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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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The Kamloops, BC Bike Ranch is a BMX track, a downhill track, and a jump park rolled into one.
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Juniper Ridge
Kamloops
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The Mamquam River is a popular destination in the Squamish, British Columbia, Canada region for hikers, mountain bikers, fisherman and horseback riders. The main trail extends along the shores of the Mamquam River eventually leading to the fish spawning channels.
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Highway 99
Squamish
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The network of trails, the numbers of lakes and creeks while hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the Tetrahedron Provincial Park provides days of enjoyment and many photo moments.
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Gray Creek Forest Service Road
Sechelt
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Okanagan Falls Christie Memorial Provincial Park is a popular sunshine destination for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating, picnicking and suntanning.
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Cedar Avenue
Okanagan Falls
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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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The reserve is a protected birding eco-system consisting of intertidal marshes, wetlands, bogs and dykes (dikes) located on Westham Island near Ladner, BC. It is considered one of the best birdwatching destinations in Canada. There have been over 260+ different bird species sighted in the sanctuary.
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River Road
Ladner
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The bird sanctuary draws many to the west coast to view the 140 or so bird species who visit yearly. Seasons play a big part as birds are migratory. Spring, summer, fall and winter all bring different wildlife guests to the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Trumpeter Drive
Masset
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The 587 hectare park includes a 124 hectare lake, a waterfall hiking trail, a sandy beach and a campground. Come camp, hike to a waterfall, fish on a lake or paddle a canoe or kayak
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Highway #33
Osoyoos
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Sudbury Beach Park is a local community park located on Skaha Lake in the community of Penticton. The park is a day use park with a beautiful sandy beach and is popular for activities like suntanning, water sports, picnicking and relaxing.
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Penticton
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Bugaboo Provincial Park is a summer backpacking, hiking, climbing and wilderness camping destination located in the Purcell Mountains west of the village of Radium Hot Springs in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada.
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Radium Hot Springs
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The 21 hectare park is located just south of the Babine Mountains Provincial Park. In 1967 the park was created because of discovery of fossils embedded in the rock on the east side of Dawson Creek.
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Telkwa High Road
Smithers
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Mount Daniel Hiking Trail is an uphill climb covering 3-4 km (1.8 - 2.5 mi.) each way. The hike up the steep grade should take (1-2 hr ) to reach the peak. Coming back takes less time as you trek down the mountain.
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Garden Bay Road
Pender Harbour
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The 4 Corners Trail, located within Naikoon Provincial Park, was originally an old settler wagon road established to access parcels of land and homesteads. Today, it is mossy and overgrown, but the early part of the trail makes for a nice hike.
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Tow Hill Rd
Masset, BC
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Cypress Provincial Park is a year round, summer and winter recreation destination based in the North Shore Mountains located behind the community of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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West Vancouver
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Spirit Lake Trail should take between 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete. The trail is well maintained and ends with a loop around the lake.
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