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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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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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Cottonwood Park in Fort St. James, British Columbia, Canada is a popular north end park with historic displays and lake views of Stuart Lake. A large lake which partakes in many recreational activities enjoyed by locals and visitors.
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Highway 27
Fort St. James
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Apex Mountain is a year round recreation destination. During the winters the mountain is a ski resort for downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. During the summer months there is a hiking and backpacking.
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First established in 1956 the 149 hectare Shuswap Lake Provincial Park is a full service destination park popular for swimming, boating, water skiing, sightseeing, canoeing, hiking, camping, snorkeling, wind surfing and fishing
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Squilax Road
Sorrento
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Kickininee Provincial Park is a 49 hectare park on the shores of Okanagan Lake, between Penticton and Summerland, consisting of 3 small separate pebbled beach parks named the Kickininee, Soorimpt and Pyramid.
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Highway #97
Penticton
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The 3 Sisters Trail is also referred to as the Mountain Lakes Trail. The backcountry trail route is considered one of the premium wilderness hikes in the region for scenery and wildlife. Backpackers, hikers, naturalists and photographers will enjoy this backcountry adventure route.
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Fernie
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Armours Beach is a popular beach close to the village of Gibsons. Armours also provides a small wharf, a picnic area, a clubhouse and is home to the local populations "Polar Bear Swim"
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Gibsons
Gardens and walking paths, 350 rhododendrons, primarily hybrids. Great assortment of colors and smells. Access from Bowen Road.
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Nanaimo
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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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The Johnstone Strait marine route is located along the inside passage of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. It is a major marine transportation route between the island the mainland of British Columbia for sailboats, freighters, kayaks, tour companies, Coast Guard vessels, tug boats, cruise liners
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There is a viewpoint located at the top providing views of the community of Summerland, Naramata, Okanagan Lake, vineyards, orchards... and landmarks like the Trout Creek Bridge, Kettle Valley Rail Trail and Okanagan Mountain Park.
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Milne Road
Summerland
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Hyde Mountain Lookout Hiking Trail is a difficult 15km return hike located a few minutes drive from Sicamous, BC, and is the perfect hike for all seasons. Tackle the 33 switchbacks at the beginning by either hiking, biking, or horseback to enjoy the spectacular view of Mara Lake
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The Haynes Point Provincial Park is situated on a spit surrounded by sandy beaches, a lake and wetlands popular for swimming, sun bathing, boating, camping, hiking and fishing.
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32 Avenue
Osoyoos
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Also referred to by the locals as the "Gator Gardens, the hiking path provides a sightseeing tour of the ecological environment on the island.
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Alder Street
Alert Bay
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The trail is a popular hiking trail located east of the community of Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada. The trail is a 10 kilometre (6.3 miles) one-way wilderness hiking trail which explores through second growth forest leading to views of Mount Cheam, the Village of Hope, Mount Baker, Harrison Lake
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Lillooet Avenue
Harrison Hot Springs

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