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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MacKenzie Beach is a very popular sandy beach destination located south of the community of Tofino, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The beach is easily accessible, close to the village and butts up next to the Pacific Rim National Park beaches.
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Helesen Rd
Tofino
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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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The community of Qualicum Beach is located on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Along the waterfront of the community is a pathway which provides unreal views of the far off mountains and massive beach.
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Inland Hwy (Oceanside Route)
Qualicum Beach
Bowen Park is a popular area for many activities including swimming, birdwatching, hiking, picnicking, disc golf, tennis, baseball and lawn bowling. Swimming can be enjoyed in the river or in the outdoor swimming pool in the park. Birdwatching is best enjoyed near the duck pond or at the south end
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Bowen Road
Nanaimo
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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
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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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Nitinat River Provincial Park is a another one of those classic rugged wilderness parks we so enjoy. This park is located near the community of Lake Cowichan, Port Alberni and Port Renfrew, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The main features of this wilderness park are the Nitinat
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Nitinat Main
Lake Cowichan
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The Beaver Lodge Forest Lands (BLFL) is an adventure destination located in the community of Campbell River, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The BLFL is a highly used trail network enjoyed by hikers, bikers and horseback riders.
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Campbell River
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Keeha Bay Trail is a short, but difficult hike through mud, around swamps and over deadfall trees. The 3.2 kilometre one way route explores a west coast rainforest leading to a large sandy beach, crashing waves, jagged cliffs, caves and mounds of driftwood logs.
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Bamfield
fisgard
Fisgard Lighthouse is a sightseeing attraction and National Historic Site of Canada located in Victoria, British Columbia, (B.C.), Canada on Vancouver Island.
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603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
Victoria
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The popular Seal Bay Nature Park in the Comox Valley is 714 hectares ( 1764 acres ) and includes a good selection of trails, plenty of wilderness scenery and wildlife viewing. The trails explore mature forests, deep ravines and rolling valleys. Some of the trail routes explore around wetland
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Courtenay
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The Broken Islands is a collection of 100 or so islands and islets popular for kayaking, boating, scuba diving and sailing located off the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The Broken Islands are part of the Pacific Rim National Park. The communities with the best water
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Ucluelet, Port Alberni, Bamfield
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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park is a waterfall and hiking destination located near the communities of Qualicum Beach and Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The park highlight is a boardwalk trail leading to a gorge with viewing platforms overlooking some waterfalls
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Qualicum Beach
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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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Sidney Spit of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is a long sand bar and marine park measuring over 223 hectares (551 acres) of foreshore and over 177 hectares (437 acres) of upland landscape highlighted by a seamlessly endless white sandy beach.
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Sidney
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