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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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Box Lake Trail is an easy going 1.3 kilometre loop walking trail located east of Nakusp, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada
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Highway 6
Nakusp
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The green-blue waters of Kalamalka Lake, the secluded coves and the sandy beaches make the park popular for swimming, canoeing, and picnicking. Hiking, biking, jogging, horseback riding and cross country skiing are enjoyed in the park because of the large network of paved and gravel trails.
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Hwy 6
Vernon
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The waterfall park is located northeast of the community of Mission, British Columbia, Canada. The Cascade Falls Regional Park includes a hiking path, viewing deck, picnic day use area, pit toilets and a parking lot. The highlight of the park is a 30 metre (98 foot) waterfall dropping into a canyon
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Ridgeview Road
Mission
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Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park is a remote and wilderness park accessed from the communities of Lake Cowichan, Port Renfrew and Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The provincial park is one of the oldest protected parks on Vancouver Island. The park is divided into
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Rosander Main
Lake Cowichan
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Redstreak Trail is a 2.3 km hiking adventure exploring a river eco system before connecting with Redstreak Mountain. The trail is located in the Kootenay National Park of British Columbia, Canada near the Village of Radium Hot Springs.
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Highway 93
Radium Hot Springs
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Bodega is best known for its 3.5 - 4 kilometre hiking trail and birdwatching opportunities following along a mountain ridge overlooking Trincomali Channel, Wallace Island Marine Park and Saltspring Island.
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Cottage Way
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The extensive trail network is accessed by cross country skiers in the winter and mountain bikers and hikers in the summer. Some of the routes lead to wildlife viewing areas while others lead to viewpoints and wilderness cabins.
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Highway 16
Prince George
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The Rock Oven Regional Park is accessed by hikers and mountain bikers only. The route along the KVR to the rock ovens includes two tunnels and should take 3-4 hours to reach when hiking.
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Smethhurst Road
Naramata
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Misty Meadows in Naikoon Provincial Park is a beach of sand dunes. The great storms blow sand inland forming massive sand dunes.
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Highway 16
Tlell
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Bert Flinn Park includes a network of trails and old logging roads. The trail network is a popular destination for walking and mountain biking.
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Heritage Mountain Blvd
Port Moody
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French Beach Provincial Park is situated south of Port Renfrew, BC and just north of Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The 59 hectare French Beach Provincial Park was established in 1974 in honor of an early pioneer who lived in the region named James French.
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Highway 14
Sooke, Port Renfrew
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Sicamous Riverfront Nature Park is located next to Shuswap Lake in the community of Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada. The easy grade walking and hiking trails meander through a forest following the shores of Eagle River.
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Silver Sands Road
Sicamous
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Chapman Creek is a hiking and biking trail located south of Sechelt, BC in the area of Davis Bay on the lower section of the Sunshine Coast.
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Kin Park is a small ocean beach park located in the community of Chemainus, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The ocean park is a popular spot for beachcombing, sightseeing, picnicking, swimming and for launching a boat so to access one of the nearby islands.
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Maple Street
Chemainus
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Honeymoon Bay Ecological Reserve (formerly known as the Sutton Creek Wildflower Reserve) is best explored in the spring season when flowers are blooming. Within the 6 hectare reserve is a self guided walking trail for accessing viewing areas over looking any of the many species of flowers in the
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South Shore Road
Lake Cowichan

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