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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China Beach is part of the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park located near Sooke BC on Vancouver Island Canada. The beach is a day use area, a campground and the eastern trailhead to the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.
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Sooke
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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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Beacon Hill Park is THE park in Victoria, BC, Canada on Vancouver Island. It is an everything park with activities, events, gardens, ponds, trails, picnic sites and more. Many arrive every year to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the colorful gardens of the park.
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Douglas Street
Victoria
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Grice Bay is a launch point located in the Pacific Rim National Park near the Villages of Tofino and Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada. It is a popular location for launching adventures like boating, wildlife watching, kayaking, and fishing.
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet
dallas-road
Dallas Road is a sightseeing walking route located along the waterfront of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island.
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Dallas Road
Victoria
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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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Fuller Lake is a popular lake for swimming, boating and picnic site located in Chemainus, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The park is best known for its beach area and picnicking facilities. This was a family favorite when growing up.
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Poplar Road
Chemainus
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The community park destination includes a children's playground, public washrooms, longhouse picnic shelter, Totem Poles, picnic tables, viewing benches, large grass lawns, a rocky beach and beautiful marine views. The park connects to the Seawalk Pathway in Campbell River.
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Campbell River
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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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Nootka Sound is a recreation playground for marine enthusiasts who enjoy boating, canoeing, fishing, ocean kayaking and wildlife watching. Nootka Sound is home to great blue oceans, many species of wildlife and First Nation history. The main island located in the sound is Nootka Island.
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Gold River
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Emily Carr House is the childhood home of Emily Carr (1871 to 1945 ) who was a famous Canadian writer and artist. The home is located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island and is recognized as a Provincial and National Historic Site of Canada.
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207 Government Street
Victoria
Koksilah River Park
Koksilah River Park is located west of the village of Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The wilderness park is one of the more rustic, rugged parks located in the South Cowichan Valley.
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Renfrew Road
Duncan
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The mountain resort is a year round recreation destination. Hiking, mountain biking and exploring in the Summer. Skiing, snowboarding in the winter. This ski resort is known for it's deep powder.
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Courtenay
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Shorepine Bog is a hiking trail exploring a sensitive ecological system located in the Pacific Rim National Park near the Villages of Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. A raised boardwalk trail navigates around shorepine trees and dwarfed shrubs including species like
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet
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Rathtrevor Provincial Park is a large beach park located in the community of Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The 347 hectare park enjoys a large sandy beach, fantastic marine views, hiking trails and a very popular campground.
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Parksville
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