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.

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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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Waterfront park is an ideal destination for birdwatching, picnicking and for watching marine traffic come and go. The park is centrally located in the community, close to restaurants and shops, making it a good starting location for a self guided tour of the community.
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Comox
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When talking beaches in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve most always refer to Long Beach. It is the most popular of the beaches in the park and one of the longest. Long Beach is closest to the Village of Tofino and a short drive from the Village of Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet
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Mount Tzouhalem is a sightseeing hiking trail leading to fabulous views of the Cowichan Valley. The mountain trail is located east of the community of Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Duncan
caving
The 158 hectare park draws cavers from around the world to British Columbia. Both beginners and experts caving opportunities. Within the park are numerous caves and caverns to explore. There are guided interpretive tours for the deeper caves and self guided tours throughout the smaller caves.
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Qualicum
heartlake
Heart Lake Trail is a short, but challenging hiking trail located behind the community of Ladysmith, BC, Canada in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. The trail connects to a small, relatively unknown, lake. Half way up the trail leading to the lake there is a grassy knoll lookout with
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Battie Drive
Ladysmith
beaconhill
Beacon Hill Park is THE park in Victoria, BC, Canada on Vancouver Island. It is an everything park with activities, events, gardens, ponds, trails, picnic sites and more. Many arrive every year to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the colorful gardens of the park.
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Douglas Street
Victoria
thetis
Victoria's Thetis Lake Regional Park is a lake, beach and woodland park located in the area of Langford - View Royal which is situated north of the City of Victoria, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada.
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Six Mile Rd
Victoria
mtbaker
Island View Beach Regional Park is located on the eastern coastline of the Saanich Peninsula in Sidney, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The beach park is popular for beachcombing, picnicking, birdwatching and swimming.
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Homathko Road
Sidney
Both Morton and Mohun lakes are well known in the region as good fishing lakes full of rainbow, cutthroat and dolly varden trout. The two lakes attract a lot of attention from many activities including fishing like canoeing, kayaking, swimming, birdwatching, sightseeing, hiking and camping.
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dallas-road
Dallas Road is a sightseeing walking route located along the waterfront of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island.
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Dallas Road
Victoria
cowtube
The Cowichan River Provincial Park is a popular recreation river for many outdoor adventure activities. Throughout the park are many natural features including secluded pebbled beaches, deep gorge canyons, high rocky cliffs and white water rapids.
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Duncan
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The Broughton Archipelago is one of the most beautiful, remote and untouched boating, sailing and kayaking destinations in and around the northern end of Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia (BC), Canada. It is not as well known as other boating destinations, like the Broken Islands
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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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Clayoquot Sound is a wilderness remote marine destination off the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada north of the Village of Tofino, BC, Canada. The sound is best known for its old growth trees, islands and wildlife sightings.
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Tofino
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Bright Angel Park is located south of Duncan, BC and north of the Village of Cobble Hill in an area of the Cowichan Valley known as Cowichan Station on Vancouver Island. The off-the-beaten-path park is a recreation destination popular for hiking, swimming and picnicking.
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Tigwell Road
Duncan
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