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.
Hiking trail follows the Millstone River for 2.8 km. Excellent ride for cyclists and comfortable walk for hikers. Access at Maffeo-Sutton Park or quarterway bridge by Bowen Park.
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Nanaimo
alertbay-toad8
Alert Bay is a magical and romantic destination located off the northern tip of Vancouver Island.
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Fir Street
Port McNeill
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
upana
Upana Caves, a spelunking destination, is located near the community of Gold River, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The caving destination provides over 100 caves. There are said to be around 1 000 known caves on Vancouver Island. Who knew? Most of these caves are found in what is called the Quatsi
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west-coast-trail-hikers
The West Coast Trail (WCT) is one of Canada's most famous multi-day backpacking and wilderness camping hiking trails. It is located in the world famous Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The trail measures over 74 kilometres long...
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Bamfield, Port Renfrew
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
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Cox Bay is a smaller sandy beach destination which is lesser known by tourists and more popular by the locals. Crowds are less because the waves are bigger, it is farther from Tofino and there is no direct vehicle access. Visitors arrive via a trail or by ocean kayak. Cox Bay is located south of the
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Pacific Sands Beach Resort Road
Tofino
petroglyphs
Petroglyph Park is historic park located in the community of Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The 2 hectare park is the site of prehistoric carvings and provides many opportunities for good marine views.
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Nanaimo
bamfield-boardwalk
Bamfield Boardwalk Trail. Board the water taxi to West Bamfield. Right from the dock there is a waterfront boardwalk path with great views connecting the ferry dock with the Coast Guard Marine Station and the Government Dock. There are sitting benches, lookout points and a cafe.
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Bamfield
horth
Horth Hill Regional Park is located in North Saanich popular for hiking, sightseeing, picnicking and horseback riding.
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Wain Road
Saanich
devonian
Devonian Regional Park is a 15.8 hectare park with a walking trail which explores a forest of trees while following Sherwood Creek before it connects to a rocky beach.
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Happy Valley Road
Victoria
telegraph
Telegraph Cove is a small adventure destination hamlet located on Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada - just south of the community of Port McNeill. The adventure destination is nestled in a quiet little bay providing easy access for boating, sailing and kayaking enthusiasts to
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Port McNeill
boat
The Johnstone Strait marine route is located along the inside passage of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. It is a major marine transportation route between the island the mainland of British Columbia for sailboats, freighters, kayaks, tour companies, Coast Guard vessels, tug boats, cruise liners
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filberg-park-bench
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
piper
Pipers Lagoon is an 8 hectare waterfront park for sightseeing and beachcombing near the community of Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The waterfront park trail follows a rocky coastline and a dyke before leading out to an isthmus ( rocky point ) where one can enjoy views
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Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo
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