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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Horth Hill Regional Park is located in North Saanich popular for hiking, sightseeing, picnicking and horseback riding.
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Wain Road
Saanich
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Roche Cove is an adventure and activity hiking and sightseeing destination located near the community of Sooke, BC. Although the views are captivating, the highlight of the park is the meandering hiking trail exploring the woodland forests in the park.
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Sooke
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Newcastle Island Park is an island retreat located 100 metres off the coast of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Accessed only by boat, kayak or passenger water taxi the island is a popular hiking, beach, picnicking and camping destination.
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Nanaimo
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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
Both Morton and Mohun lakes are well known in the region as good fishing lakes full of rainbow, cutthroat and dolly varden trout. The two lakes attract a lot of attention from many activities including fishing like canoeing, kayaking, swimming, birdwatching, sightseeing, hiking and camping.
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Glencoe Cove-Kwatsech Park is located east of Victoria, BC in the quiet neighborhood of Gordon Head. The park is perfect for a picnic on the rocky cliffs which overlook Haro Strait and the San Juan Islands. If you are lucky you may se a whale, if not, you are guaranteed to see at least one seagull!
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Gordon Point Drive, Victoria, BC V8N 6L3
Victoria BC (Gordon Head Community)
Antler Lake is located in the back country forests near the community of Gold River, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. Antler lake is a small wilderness recreation lake popular for swimming, fishing, canoeing and picnicking.
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Gold River
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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
radarhill
Radar Hill is a lookout viewpoint providing visitors some eye candy in the form of far reaching views.
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Tofino, Ucluelet
somenos
The boardwalk and dirt trails follow along the shores of Somenos Lake and the marsh. The highlights located in the wetland marsh include Drinkwater Dock, the Ducks Unlimited Nesting Area, the Garry Oak Protected Area and Watt's Walk .
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Highway #1
Duncan
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South Beach is a sandy beach destination popular for hiking and beachcombing accessed via two different hiking trails located in the Pacific Rim National Park near the Village of Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pacific Rim National Park
Tofino, Ucluelet
upana
Upana Caves, a spelunking destination, is located near the community of Gold River, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The caving destination provides over 100 caves. There are said to be around 1 000 known caves on Vancouver Island. Who knew? Most of these caves are found in what is called the Quatsi
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Raft Cove Provincial Park is a hidden gem located on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Often over shadowed by San Josef Bay Beach and others - plus the remoteness of the beach - Raft Cove is often overlooked. The drive there is long and requires travel along a 60+ kilometre gravel logging road.
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Port Hardy
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Schooner Cove is a sandy beach destination located in the Pacific Rim National Park near the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada.
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Tofino, Ucluelet
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Spectacle Lake Provincial Park is popular for canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, hiking, fishing and swimming. In the winter, if it gets cold enough, the lake freezes over and ice skating and ice fishing are the activities enjoyed.
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Whittaker Road
Duncan
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