm popular for fishing, swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, boating, scuba diving, horseback riding, biking, birdwatching & sightseeing
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Bedwell Road
Port Moody
The park measures 400 hectares and protects both banks of the Kanaka Creek for approximately 12 kilometres. There are hiking trails, canoe and kayak launch, a fish hatchery, day use picnic area, wooden lookout towers and a waterfall.
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252nd Street
Maple Ridge
The forested 3.5 kilometre trail follows the same route traveled by the early surveyors when planning out the railway line for the railroad companies. The trail leads to views of the Fraser River.
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Guay Road
Prince George
The Waterfront Marine Peace Park is located on the shores of Shuswap Lake on the waterfront of Salmon Arm, BC, Canada. The park was dedicated to international peace and understanding. It may be the most visited destination by visitors and locals in the community.
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Marine Park Drive
Salmon Arm

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