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.
Woss is a very small seaside village located in the Nimpkish Valley on the north end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. There are no real guiding companies here. The adventures enjoyed are mostly self guided.
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The highlights of the summit park are the wildflower fields, the birding opportunities and the far reaching views from the summit overlooking Haro Strait and the San Juan Islands, The Gulf Islands, Mt. Baker and the City of Sidney.
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Brookleigh Road
Victoria
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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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Lewis Park is a small community park located in the community of Courtenay. Two large Totem Poles mark the entrance of the park. Large grass lawns, baseball diamonds, skateboard park, some sitting benches, a playground, spray park, picnic tables and a pool.
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Courtenay
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The boardwalk and dirt trails follow along the shores of Somenos Lake and the marsh. The highlights located in the wetland marsh include Drinkwater Dock, the Ducks Unlimited Nesting Area, the Garry Oak Protected Area and Watt's Walk .
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Highway #1
Duncan
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Sombrio Beach near Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island is a popular beach for surfing, picnicking, camping and backpacking.
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Sooke
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The Royal British Columbia Museum is home to temporary exhibits on loan from far away places and permanent exhibits like the First Nations Gallery, the Natural History Gallery and the Modern Era Gallery.
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Government St
Victoria
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Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park is a remote and wilderness park accessed from the communities of Lake Cowichan, Port Renfrew and Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The provincial park is one of the oldest protected parks on Vancouver Island. The park is divided into
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Rosander Main
Lake Cowichan
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Combers Beach is a beach less traveled in the Pacific Rim National Park located near the Villages of Tofino and Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada. The sandy beach is small and enjoys smaller crowds.
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet
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Butchart Gardens is a garden attraction located in Brentwood Bay of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The Victoria attraction consists of a network of walking trails visiting with lavish floral gardens, fountains, ponds and rock gardens.
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800 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay
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East Sooke Park is home to west coast wilderness, wildlife and sandy beaches. The regional park extends over 1,435 hectares with a fantastic network of hiking trails crisscrossing, looping and connecting to each other exploring a typical west coast forest complete with moss, lichens, deadfall trees
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Becher Road
Sooke
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Alert Bay is a magical and romantic destination located off the northern tip of Vancouver Island.
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Fir Street
Port McNeill
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Tonquin Beach and Trail is a small, private sandy beach adventure located within a short driving or biking distance from the Village of Tofino on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The park is one of the smaller beach destinations in the area, as well as, one receiving smaller crowds as it
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Tonquin Park Rd
Tofino
Antler Lake is located in the back country forests near the community of Gold River, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. Antler lake is a small wilderness recreation lake popular for swimming, fishing, canoeing and picnicking.
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Gold River
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Glencoe Cove-Kwatsech Park is located east of Victoria, BC in the quiet neighborhood of Gordon Head. The park is perfect for a picnic on the rocky cliffs which overlook Haro Strait and the San Juan Islands. If you are lucky you may se a whale, if not, you are guaranteed to see at least one seagull!
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Gordon Point Drive, Victoria, BC V8N 6L3
Victoria BC (Gordon Head Community)
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