Vancouver Island Parks and Trails

National Parks, Provincial, Regional, Municipal and Community Parks

Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada is home to many National, Provincial, Regional, Municipal and Community Parks, as well as, many BC Forestry Recreation Sites.There are oceanfront, lakefront, rainforest and mountain parks. Off the coastline of Vancouver Island there are  marine parks protecting islands and wildlife. Many parks on Vancouver Island protect endangered wildlife species.

Experience Vancouver Island Parks, Trails and Places

Alert Bay

Best Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada.

Bamfield

Best Bamfield, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Campbell River

Best Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Canadian Travel Influencers.

Chemainus

Best Chemainus, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Comox

Best Comox, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Comox Valley

Best Courtenay and Comox, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Courtenay

Best Courtenay, BC, Canada parks, trails, mountains, lakes, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Duncan

Best Duncan, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Cowichan Valley Canadian Travel Influencers.

Gold River

Best Gold River, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Ladysmith

Best Ladysmith, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Lake Cowichan

Best Lake Cowichan, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Nanaimo

Best Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Vancouver Island Canadian Travel Influencers.

Parksville

Best Parksville, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Port Alberni

Best Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Vancouver Island Canadian Travel Influencers.

Port Hardy

Best Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Canadian Travel Influencers.

Port McNeill

Best Port McNeill, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Port Renfrew

Best Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Canadian Travel Influencers.

Qualicum

Qualicum Parks & Trails

Sidney

Best Sidney, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Sooke

Best Sooke, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Tofino

Best Tofino, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Ucluelet

Best Ucluelet, BC, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Canadian Travel Influencers exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Victoria

Best Victoria, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Craigdarroch Castle is located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The castle is a Victorian era, Scottish Baronial mansion considered by many as an architectural wonder.
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1050 Joan Crescent
Victoria
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MacKenzie Beach is a very popular sandy beach destination located south of the community of Tofino, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The beach is easily accessible, close to the village and butts up next to the Pacific Rim National Park beaches.
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Tofino
hollandcreek
The Holland Creek Trail is located in the community of Ladysmith, BC, Canada in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. The hiking trail is easily accessible from many points in the community and is well maintained , as well as, acts as a connector trail accessing other hiking trails
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Ladysmith
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Hiking and mountain biking trails exploring the banks of the Puntledge River connecting to Nymph Falls is the highlight of the park.
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4447 Forbidden Plateau Road
Courtenay
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This coastal hiking trail travels along the South Eastern side of Flores Island.
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The Cowichan Valley Trail starting from the Mt. Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus, BC to Saltair BC and then to Transfer Beach Park in Ladysmith, BC is approximately 14 kilometres one-way. The biking and hiking trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail / The Great Trail in the Cowichan Valley...
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Chemainus
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This Vancouver Island marine route navigates a mainland fjord for 17 kilometres! The scenic route is located off the coast of northeast Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in the Queen Charlotte Strait. The route is a rugged multi day adventure exploring canyons, cliffs, beaches, waterfalls
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Port McNeill, Campbell River
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French Beach Provincial Park is situated south of Port Renfrew, BC and just north of Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The 59 hectare French Beach Provincial Park was established in 1974 in honor of an early pioneer who lived in the region named James French.
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Sooke, Port Renfrew
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Wickaninnish Beach is one of the more popular beaches due because it is long, beautiful and lined with high end resorts. Located in the Pacific Rim National Park, the beach is situated south of Tofino, BC and north of the Village of Ucluelet, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet
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Vancouver Island's largest downhill skiing and snowboarding recreation mountain. Mt Washington is a year round destination located in Strathcona Park. There is skiing in the winter and backpacking, hiking and mountain biking in the spring, summer and early fall.
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Coombs Village is located west of Parksville BC, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The village is a popular attraction because of the unique assortment of art, services, dining and shops.
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Alberni Hwy (Hwy 4A)
Parksville
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Nuu-chah-nulth Trail is a connecting hiking trail visiting sandy beaches and exploring a rainforest on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Pacific Rim National Park near the Villages of Tofino and Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet
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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park is a waterfall and hiking destination located near the communities of Qualicum Beach and Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The park highlight is a boardwalk trail leading to a gorge with viewing platforms overlooking some waterfalls
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Qualicum Beach
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Star Lake is located near the community of Gold River, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The small lake is a recreation destination situated in the back country forests south of the community.
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Gold River
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South Beach is a sandy beach destination popular for hiking and beachcombing accessed via two different hiking trails located in the Pacific Rim National Park near the Village of Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pacific Rim National Park
Tofino, Ucluelet

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