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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Giscome Heritage Trail in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada is a designated heritage trail located north of the community of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.
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Mitchell Road
Prince George
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The city's largest park covering over 65 acres of well maintained lawns dissected by pathways leading to viewing benches looking out over the Fraser River, flower gardens, a First Nation cemetery and a children's playground and water park.
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Nearby Community
17th Ave
Prince George
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Silverthorne Lake in the Houston Community Forest located in Houston, British Columbia, Canada is popular for fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, canoeing, mountain biking, showshoeing and XC skiing
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Nearby Community
Buck Flats Road
Houston
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The park rests on the shores of Charlie Lake and for years the park has provided hours of activity for many who enjoy swimming, fishing, camping and hiking.
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Nearby Community
Highway 97
Fort St. John
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The river park is situated under the peaks of Steamboat Mountain. It is a campground, day use area and recreation destination for activities like fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, horseback riding and sightseeing.
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Nearby Community
Highway 97
Fort Nelson
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Fish Creek Park is a community recreation destination exploring along three paved and gravel paths through a very well maintained demonstration forest on the banks of Fish Creek.
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Nearby Community
119 Avenue
Fort St. John
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Heritage Walking Tour is an informative route following the path of many historical photo kiosks while walking the downtown streets in the the community
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Nearby Community
100 Avenue
Fort St. John
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The short 2 km or so hiking trail travels along an old overgrown forestry road leading out onto a lookout point with fantastic views of the Telkwa Mountain Range and the Bulkley Valley.
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Nearby Community
Barret Hat Road
Houston
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Home to the the "World's Largest Fly Rod", gardens, water fountain, playground and some information boards about the community of Houston BC.
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Highway 16
Houston
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Irrigation Lake Park is a full serviced recreation destination complete with picnic tables (some in the shade, some not), fire pits, sitting benches, change rooms and outhouses. The lake enjoys a small sandy beach and a large grassy area. Many arrive at the lake to swim and picnic.
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Nearby Community
Highway 16
Houston
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Community Forest in Houston, British Columbia, Canada is recreational destination exploring the many hectares of alpine forest surrounding Silverthorne Lake.
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Nearby Community
Buck Flats Road
Houston
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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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Nearby Community
Nadina Way
Houston
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China Nose Mountain Trail is a challenging hike to summit views. The peak provides a phenomenal view of the surrounding mountain ranges and the many lakes and rivers of the Bulkley Valley.
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Nearby Community
Mckilligan Road
Houston
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The hiking route takes advantage of the local waterways that flow through the community by following Buck Creek most of the way and the mighty Bulkley River for some of the way.
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Nearby Community
Copeland Street
Houston
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Forests for the World is a 106 hectare interpretive demonstration forest with 15 (8.5 mi.) kilometres of hiking trails with viewing towers, lakes, sightseeing benches and birding.
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Nearby Community
Kueng Road
Prince George
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Beatton Park is popular for hiking, swimming, boating, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, camping, xc skiing, cross country, ice fishing and snowshoeing.
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Nearby Community
244 Road
Fort St. John
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The multi use trail is maintained by a community group and is a popular trail system used by joggers, bikers, walkers, xc skiers, snowshoers and horseback riders.
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Nearby Community
Tyner Blvd
Prince George
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Centennial Park is a community park popular for walking paths, flower gardens, playground, water park, volleyball, picnicking.
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Nearby Community
93 Avenue
Fort St. John
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Cottonwood Island Nature Park in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada is a very popular year round recreation destination located where the Nechako and Fraser River meet in the community.
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Nearby Community
River 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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Nearby Community
Connaught Hill Drive
Prince George

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