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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Coombs Village is located west of Parksville BC, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The village is a popular attraction because of the unique assortment of art, services, dining and shops.
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Alberni Hwy (Hwy 4A)
Parksville
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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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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
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
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Fairy Lake is most famous for the lonely fir tree surviving in the middle of the lake. Many photos have been taken of this little guy making a go of it under tough conditions. The lone twisted tree poking out of the lake perched on a sunken log makes for a great photo.
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Harris Main FSR
Port Renfrew
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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
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
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Honeymoon Bay Ecological Reserve (formerly known as the Sutton Creek Wildflower Reserve) is best explored in the spring season when flowers are blooming. Within the 6 hectare reserve is a self guided walking trail for accessing viewing areas over looking any of the many species of flowers in the
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South Shore Road
Lake Cowichan
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
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Little beach is a private pebbled beach hidden away in a small cove surrounded by a few waterfront homes, towering cliffs, high banked shrubbery and dwarfed trees.
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Peninsula Rd
Ucluelet
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Kin Park is a small ocean beach park located in the community of Chemainus, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The ocean park is a popular spot for beachcombing, sightseeing, picnicking, swimming and for launching a boat so to access one of the nearby islands.
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Maple Street
Chemainus
airpark
The Air Park is a main community park and walking pathway in the center of the Comox Valley located on the banks of the Courtenay River Estuary near the communities of Courtenay and Comox, BC, Canada. Exploring the estuary is a very popular paved pathway used for hiking, jogging, rollerblading,
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20th Street
Comox
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Mount Tzouhalem is a sightseeing hiking trail leading to fabulous views of the Cowichan Valley. The mountain trail is located east of the community of Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Duncan
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Chesterman Beach is one of the longer, larger sandy beach attractions close to the community of Tofino, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. It is not one of the beaches within the Pacific Rim National Park, but might as well be.
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Chesterman Road
Tofino
elklake
The highlights of the park include the two recreation lakes, the multi-use trail network, sandy beaches and the natural scenery.The activities most enjoyed in the Elk / Beaver Lake Regional Park include hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing.
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Victoria
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