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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Florencia Beach is one of the lesser known sandy beaches located in the Pacific Rim National Park. The beach is located near the Village of Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet
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Waterfront park is an ideal destination for birdwatching, picnicking and for watching marine traffic come and go. The park is centrally located in the community, close to restaurants and shops, making it a good starting location for a self guided tour of the community.
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Comox
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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 Morrell Nature Park is located in the community of Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The 113 hectare (278 acres) birdwatching and hiking trail park includes a lake, beaver pond, hiking trails, lookout platforms, marshes and plenty of second growth forest.
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Wakesiah Ave
Nanaimo
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Chemaunus, BC on Vancouver Island was one of the first to bring mural art to the streets in Canada on a grand scale! Today, visitors can grab an information brochure and take a self guided mural walking tour around Chemainus visiting with murals while at the same time exploring shops and attractions
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Chemainus
Jack Point/Biggs Park is located near Duke Point. Hiking trails exploring beaches and forests. Good views of islands and the city of Nanaimo. Access off of the Duke Point Ferry Rd.
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Nanaimo
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Kennedy Lake is a large fresh water lake located in-between the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Kennedy Lake amenities include 2 day use areas, campsites, and a boat launch. Both picnic areas are located on the south end of the
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Tofino, Ucluelet
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Fort Rodd Hill is a historic attractions and a 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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Wickaninnish Beach is one of the more popular beaches due because it is long, beautiful and lined with high end resorts. Located in the Pacific Rim National Park, the beach is situated south of Tofino, BC and north of the Village of Ucluelet, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet
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Sproat Lake is a recreation lake located west of the community of Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The park is easily accessable therefore it is a very popular park in the summer months for swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, wind surfing and water skiing.
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Sproat Lake Road
Port Alberni
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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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The wilderness park has 4 sections - China Beach, Juan de Fuca Marine Hiking Trail, Sombrio Beach, Botanical Beach. All are top notch sightseeing and adventure destinations outdoor adventure activities enjoyed include hiking, backpacking, swimming, beachcombing, picnicking, wildlife and camping.
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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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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 Broughton Archipelago is one of the most beautiful, remote and untouched boating, sailing and kayaking destinations in and around the northern end of Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia (BC), Canada. It is not as well known as other boating destinations, like the Broken Islands
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