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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Haig Brown House is a Canadian Heritage Site located in the community of Campbell River. The estate was once the home to a heralded naturalist and environmentalist named Roderick Haig Brown.
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Campbell River
buttertubs
Buttertubs Marsh is a popular place for birdwatching mainly it is very central in the community and easily accessible. Some of the birding wildlife viewed when visiting the marsh could include swallows, Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks, American Widgeons, Red-Winged Blackbird, eagles, kingfishers,
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Bird Sanctuary Drive
Nanaimo
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Miracle Beach enjoys vast sandy beaches and over 2 kilometres of hiking trails. The beach is a popular summer beachcombing area. Miracle Beach is next door to Saratoga Beach and part of the Miracle Beach Provincial Park.
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willows
Oak Bay's Willows Beach may be the most popular beach in the Victoria, BC region on Vancouver Island. Located in Oak Bay which is northeast of the City of Victoria, the white sandy beach measures about 1.2 hectares in size and includes change rooms, toilets, day use picnic sites, concession
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Dalhousie Drive
Victoria
Centennial-2
A family friendly park in the heart of Duncan. Lawn Bowling, Tennis, Spray Park, Community Garden, Fun for the whole family.
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325 First Street
Duncan
emilycarr
Emily Carr House is the childhood home of Emily Carr (1871 to 1945 ) who was a famous Canadian writer and artist. The home is located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island and is recognized as a Provincial and National Historic Site of Canada.
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207 Government Street
Victoria
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Shorepine Bog is a hiking trail exploring a sensitive ecological system located in the Pacific Rim National Park near the Villages of Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. A raised boardwalk trail navigates around shorepine trees and dwarfed shrubs including species like
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet
mtcain
Mount Cain is North Vancouver Island's year round recreation mountain destination in British Columbia, Canada. Activites enjoyed inlcude downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing in the winter. Hiking and mountain biking are enjoyed in the summer.
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Port McNeill
maple bay
Maple Bay is a small marine village located east of the community of Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The village is in private cove, fronted by a pebbled beach, situated on the shores of the Sansum Narrows. Maple Bay is a residential neighborhood located about 10 minutes
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Maple Bay Road
Duncan
A group of islands and islets located off the coast of Bamfield. The islands are visited by sailboats, kayakers and boaters. Islands are best accessed from East Bamfield near Port Desire. A preferred destination ideal for overnight kayaking adventure tours with plenty of availabl
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prevost
The mountain is a wilderness destination popular for many outdoor activities. Some of the activities enjoyed include mountan biking, hiking, hang gliding and sightseeing. Mountain bikers and hikers will enjoy the rough trails and wilderness environment. Bikers will particularly enjoy ...
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Mount Prevost Road.
Duncan
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Rathtrevor Provincial Park is a large beach park located in the community of Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The 347 hectare park enjoys a large sandy beach, fantastic marine views, hiking trails and a very popular campground.
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Parksville
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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Filberg Park is best known in the region as an event destination because of the beautiful grounds, onsite facilities and marine scenery. Events such as weddings, fundraisers and festivals are held regularly in the park.
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Comox
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Florencia Beach is one of the lesser known sandy beaches located in the Pacific Rim National Park. The beach is located near the Village of Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet
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