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British Columbia Parks and Trails

Planning adventures in our British Columbia Parks and Trails

Parks, hiking trails, historic sites, heritage sites, rivers, lakes and natural areas in BC Canada

British Columbia parks and trails in Canada covers every type of landscape and seascape including mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, glaciers, forests, wetlands, wildlife, ecological and heritage. All play a big part in the creation of our BC parks system. Some of our BC Parks and heritage trails tells the long history of Canada. Others are for protection of wildlife, floral and fauna. Then there are those strictly designed for adventures and leisure living outdoors. There are over 11,400,000 hectares of BC parkland in Canada with over 2,700 kilometres of hiking and mountain biking trails.

British Columbia Parks & Trails

Over 800+ BC Parks in the province 

There are over 800 or so British Columbia parks in Canada. This, by no means, is the total number of wilderness and recreation parks in British Columbia, Canada as there are many others that do not fall under the Provincial umbrella. Other parks in the province includes a few National parks and many smaller community, regional, hyro and forestry recreation parks located throughout the province. Only 12.5% of our province is protected by BC Parks and 0.6% is protected by National Parks.

British Columbia Parks and Trails in Canada Summary

British Columbia parks and trails are used for many occasions and activities. The Khutzeymateen Provincial Park is Canada's only grizzly bear sanctuary. The Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is British Columbia's largest provincial park covering 989,616 hectares. On Vancouver Island the 440 metre Della Falls in Strathcona Park is Canada's highest waterfall and is one of the ten highest falls in the world!

Parks are an important part of our province providing thousands an opportunity to enjoy the wilderness outdoors. It is said 6 out of 10 people living in BC visit a park every year.

The British Columbia parks and recreation sites are here for yours and our tourism enjoyment. Please help us care for them and respect them. Do not leave garbage behind. Do not feed the wildlife. Always ask questions on the services, amenities, fees and rules to live by when in the park.

British Columbia Parks and Trails in Canada

Click the BC Regions below to view parks, trails and places in that area.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Parks and Trails

Gulf Islands

Gulf Islands Parks and Trails

Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii Parks and Trails

Kootenay

Kootenay Parks and Trails

Lower Mainland

Lower Mainland Parks and Trails

North BC

North BC Parks and Trails

Okanagan

Okanagan Parks and Trails

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Parks and Trails

Thompson Shuswap

Thompson Shuswap Parks and Trails

Whistler Area

Whistler Region Parks and Trails
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This Vancouver Island marine route navigates a mainland fjord for 17 kilometres! The scenic route is located off the coast of northeast Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in the Queen Charlotte Strait. The route is a rugged multi day adventure exploring canyons, cliffs, beaches, waterfalls
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Port McNeill, Campbell River
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Francis/King Regional Park is a 107.33 hectares nature and activity park located in the community of Saanich, BC north of Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada.
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Munn Road
Saanich
Nights and weekends this is a terrific place to come for a walk and see the birds that live in the Cowichan Bay Estuary and to see the town of Cowichan Bay across the water.
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Westcan Terminal Rd.
Duncan
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Deception Falls Trail is a short, steep hiking trail leading to a fenced viewpoint, high up on a ridge, offering up views of a cascading waterfall in a deep forested canyon. The popular hiking trail neighbours Mahood Lake which is located in Wells Gray Provincial Park, east of 100 Mile House.
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8100 Road
100 Mile House
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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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Lost Lake Trail near Whistler, BC, Canada is a very popular adventure destination close to the village of Whistler, BC, Canada accessible by xc country skiers, mountain bikers, hikers, joggers, roller bladders and sun worshippers.
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Whistler
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The reserve is a protected wildlife sanctuary located within the Fraser River delta near the community of Ladner, BC, Canada. The area covered by the management area includes Ladner Lagoon, Ladner Marsh and the islands of Woodward, Barber, Duck, Rose, Kirkland, Gunn and Williamson. Activities includ
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Ferry Road.
Ladner
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The beach and 3 kilometre waterfront pathway are located in the small community of Crecent Beach, BC which is situated in the northern end of Semiahmoo Bay. It is a popular destination for walking, beachcombing, sunbathing, sightseeing, swimming and for launching a kayak.
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Beecher Street
Surrey
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Fillongley Provincial Park is popular for many outdoor activities including hiking, picnicking, sightseeing, birdwatching, kayaking, camping and horseback riding.
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Beadnell Road
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The walkway is a pedestrian path located in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada. The path follows the southern shore of Harrison Lake from one end to the other and passes by the main sandy beach as well as docks, flower gardens and businesses. The promenade provides great views of the lak
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Highway #9
Harrison Hot Springs
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The park is an adventure destinations located in the North Vancouver, BC. The central highlight is the 136 metre (446 feet) hanging suspension bridge which spans across a deep gorge canyon 70 metres (230 feet) high above the Capilano River.
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North Vancouver
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The small waterfront park is a day use destination area that is a popular gathering place for visitors interested in enjoying a picnic, a game of horseshoes, a day out scuba diving, swimming, playing outdoor volleyball or to launch a boat.
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Redrooffs Road
Halfmoon Bay
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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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Anderson Lake near Lillooet is one of the more popular recreational lakes for boating, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, mountain biking, off roading and snowmobiling.
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Highline Road
Lillooet
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The small Sunshine Coast park attracts families and friends who look forward to enjoying a day lounging by the Salmon Pond near the big grassy area having a picnic and, hopefully.. going for a short comfortable walk.
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Roosen Road
Pender Harbour

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