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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Activities enjoyed at the beach include swimming, beachcombing and sightseeing. The beach is also a beach launch site for kayakers looking to explore the coastline. There are islands along the coastline worth exploring like Newcastle, Jesse, Snake and Brandon Islands. There is parallel parking
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Departure Bay Road
Nanaimo
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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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Della Falls is a remote wilderness outdoor canoeing and backpacking adventure located west of the community of Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The adventure is an epic tale involving canoeing Great Central Lake and then backpacking to Della Falls - Canada's highest waterfall measuring
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Port Alberni
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Nootka Island Trail is located on Nootka Island in Nootka Sound off the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada near Gold River, BC. Nootka Island is accessed via boarding a walk on only ferry or floatplane which departs from the marina in Gold River or by kayak.
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Gold River, Friendly Cove, Kyuquot
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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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Long wilderness hikes into the backcountry offering up views of the Vancouver Island coastline from Nanaimo to Qualicum Bay. Scenery is spectacular.
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Port Alberni
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Westwood Lake Park: A 50 hectare day use park with a sandy beach, swimming area with a floating dock, picnic tables, playground, boat launch and a large network of hiking and biking trails. The lake is a popular destination for swimming, canoeing, fishing for trout, hiking, jogging, dog walking, mou
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Westwood Lake Rd
Nanaimo
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Oak Bay's Uplands Park enjoys a series of walking trails, beach access points, boat ramps, memorial, cairn, sightseeing benches, scenic driving route, picnic area and parking area
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Dorset Road
Victoria
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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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Elliott's Beach Park is a small pebbled beach located in the Cowichan Valley, northeast of Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island. The beach park is situated in a small quiet bay, surrounded by rock outcroppings, in an area of Ladysmith referred to as Yellow Point.
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Elliott Way
Ladysmith
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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
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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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Strathcona Provincial Park is British Columbia, Canada's oldest park and Vancouver Island's biggest park measuring 202,342 hectares (500,000 acres). Strathcona Provincial Park is a year round destination park on the island. It has rivers, lakes, mountains, meadows, forests and plenty of wildlife.
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The U'Mista Cultural Centre is the main attraction in Alert Bay. The centre is a First Nation museum and a special gathering place for ceremonial celebrations. The goal of the centre is to remember, protect and preserve the history, traditions and cult
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Alert Bay
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The Desolation Sound marine route is located on the inside passage between central Vancouver Island and British Columbia mainland in Canada. Desolation Sound Marine Park is one of the largest coastal marine parks in North America. It is a very popular long haul, multi-day adventure route attracting
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